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MY BOOKS

Maeve In America: Essays By A Girl From Somewhere Else

2018

A timely essay collection about life, love, and becoming an American from breakout comedy star and podcaster Maeve Higgins

“Maeve Higgins is hilarious. She is the true Irish voice of our American generation.” —Amy Schumer

Maeve Higgins was a bestselling memoirist and comedian in her native Ireland when, at the grand old age of thirty-one, she left the only home she’d ever known in search of something more. Like many women in their early thirties, she both was and was not the adult she wanted to be. At once smart, curious, and humane, Maeve in America is the story of how Maeve found herself, literally and figuratively, in New York City.

Here are stories of not being able to afford a dress for the ball, of learning to live with yourself while you’re still figuring out how to love yourself, of the true significance of realizing what sort of shelter dog you would be. Self-aware and laugh-out-loud funny, this collection is also a fearless exploration of the awkward questions in life, such as: Is clapping too loudly at a gig a good enough reason to break up with somebody? Is it ever really possible to leave home?

Together, the essays in Maeve in America create a startlingly funny and revealing portrait of a woman who aims for the stars but hits the ceiling, and the inimitable city that has helped shape who she is, even as she finds the language to make sense of it all.

Off You Go: Away From Home And Loving It. Sort of 

2015

Maeve Higgins used to think she'd live in Ireland forever. She used to think a lot of crazy things, like 'macadamia nuts are a light snack'. Then the stunning and humble comedian switched to almonds, gave away all of her possessions and left Ireland with just a carry-on bag filled to the brim with a positive attitude. New York has been kind to our Celtic princess and she's ready to return the favour, by making friends with as many weirdos as possible and writing about it. If you loved her last book - and everybody except her family and friends did - you'll lose your mind and break your heart at this one!

We Have a Good Time... Don't We?

2012

Maeve Higgins, comedian and lady, smashes the brittle veneer on the creme brulee of life and hands around spoons, so we can all taste the delicious absurdity that lies beneath. She then promises to stop making terrible food analogies about everything.

From terrifying hen nights, malevolent dolphins and angry bakers, to runaway cats, a stalker who won’t commit and the curse of over-politeness, Maeve writes with warmth and wit about what it’s like to be a regular human girl. And, crucially, she finally reveals the truth about her relationship with Michael Fassbender.

We Have a Good Time…Don’t We? introduces a strikingly original voice that celebrates the truth of what we really feel about ourselves through these hilarious and perceptive snapshots of a life considered.

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