LIFE WITH MOTHER SUPERIOR by ane Trahey
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LIFE WITH MOTHER SUPERIOR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Any future of Catholic humor would certainly include a chapter or two of Jane Trahey's completely hilarious account of her life in a Convent Boarding School during the Life With Mother Superior is a very, very funny book, and its appeal is by no means limited to a Catholic audience. Trahey's reactions to her four years at St. Mark's ""which differed from the Girl's Reformatory only because of the tuition; otherwise the , hours and food were about the same"" -never grows dull. Each amusing anecdote seems more humorous than the our preceding it as the author visits the Poor House with the social action committee only to end up praying that she'd ""die young in the bosom of an exceedingly wealthy family""; receives a fashion background which was ""a firm foundation for a life of "", and learns about sex from a Nun who cautions her sternly ""never sit on a boy's lap without the telephone book under you -- or at least a copy of Good Housekeeping"". One wonders what Miss Trahey has been doing since her graduation from Mark's in a white organdy dress undoubtedly ""designed by Charlie Chaplin"" looking very much like a ""fritted toothpick on a hors d'oeuvre"". After laughing through Life With Mother Superior, her readers are going to hope she'll decide to let them in on ""what happened next"".

Pub Date: Sept. 12th, 1962
ISBN: 0822206633
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy