The author of two extraordinary poetry collections - Balloon Pop Outlaw Black and Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, the latter of which she gave a fabulous reading here for - Patricia Lockwood is back with a memoir like few others you will ever encounter, Priestdaddy: A Memoir (Riverhead). This account of growing up ‘in all the worst cities of the Midwest’ is a story of life being come to terms with in her having a father who is also a married Catholic priest father. And where a later juncture in adult life for her leads them all.
“Patricia Lockwood’s side-splitting Priestdaddy puts the poetry back in memoir. Her verbal verve creates a reading experience of effervescent joy, even as Lockwood takes you through some of her life’s darker passages. Destined to be a classic, Priestdaddy is this year’s must-read memoir.” –Mary Karr (who would be one to know).
“Beautiful, funny and poignant. I wish I’d written this book.” –Jenny Lawson.