How to Be Irish: (Even If You Already Are) (Paperback)

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Sean Kelly is umpteenth-generation Canadian-Irish. He left teaching to edit the National Lampoon. He writes for children's television (Noddy and Friends) and is co-author of several books, including Saints Preserve Us!, Who in Hell . . . , and Boom Baby Moon.

Rosemary Rogers, who lives in Manhattan, is the co-author of Saints Preserve Us!, Who in Hell . . . , and Boomer Babes. Both of her parents were born in Ireland.
Luck has nothing to do with it!

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!


ISBN 9780375752360
Genre HUMOR / General
Format Paperback
Pages 179
Publisher Date 1999-03-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Villard Books
Copyright Year 1999
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.35 lb
Language English
Subtitle (Even If You Already Are)
Edition Number 1
Audience General/trade
Authors Kelly, Sean

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