Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else

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Author: Higgins, Maeve

Brand: Penguin Books

Color: Multicolor

Number Of Pages: 256

Release Date: 07-08-2018

Details: Product Description “If Tina Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter, she would be Maeve Higgins.” —GlamourA 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 Review “If Tina Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter, she would be Maeve Higgins. (And while I’m building the fantasy family of comedy, let’s put Nora Ephron somewhere on the family tree.) Higgins’s essays cover subjects ranging from what kind of shelter dog she would be to emigrating from Ireland, but a single thread weaves through each one: that elusive feeling of laughing around a big lump in your throat.” —Glamour (The Best Books to Read This Summer) “Sharp-eyed . . . deeply funny and astute.” —People (The Best New Books) “Hilarious . . . Maeve in America lives up to the hype. It’s chock-a-block full of personal tales of both success and failure, all told with that elusive combination of self-deprecation and grandeur.” —Entertainment Weekly “One of the most charming exports to the American comedy scene is Irish writer Maeve Higgins. . . . Higgins’s vibe [is] wary but hopeful, clever but earnest. [The] sensibility [that] runs through: deep empathy and genuine curiosity about the American experience of newcomers . . . with more Michael Fassbender jokes, and a bit more self-deprecating humor (stop, Maeve, you’re perfect).” —Maris Kreizman, Vulture (New Paperbacks You Should Read This August) “[A beach read] that is actually beach appropriate.” —New York Magazine (The Approval Matrix: Brilliant) “[An] ingenious collection of essays that examine the personal and the political, offering an incredible outsider’s view of America’s current cultural climate and its place within the world. . . . Higgins’s insightful and wacky essays will not only make you laugh; you'll also nod in recognition and sigh in solidarity. . . . It’s her outsider’s perspective that makes her commentary of current day America so unique and critical at a time when migrants and immigrants are fighting to have their voices heard.” —Esquire (The Best Books of 2018 (So Far)) “Celebrate the person who stands out from the crowd with [this] memoir from [a] self-described outsider: Maeve in America, Maeve Higgins’s hilarious essay collection about leaving Ireland in her thirties, and finding herself in New York.” —Buzzfeed (The Best Books From 2018 For Every Kind Of Reader) “Maeve turns her wise eye toward our culture in witty, relatable essays.” —Good Housekeeping “ Maeve in America will provide the laughter to soothe your soul. . . . Maeve Higgins is funny. So funny you will laugh multiple times while reading each of these essays, replete with uncanny imagery and off-the-wall situations. So funny that, at 31, she was confident enough in her career as an Irish comic to make it in America. Higgins expertly threads important social commentary amid the

EAN: 9780143130161

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedVeryGood