Patricia Lockwood's memoir Priestdaddy is pretty unforgettable, primarily because nobody can craft a joke like Lockwood. She lends her manic comic energy to the story of moving home from Savannah to Kansas City after her husband's expensive eye surgery for a rare vision condition. Thing is, home is a bit stranger for Lockwood than for the rest of us: her father is a Catholic priest who's basically beyond description, but here goes: he walks around in boxers, playhs electric guitar loudly, is an ordained priest with five children, and watches Glenn Beck, well, religiously. No summary can capture the strangeness of this family, and Lockwood mines the story for absurdist humor and effective moments of pathos. Laugh, cry, cringe: this is the holy trinity of reading anything by Patricia Lockwood, and Priestdaddy is no exception. Recommended by Danny
"Consistently alive with feeling. . . Lockwood's prose is cute and dirty and innocent and experienced, Betty Boop in a pas de deux with David Sedaris.""You'll be wowed by Patricia Lockwood's darkly profane and poetic memoir Priestdaddy."
--The New York Times