Reviews

  • Funny, smart, soulful and sometimes devastating, this book shows life in all its shades. It made me laugh and cry. Freyne catalogues his own flaws with a disarming frankness, pays tribute to his friends and family, and mourns those he has lost. Perhaps most movingly, this book articulates the daily struggle to face our own vulnerabilities.

    Emilie Pine, author of Notes to Self
  • As I read OK, LET'S DO YOUR STUPID IDEA, I was reminded - very happily reminded - of Kurt Vonnegut. But Patrick Freyne is his own writer and this book is clever, lovely and great, great fun

    Roddy Doyle
  • Patrick Freyne has a distinct and enviable gift for story-telling, guiding the reader into the tardis of his brilliant brain; from music and families to society and loss. Full of humour and tenderness, this book is an absolute JOY.

    Sinéad Gleeson, author of Constellations
  • Hilariously, painfully, Freynefully brilliant

    Joseph O'Connor
  • Whether he's writing about his childhood on a military base, working in a kebab shop with a nazi in his teens, playing in punk bands in his twenties, or grappling with the question of whether to have children, Patrick Freyne is a writer of rare humour, depth, and humanity. These essays are a delight.

    Mark O'Connell, author of the Baillie Gifford Prize-winning To Be a Machine