Priestdaddy is a memoir by American poet Patricia Lockwood. It was named one of the 10 best books of 2017 by The New York Times Book Review and was awarded the 2018 Thurber Prize for American Humor. In 2019, the New York Times included the book on its list \"The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years,\" and The Guardian named it one of the 100 best books of the 21st century.
Lockwood began writing the book shortly after she and her husband, owing to financial difficulty and illness, moved back to live with her parents in her father's rectory. The 352-page memoir was published May 2, 2017 by the Riverhead imprint of Penguin Random House. In July 2017, Imagine Entertainment announced it had optioned Priestdaddy for development as a limited TV series.
In Priestdaddy, Lockwood recounts her upbringing as the daughter of a married Lutheran minister who converted to Catholicism, becoming one of the few married Catholic priests. The book chronicles her return as an adult to live in her father's rectory and deals with issues of family, belief, belonging, and adulthood. Writing in The Chicago Tribune, Kathleen Rooney described Priestdaddy as \"an unsparing yet ultimately affectionate portrait of faith and family.\" The Guardian called it a \"dazzling comic memoir.\"
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Usually publishing a poem is like puking in space, or growing an adolescent moustache--no one really notices, and it might be better that way.\" These are Patricia Lockwood's words--words she admits do not apply to her own best-known poem, \"Rape Joke\", which relays the experience of sexual assault by way of the anaphora \"The rape joke is ...\". Published on the current affairs website The Awl in 2013, it rapidly went viral. Soon afterwards, Lockwood joined Penguin's poetry list. In her latest offering, Priestdaddy: A memoir, she considers in nimble prose how she \"dropped from space, dragging ellipses behind me like a comet\" in the first place. The \"Priestdaddy\" in question, her father, is a larger-than-life Lutheran minister turned Catholic priest with the musicianship to \"make the guitar stage a filibuster where it reads The Hunt for Red October out loud\" and a puzzling proclivity for washing himself with washing-up liquid.
Patricia Lockwood è una poetessa, romanziera e saggista americana. Figlia di una famiglia \"nomade\" statunitense, è nata in una roulotte nell'Indiana e cresciuta \"in tutte le peggiori città del Midwest\". Il suo romanzo Nessuno ne parla (edito in Italia da Mondadori nel 2022) è stato selezionato tra i finalisti del Booker Prize 2021, tra i finalisti del Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 e Dylan Thomas Prize 2022. Lockwood ha scritto in precedenza due raccolte di poesie, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black e Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, e il memoir di enorme successo Priestdaddy. Mio papà il sacerdote (Strade Blu Mondadori, 2020). Collabora alla \"London Review of Books\".
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