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Dodging Satan

My Irish/Italian sometimes awesome, but mostly creepy, childhood

Kathleen Zamboni McCormick


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Move over, Jean Shepherd Young Bridget in award winning Dodging Satan takes refuge in wacky misunderstandings of 1960s Bible Stories and Catholic iconography to avoid problems in her Irish/Italian family life. Her musings will have you in stitches. Get ready for glorious supernatural worlds-with exorcisms, bird relics, time travel, Biblical plagues, even the 'holy' in holy water-as Bridget grapples with sadistic nuns, domestic violence, emerging sexuality, & God the Father's romantic life

Foreword Reviews Gold Medal in Humor & Finalist in Religious Books. EVVY Gold in Humor & Silver in Religion and Spirituality. Bronze winner of an Illumination Award in Catholic books (Pope Francis won the Gold ). ELit Bronze in Humor. What a combination

Sand Hill Review Press, 9781937818326, 190pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2015

About the Author

Kathleen Zamboni McCormick is a professor of literature and writing at Purchase College, State University of New York, where she has won many teaching awards and her creative and academic writings have been widely recognized. They include the Modern Language Association's Mina Shaughnessy Award, the Bent Creativity Award, first prize in the Tiny Lights personal essay competition, and a New Millennium Writings Award. Her fiction has been published in Calyx, The Dirty Goat, Fugue, Italian Americana, Northwest Review, Kestrel, Paterson Literary Review, Northwest Review, Phoebe, PMS poemmemoirstory, The Rambler, A River and Sound Review, South Carolina Review, Superstition Review, Westview, Willow Review, and Witness, Zone 3, among others. McCormick lives in New York with her husband and cat. More information can be found on her website,