"How I met Father Joe. I was fourteen and having an affair with a married woman."
These are the opening lines to the first chapter of this outstanding memoir by former 'National Lampoon' Editor Tony Hendra.
After the devout Catholic husband catches the illicit couple in the kitchen, the husband does not attack Hendra. Instead he decides the young boy needs salvation. Amazingly, the husband leads Hendra to the one man who could save his soul: Father Joe.
This is a tribute to a spiritual mentor; it is no small feat to be brilliantly funny, ruthlessly honest and spiritually profound at the same time.