In this collection of short essays, a former Catholic intent upon freeing himself from the sticky tentacles of religiosity muses about life, politics, and religion, as well as his own journey away from religious incarceration and toward intellectual freedom and emotional maturity.
William Cooney is a first-time author from Cromwell, Connecticut. After many years of renegotiating the concept of God, Mr. Cooney shed his religious upbringing altogether and embraced a path of reason. The author embarked upon his long-awaited journey of expression posting essays on a lonely blog as a way of coping with the challenges of managing bipolar disorder. His deft command of words and disciplined style plainly belie his lack of advanced formal education. Looking ahead, Mr. Cooney hopes to one day make sense of his fractured experiences and tell his emotional tale in a memoir.