Things You Get for Free

Author(s): Michael McGirr

Biography & Memoir

Things You Get for Free is a travelogue rich with charm and wisdom and sparkling with its author's singular wit. As a priest, Michael McGirr decides to take his charming and inimitable mum on the honeymoon she and her late husband never got around to having. He uses his six-week vacation to take her on a tour of Europe. Between meditating on their hilarious and illuminating travels and on the historical figures who dot their voyage - everyone from Hemingway to Michelangelo to the quietly heroic people who inspire Michael's special brand of faith - McGirr plunges deep into his family history, unearthing sickness and instability but also moments of great love and perseverance. Things You Get for Free is a deeply moving spiritual and intellectual journey, proving the truth behind a mother's favorite saying: 'I know more than you think I do.'

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781922070180
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : September 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
  • : November 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael McGirr
  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition
  • : B
  • : 288