Growing Up a Sullen Baptist and Other Lies

978-1-57441-127-0 Cloth
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168 pp.
Pub Date: 08/01/2001


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This is an eclectic array of seventeen essays, all of which will evoke a direct and immediate response. Ranging from humorous to satirical, from persuasive to sarcastic, Flynn moves from preaching to the choir to preaching at the choir. Trained as both a Baptist and a Marine, he explores the concepts gleaned from a world that this training did not equip him to control, improve, or escape. Flynn admits he has tried to meld the pretty presumption of the Baptists that “all men are brothers” with the hard presumption of the Marines that “you will attack until I say you are dead.” He calls the result an unholy view of the world in which he lives and survives, alternating between humor and anger.

Published by University of North Texas Press