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Sinner: The Catholic Guy's Funny, Feeble Attempts to be a Faithful Catholic | [Lino Rulli]

Sinner: The Catholic Guy's Funny, Feeble Attempts to be a Faithful Catholic

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Dorinda Forbes 02-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Just like the Radio Show"
    If you could sum up Sinner in three words, what would they be?

    Sin, Repent, Repeat


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    meh. okay. on we go.


    What three words best describe Lino Rulli’s performance?

    Just like listening to him on the radio...good guy...but why does someone with a speach impediment make a living on the radio?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, it was not that captivating


    Any additional comments?

    I like this guy on the radio, but got a little tired of him everyday during my commute.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ROSE marion, nc, United States 10-08-11
    ROSE marion, nc, United States 10-08-11
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    "Excellent Book"

    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
    PA Dave

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    karltonwrites 09-27-11

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Whaddaya know - a funny Catholic"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Raymond Wexford, PA, United States 05-25-12
    Raymond Wexford, PA, United States 05-25-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Self-Depricating humor at its best"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    E. English 04-24-12
    E. English 04-24-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Kept Me Entertained"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rick tehachapi, CA, United States 02-06-12
    Rick tehachapi, CA, United States 02-06-12
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    "Absolutely Mint!"
    What did you love best about Sinner?

    Down to earth


    What does Lino Rulli bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Down to earth


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, very funny and easy to relate to.


    Any additional comments?

    We love you Lino!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen 12-12-11
    Kathleen 12-12-11
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    "Fun Read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes I have recommended it...Lino and Fr Rob are a blast
    being Catholic is real


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sinner?

    meeting Howard Stern


    Which character – as performed by Lino Rulli – was your favorite?

    his mother is always good


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes and repeatedly


    Any additional comments?

    Yeah Lino I would go out with you but I'm married .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Izzy Navarro Philadelphia, PA United States 08-05-15
    Izzy Navarro Philadelphia, PA United States 08-05-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Lino Rulli is wonderful."

    Funny, poignant, inspiring, an excellent story about what it's like to be a modern Catholic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marie United States of America 06-08-15
    Marie United States of America 06-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The added value content saved this."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I was really looking forward to this audiobook because I love the radio show but it fell flat for me.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    As expected.


    What does Lino Rulli bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think reading this would have been boring; at least listening to it made it more interesting.


    Was Sinner worth the listening time?

    I'm glad I did finally listen but I was expecting to also get 'Saint' but I don't think I will.


    Any additional comments?

    For me the added value content with Rob K. and Lino bantering is what made it interesting to listen to and funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Reo 05-05-15
    Michael Reo 05-05-15
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    "From one sinner to another"

    Thanks Lino, you show us how our self centered attitudes can get in the way of Christ's message but he is always with us prompting our return to his grace. This made me laugh, ponder life, and reflect on my relationship with God.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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