What Catholic guy made money as an organ-grinder's assistant, spent one-on-one time with John Paul II, met a very nice Thai prostitute, and confessed his sins on a beanbag chair? Lino Rulli, of course!
SiriusXM radio's "The Catholic Guy", Lino Rulli, has a style and personality not typically found in the world of religious media. In this fast and funny collection of stories from his own life, The Catholic Guy speaks honestly about his failures, successes, and embarrassing moments. His "regular guy" approach to Catholicism is both humble and hilarious.
Exclusive to the downloadable audiobook edition, Lino and his SiriusXM co-hort Fr. Rob add commentary to each chapter, making this a must for every true Lino fan!
©2011 Lino Rulli (P)2011 St. Anthony Messenger Press
"It's a bold admission to say you're a sinner. Even bolder to write about it. Sinner is a winner." (Most Rev. Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York)
"Lino's book is insightful, funny, and entertaining. He may even get a sinner like me to believe!" (Gary Dell'Abate, executive producer, The Howard Stern Show)
50-something, female, work in the city, live in the country in the Midwest, religious, married, conservative, professional.
Sin, Repent, Repeat
meh. okay. on we go.
Just like listening to him on the radio...good guy...but why does someone with a speach impediment make a living on the radio?
no, it was not that captivating
I like this guy on the radio, but got a little tired of him everyday during my commute.
Great listen with great commentary from Lino and Fr. Rob, I want to continue listening and do every day from 4-7 on the Catholic channel Sirus/Xm
Say something about yourself!
I subcribe to a lot of Catholic radio podcasts. I often get tired of questions by the uptight members of the flock about whether we should hold hands at Mass or take the Host in the palm of the hand. Since I don't get satellite radio, this was the first time I had come across this "Catholic Guy." His brutal, self-effacing comedy is music to my Gen-X ears. I recognize it's not for everyone, but if you have a devotion to the Holy Sacrament, AND also enjoy what my wife calls "boy humor", try Sinner. Also, the bonus "commentary" at the end of each chapter with Fr. Rob is hilarious.
Great way for Lino Rulli to take his daily radio show and bring his humor to the "reading" public. Not all of us get Catholic Radio on satellite radio where Lino has made his mark. Lino does a great job of mixing his personal stories up with humor and developing a Catholic Christian message.
I did not like the actual priest that inserts himself in the audio book at the end of each chapter. Could have left that out.
Lino performs this book himself and does a great job.
Very funny and well-performed. Perfect listening during my commute. It was not as much a book on religious insights, as it was an autobiography and Lino's sharing of his experiences, dilemmas and reflections on them.
The book rang true and I could relate to a lot of the anecdotes. I am sure a lot of other people can as well.
Down to earth
Down to earth
Yes, very funny and easy to relate to.
We love you Lino!
yes I have recommended it...Lino and Fr Rob are a blast
being Catholic is real
meeting Howard Stern
his mother is always good
yes and repeatedly
Yeah Lino I would go out with you but I'm married .
No. No reason to.
How he started in the business through Letterman. I just thought more of the same of the show.
No one scene.
The book was just ok. I admit that I thought it was going to be more funny rather than instructional. The content wasn't bad from a Catholics point of view, which I have. However the book itself as far as being entertaining wasn't very good. Fr. Rulli has a sidekick come in, I think from a radio show that they do together, and there isn't as much chemistry as what they would like. In fact at times the partner's, also a catholic priest, contribution was more mean than poking fun. I love the male type of banter where we poke and poke at each other, but because of the lack of chemistry, it just comes across bad.
Like I said I was able to get something out of the book from Fr. Rulli's anecdotes and lessons. So it was by no means a loss. It just wasn't that funny. I do however like the fact that he brought lessons out from a "less than Holier than thou" life. Which is good for us who are also less than "Perfect" Catholics to relate to and learn. For that I thank Fr. Rulli.
If it had been funny. There were very few things that even got half a smile. In all fairness though, I didn't finish it - I couldn't, it was just bad.
It wasn't funny. Not even mildly amusing.
It was fine.
My Aunt liked it - but then she was on some strong pain medicine.
Save you credits or money and get something else.
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