Of course you want to be Irish. Look what it did for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sinead, Maeve Binchy, Roddy Doyle, JFK, Seamus Heaney, Angela’s Ashes, and all those Riverdancers. But until now, the secrets of how to be Irish have been hidden in a Celtic Twilight of blather and blarney.
Now this easy-to-read (with plenty o’ pictures) handbook dares to tell you:
How to have an Irish name How to talk, look, and act Irish How to vote Irish How to have thin skin, a terrible temper, and the gift of gab
Whether you’re proudly Irish, anti-Irish, fallen-away Irish, or would-be Irish–that is to say, if you’re a living, breathing human being–How to Be Irish is for you.
Learn (to your surprise) who’s really Irish and who’s only passing!
Discover (to your astonishment) your own underground Irish roots!
And brace yourself, Bridget, for the shocking (if brief) history of Irish-American sex!
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About Sean Kelly
Sean Kelly left teaching to edit the National Lampoon. Going from bad to worse, he now writes books (e.g., Boom Baby Moon) and television shows (e.g., Between the Lions). He lives in Brooklyn, New York, a loyal Canadian exile and… More about Sean Kelly
Published by Villard Feb 16, 1999| 192 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780375752360