What Joseph O'Connor's The Secret World was to the 1990s Irish Male, Maeve Higgins' hilarious inner world is to the Noughties' Regular Human (Irish) Girl.
In WE HAVE A GOOD TIME... DON'T WE? Maeve Higgins, comedian and lady, smashes the brittle veneer on the creme brulee of life and hands around spoons, so we can all taste the delicious absurdity that lies beneath. She then promises to stop making terrible food analogies about everything.
From terrifying hen nights, malevolent dolphins and angry bakers, to runaway cats, a stalker who won't commit and the curse of over-politeness, Maeve writes with warmth and wit about what it's like to be a regular human girl. And, crucially, she finally reveals the truth about her relationship with Michael Fassbender.
WE HAVE A GOOD TIME... DON'T WE? introduces a strikingly original voice that celebrates the truth of what we really feel about ourselves through these hilarious and perceptive snapshots of a life considered.
This is a really funny, really natural, really gifted writer - a terrific debut - Kevin Barry
A comedy classic - Irish News
Higgins has stamped her own personal style onto this genre ... Sharp and funny - Irish Examiner
This side-splitting account of life is highly entertaining - Stellar magazine