A laugh-out-loud memoir that captures the childhood adventures of an accident-prone youngster in 1970s and 1980s suburban Dublin. It was a time when your brother persuaded you to eat the grease behind the cooker by telling you it was caramel, your house was blown up by lightning, your dad mixed up the toothpaste and the ‘arse-cream’, and you fell asleep on Sunday nights to the sound of one of the neighbors – who were all named Paddy – drunkenly singing ‘Magic Moments’ in the good front room. All of this while trying to stop your wonky eye from giving the game away.
Jason Byrne’s childhood adventures are nostalgic, heart-warming and, above all, hilarious.
“Byrne has near total recall of his eventful and rather idyllically happy Irish childhood, and in this book stuffed with lovable eccentrics and full on weirdoes, he shows us exactly how he came to be the celebrated funnyman he is.”–Irish Voice
ISBN 978-0-7171-7037-1 Hardback $27.00