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Off You Go: Away from home and loving it. Sort of.

Maeve Higgins

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New York, Prose: non-fiction, Literary essays, Humour, Travel writing

Away from home and loving it. Sort of.

Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Caitlin Moran market. Yet ENTIRELY her own voice - there is no one like Maeve.

Maeve Higgins used to think she'd live in Ireland forever. She used to think a lot of crazy things, like 'macademia nuts are a light snack' and 'I can totally win Tinder'. Then she left Ireland, minimised her macademia nut intake and lost her phone. The stunning and humble comedian gave away all of her possessions and left Ireland with just a carry on bag filled to the brim with a positive attitude. The bag leaked as soon as she got to London and she frantically emailed everyone who took her stuff to ask for it back. Having finally learned English, she sprang across the water to New York City to be a new person! She forgot that wherever she goes, there she is, waiting for herself - the self who usually shows up late with wet hair.
Prepare to be demolished! If you loved her last book (and everybody except her family and friends did) you'll lose your mind and break our heart at this one! Full of amazing stories (she stayed quiet once for ten days); wonderful advice (if you like a guy, get all the same tattoos as him, then introduce yourself and act surprised at the coincidence); and brilliantly unreliable memories, Off You Go will make your day, your night and your bed - if you let it. New York has been kind to our Celtic princess and she's ready to return the favour, by making friends with as many weirdos as possible and writing about it all in a brand new collection of stories, essays and other indescribable pieces of 1000 to 2000 words. Watch as this woman tries to be the heroine of her own life, it's truly the best fun ever

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Praise for Off You Go: Away from home and loving it. Sort of.

  • Excellently funny - Sarah Millican

  • Incredibly funny - Jon Ronson

  • There is no one in Ireland who makes me laugh the way Maeve Higgins does. She is a true original. - Paul Howard

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