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Hollywood Priest Hardcover – June 1, 1991

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A 60-year-old Paulist priest here recalls an extraordinarily varied life as a Los Angeles parish cleric, 1965 Vatican Council correspondent and TV producer of the syndicated Insight drama series on religious themes. Believing that "living out the Gospel . . . necessitates sustained political involvement," Kieser produced Romero , a feature film on the 1980 assassination of San Salvador's heroic archbishop Oscar Romero, and journeyed throughout the Third World filming. He stresses that his greatest adventure, however, is the ongoing search for God. Kieser candidly treats both worldly and spiritual matters--including an intimate relationship with a nun. Rich in vivid imagery, telling detail and characterizations--be they of film stars or theologians--the fresh, fluent prose is that of a natural storyteller. Photos not seen by PW. Major ad/promo; author tour.
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At the heart of this autobiography of Kieser, producer of TV's Insight series and the film Romero , lies a conscious choice to love in a world both beautiful and dehumanizing. With clarity, honesty, and courage, the Catholic priest turned Tinseltown mogul grapples with his own humanity and inner call in a well-written account of self discovery. His progression to wisdom took him from youth to seminarian, parish priest to teacher, successful Los Angeles producer to graduate student, Vatican Council commentator to man in love. His delightful anecdotes and anguished crises are interwoven with profound spiritual probing. Hollywood celebrities and media moguls move through his pages, as do the poorest of the world's poor during an account of famine relief filming in Asia and Africa, where he discovers the existence of joy as well as pain among those with nothing. Recommended for all general collections.
- Anna Donnelly, St. John's Univ. Lib., Jamaica, N.Y.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (June 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385419198
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385419192
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.6 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,370,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I thought this was a very inspiring book and would recommend anyone interested in Archbishop Romero to read it. Fr. Kieser was the president of Paulist Productions and produced the movie Romero. He also wrote an interesting autobiography.
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