Pagan Babies: and Other Catholic Memories (Paperback)

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Pagan Babies: and Other Catholic Memories (Paperback)


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As a child, Gina Cascone would hide under her bed, in the closet, and run away from her parents, hoping somehow to escape her worst fear. But she couldn't hide from the awful truth...
She had to go to Catholic school.
Do nuns have legs? Is Original Sin the "starter sin" for novices? Can the rosary be said in under fifteen minutes? These are some of the questions that vex young Gina Cascone as she makes her way, grade by grade -- and prayer by prayer -- through the rigors of a Catholic education. All the answers can be found in this hilarious classic of childhood foibles: the traumatic first day of school, the dorky plaid uniform complete with matching beanie, glow-in-the-dark rosary beads, first confession trauma, proper dashboard decor ("Cadillacs got Jesus; Oldsmobiles got Mary"), and the race to save the most "pagan babies," who weren't lucky enough to be born Catholic and American.
Gina Cascone grew up in central New Jersey and is the author of Pagan Babies, Mother’s Little Helper, and coauthor of twenty-six books for children. Gina and her husband raised their two children in New Jersey and now live in Manhattan.

Product Details ISBN: 9780743453271
ISBN-10: 0743453271
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication Date: May 20th, 2003
Pages: 160
Language: English
John R. Powers author of the bestselling Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? Gina Cascone has my vote for patron saint of humor.

Minneapolis Tribune If Woody Allen and Mel Brooks got together to do a script about eight years of Catholic school, the result might be something like Pagan Babies.

Sacramento Bee Delightful...funny, steeped in nostalgia, wisdom, and good humor.