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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Vitally Important (January 31, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977480755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977480753
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,837,821 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A humorist with an ear for social commentary uses the language of prayer to highlight the absurdity of the modern world. What lingers about the book, however, isn t the comedy. Through the course of the prayers, a character begins to develop that turns out to be much more than just witty. By smashing together the language of prayer and observational humor, Whitten is able to reveal the cracks and contradictions in modern life that tickle us as much as they trouble us. To his credit, the book spends as much time scanning the zeitgeist as delivering punch lines. --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Nathaniel Whitten is the co-author of SECRETS OF THE SUPEROPTIMIST, which Rolling Stone called 'Hilarious' and The Huffington Post hailed as 'Highly amusing. Secrets we can actually use.' He's also the author of THE DO IT YOURSELF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT KIT, which Publishers Weekly deemed 'Charming...edgy...like an episode of The Daily Show crossed with an issue of Mother Jones,' as well as the underground sensation EASY AIR GUITAR, VOLUME ONE 'The definitive guide,' according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Format: Paperback
Another summer made better by Nathaniel Whitten's humorous writing. I stayed home one summer with SECRETS OF THE SUPEROPTIMIST and that book cracked me up and rearranged my thinking just about every day -- now I am taking BOOK OF EXTREMELY COMMON PRAYER with me in travels.
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Format: Kindle Edition
By turns, Whitten is wry, sardonic, cynical, just plain silly, and almost in spite of himself, wise.
He makes us cringe by exposing what we REALLY want from God, no matter what high-minded protests we might make to the contrary. Read it and weep with laughter.....
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By K. Fassett on February 18, 2014
Format: Paperback
The Book of Extremely Common Prayer is going right onto my nightstand where I can easily reach it at any moment (usually 3am when my mind starts spinning out of control), and breath a deep sigh of relief as I read one of the prayers. Seriously, who needs the usual "Dear God, please, thank you, whatever you say" sort of prayers. They don't work! But these prayers, they put things in perspective. And all kidding aside, they really do make you think about the world we live in and just exactly what are we doing here?? As Mr. Whitten ponders, do we really need 12 different types of beard trimmers at Walgreens??! It's a modern wonder that any of us are able to function at all with the dizzying array of junk that we are bombarded with. This book puts it all into perspective in a way that makes you laugh, rather than cry (or collapse in a heap sobbing and blowing snots out your nose). Plus it's handily sorted into useful categories like prayers for Employment, or Show Business, Sports, Wants & Needs, Political Issues, you name it. Enjoy!
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