Maeve in America

Author: Maeve Higgins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101993650

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 2056

“If Tina Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter, she would be Maeve Higgins.” —Glamour A startlingly hilarious essay collection about one woman’s messy path to finding her footing in New York City, from breakout comedy star and podcaster Maeve Higgins Maeve Higgins was a bestselling author 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 and found herself in New York City. Together, the essays in Maeve in America create a smart, funny, and revealing portrait of a woman who aims for the stars but sometimes hits the ceiling and the inimitable city that helped make her who she is. 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? “Maeve Higgins is hilarious, poignant, conversational, and my favorite Irish import since U2. You’re in for a treat.” —Phoebe Robinson

Maeve in America

Author: Maeve Higgins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848407596


Page: 112

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Tell Everyone on This Train I Love Them

Author: Maeve Higgins

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143135869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 1042

A witty, moving, and topical collection of essays, about a country that seems broken into pieces, and finding the light that shines through the cracks, from Irish comedian Maeve Higgins, author of Maeve in America. As a relative newcomer to the United States, Maeve Higgins can see with gimlet eyes that our country is flawed. But that doesn't stop her from loving it. With piercing political commentary, and a perfect mix of sweetness and saltiness, these essays seek to shine a light on different pockets of America, warts and all. Maeve attends the 2020 Border Security Expo in an attempt to understand the future of our borders, and remains flummoxed by the ubiquity of casual firearms. Maeve visits a statue of a teenage girl in a tracksuit on horseback, as she interrogates the purpose of monuments, and what responsibility we have to preserving relics of the past. And after mistaking edibles for innocent candies, Maeve gets way too high at Paper Source. Most of all, Maeve wants to leave this country and this planet better than she found it. And that may mean showing lots of love, even when it's difficult to do so. Threaded through these pieces is love for strangers, love for best friends who say just the right thing, love for trees, love for Tom Hardy, love for those with differing opinions, love for the glamorous older women of Brighton Beach in tattooed eyeliner and gold jewelry, and love for everybody on this crazy train we call humanity.

Born In Ice

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748111328

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8561

Brianna Concannon has buried a broken heart under her fair, calm exterior for ten long years. Jilted just weeks before the wedding to her childhood love, Bri turned her attention to keeping house for her family in County Clare. She's cooled her passions for anything other than tending to the guests at her inn, until one stormy night when the wind blows in a houseguest who could change everything . . . Grayson Thane, the acclaimed thriller writer, has come to Ireland to research his next bestseller. It's the latest stop on Gray's travels: with a past of his own that he'd rather forget, Gray won't let anything tie him down. But he's soon possessed by the ghost stories of Ireland - and the fired-gold hair of his hauntingly beautiful host. Stumbling across her late father's letters in an attic trunk, Bri is about to make a discovery that will stir dark family secrets and change her life for ever. But will Gray stay with her to weather the storm?

Interactive Exercises for Cross-Cultural Psychology

Author: David C Devonis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351013696

Category: Psychology

Page: 270

View: 5216

Interactive Exercises for Cross-Cultural Psychology provides material for interactive discussion of a range of topics in cross-cultural psychology, including regional and indigenous psychology; symbolic and expressive psychology; identity; social perception and cognition; interpersonal interaction; emotion, motivation, and health; development and family; government and law; economics and work; environmental psychology; animals and other species; and the psychology of recreation and sport. It will help students apply cultural psychology to social issues, and makes these issues relevant to students in health, forensic, organizational, sport and exercise, and other applied psychology fields. It offers suggestions for exposition, simulation, and confrontation of important cultural issues that matter to students, while allowing for maximum creativity in instructional design. Thoroughly and currently referenced, with connections to a wide range of accessible web-based and open-source materials, it is user-friendly across a spectrum of classroom and workshop applications, including online delivery.

Born in Fire ; Born in Ice ; Born in Shame

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739401507

Category: Americans

Page: 820

View: 8982

Contemporary trilogy about the talented and beautiful Concannon sisters set in Ireland's County Clare.

No Country

Author: Kalyan Ray

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451636393

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1265

“A novel as easy to read as the latest bestseller, No Country is a rousing adventure made up out of the blood and guts and dreams of people on three continents and nearly 150 years of troubled history” (Alan Cheuse, NPR). In the poverty of rural Ireland in 1843, Padraig Aherne and Brendan McCarthaigh grew up as brothers, inseparable, even when Padraig falls in love with their beautiful classmate, Brigid. But when Padraig makes a dangerous mistake that forces him onto a ship bound for India, and the deadly potato famine sweeps through their tiny village, Brendan is left alone to care for his best friend’s child, an infant daughter Padraig never knew he had. Eventually, Brendan flees with her aboard one of the infamous “coffin ships,” to begin a new life in America. As Brendan’s and Padraig’s two family trees take root on opposite sides of the world, their tendrils begin to intertwine, moving inexorably toward a disastrous convergence more than a century later. Unfurling against the fickle backdrop of history that includes terrorism on the Indian subcontinent, an East European pogrom, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire in New York City, and the terrible intimacy of a murder in a sleepy New England town, the fallout from lives torn apart in No Country smolders for generations.


Author: Mary Gordon

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1524749230

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5472

Quin Archer is the revenge-loving queen of the reality TV show Payback, and has dedicated her life to confronting and outing the guilty. But long before she was a star, Quin was an angry teenage student at a private New England girls’ school, whose closest confidant was her art teacher, Agnes. But when Quin (then known as Heidi) turned to Agnes for help in a moment of desperate need, Agnes’s stunned response devastated them both. Payback is a powerful tale of #MeToo misunderstanding, from a time before there was language to contain it, and of the reverberations of our actions across the years. It is a remarkable book about the precise weight of our words and deeds from a writer whose moral vision is deeply rewarding in its subtlety.

Shamrock Green

Author: Jessica Stirling

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466866519

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2030

The marriage of Sylvie and Gowry McCulloch was not made in heaven and has gone through difficult times. Settled now in Dublin, they have a daughter, Maeve, whom they both love dearly. Sylvie presides over the respectable Shamrock Hotel while Gowry is a driver for Flanagan's bus company. When Francis Hagarty explodes into their lives, however, everything changes. Fran is a journalist and gunrunner and hides a shipment of smuggled arms in the Shamrock. Gowry discovers it and, sensing danger, is furious. But Sylvie has already fallen in love with Fran and is soon swept into an illicit affair. Trapped in a tangle of subversion that he has resisted all his life, Gowry is forced to flee Dublin and becomes caught up in the war in Europe. As Gowry struggles to survive the horrors of trench warfare in France and Sylvie and precocious daughter Maeve are drawn into the Easter Uprising at home, the family's future hinges on heartbreaking choices, any one of which may lead to tragedy for all of them.

Stolen Memories…

Author: Joyce D. Switalski, M.S.

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480986771

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

View: 9897

Stolen Memories… An Immigration Specialist’s Worst Night-mare By: Joyce D. Switalski, M.S. A wealthy, elderly woman, suffering from Parkinson’s disease, is found in an abandoned Philadelphia rowhouse, disoriented and combative. When she dies, her death will set into motion events that may change several lives. Before her death, she gave a case manager a key and insisted that a box, hidden in her closet for decades, be opened upon her death. Did her hallucinations alter the box’s contents? Or will the contents destroy the life of a prominent immigration specialist and devious man, Mat Turner, who may embrace his own hidden secrets? Irish immigrant caregivers become the target of Turner’s rage, giving them a choice between brutal compliance or deportation. Greed, deceit, and justice. Stolen Memories… is a story that seeks justice for those who cannot always fight for themselves.