Reviews

  • Patrick Freyne is a comic genius

    Marian Keyes
  • 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
  • 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 ... 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 To Be a Machine
  • A cracking, sad, funny, honest, brave and hilarious read

    Liz Nugent, via Twitter
  • No one makes me laugh like Patrick Freyne

    Paul Howard
  • Superb ... The stories move from breathtakingly vulnerable to extraordinarily funny, and all with such skill and lightness of touch. I loved it

    Louise O'Neill
  • One of the best-written, smartest and gosh-darn-it funniest books I've read in a very long while

    Séamus O'Reilly

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