The indefatigable and inexhaustible and relentlessly prolific Elizabeth Scalia has done it again. Dammit.
The Anchoress has just published her first e-book: “I Don’t Want to be a Hoo-er: Essays on Faith, Family and Foolishness.”
To understand the title, you have to read this book—and really, trust me, you have to read this book. A collection of some of her best essays from First Things and elsewhere, this slender volume chronicles our age with wisdom and wit and wonder. As the description on Amazon puts it:
Essayist Elizabeth Scalia writes of scripture: “You either believe all that stuff you say you believe, and you act accordingly, or it’s all a lot of hooey and you’re the hoo-er.” Scalia declines to be a hoo-er, but in this compilation of columns culled from various publications carrying her by-line, she gives ample evidence of her sometimes humorous, often harrowing failings and her determination to move forward. Two highly personal and previously unpublished essays round out this diverse collection which delves into issues of faith, politics, art, social divisions, and baseball.
And it’s cheap. Less than $4. Which means, yes: Elizabeth Scalia is a cheap “hoo-er.” God bless her. And, in a way, He has: the book comes with an elegant introduction by none other than (drumroll) Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Yes, that Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
Do you know how many writers would kill for a collaborator like that? (Excuse me while I pause here to raise my hand…)
Download it. Now. You can thank me later.