This is not a hair book. It's a dark comedy of a spiritual misfit, a child with a dream born into the wrong town. Religious cults, corporate cults, and insane clients - Francis can't catch a break. Francis has observed his own inability to fit in since birth, and his decision to be a professional cosmetologist only exacerbates his innate oddness.
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I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."
This is the story of a boy who wanted to grow up and be a circus clown—but his family was insistent that he should be a priest!
The writing is clever and funny—and just a little sad. The fun is in his deadpan observances of the adults in Francis’s world, their quirks, contradictions, and vanities, that bring them to life. French Canadian Catholic family—very true to life.
Paul Boehmer’s narration is spot-on a straight-faced, a reading that lets the ridiculousness of the stories sink in and shine on their own.
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