I'm indebted to Mary Ann whose Amazon review makes me very happy indeed.Happy Catholic: Glimpes of God in Everyday Life is beautifully written. The style, which achieves the admirable feat of being both ice-cold and white-hot, is electrifying. Julie Davis is never preachy, condescending, or, worse, sentimental. She states her arguments elegantly and clearly, and she has the wit and grace to remember that there are, after all, other opinions, other worldviews.
This book is a collections of quotes. It's been too long since I've read a non-formulaic, original work, let alone one that openly bares the soul of the author and makes you respect them for honestly portraying life as filled with shades of grey instead of being just black or white. Julie Davis writes like Roseanne Barr does standup. No foolin' and to the barbed point with lotsa chuckles along the way.
Think beach book, think train tome, think plane paperback, think graduation gift, think library literature! Absolutely recommend this book.
Happy Catholic (the book) still makes a great confirmation gift or even a belated Easter gift to new Catholics.
And even if you've been reading the blog all these years, there isn't any duplicated content. It was all written specifically for the book.
Just thought I'd put that reminder out there!