Humor / Comedy
amazon.com (self) published under pseudonym, S. Alexander Paul
August 2017 ISBN 9781522078821 The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.
The Vicar's Night Out
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
March 2017 ISBN 9781520858845
46 pages The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.
"The author has produced a deviously funny and entertaining work of memoir." Fish Publishing*A memoir and more. Seth Polley, a once well-employed Episcopal priest, tells the story of the night he lit up to avoid burn out. Humorous and poignant, autobiographical and then some, The Vicar's Night Out is Polley's first foray into telling the story about what happened when Polley went green, things went south, and he wound up back in high school. "Seth Polley writes with the humor and raw authenticity that is reminiscent of Christopher Moore's Lamb. The difference is, instead of writing about a first-century Jewish mystic, Polley exposes the life of a twenty-first century idiosyncratic man who is struggling to live like Jesus in a world that would rather he lead the church like a 1950's banker. The Vicar's Night Out is filled with the subtle wisdom that can only be uncovered in the harsh reality of self-discovery. This is the story of a pilgrimage through the dark forest of living life outside the box. Polley is the singular man capable of writing such an enigmatic story that leaves the reader somehow hopeful; not in religion, but in those who inspire us to live life fully despite the institution. Strap yourself in. Get ready to ride. This story is like reading Alice in Wonderland through a kaleidoscope." Gil Stafford, author of Wisdom Walking: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life"In this moving and exciting story Seth Polley has managed to give novelty and originality to a story that is more and more common today: The experience of burnout. What makes the book original is the fact that the main character is a priest, who finds solace in marijuana. Set in Bisbee Arizona, on the border between Mexico and the US, The Vicar's Night Out will enchant readers who know this fascinating town. Polley has a real gift of storytelling that absorbs. Definitely a writer worth following!"Prof. Fred Dervin, University of Helsinki, Finland*The Vicar's Night Out was long-listed in Fish Publishing's 2014 Short Memoir Writing CompetitionMore/less