F*ck You, I'm Irish: Why We Irish Are Awesome

F*ck You, I'm Irish: Why We Irish Are Awesome

by Rashers Tierney

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Overview

AN IN-YOUR-FACE COLLECTION OF TRIVIA THAT'S SURE TO INSPIRE CHEST-THUMPING PRIDE IN EVERYONE OF IRISH DESCENT

Is there anyone who does not think the Irish are the greatest people on Earth? Before stepping outside to convince them, first peacefully impart upon any misinformed bar patrons the incontrovertible evidence presented in F*ck You, I'm Irish. Amazing accomplishment or astounding person, if it bleeds kelly green and it's feckin' great, it's in this book.
Irish pride has sparked parades, breakfast cereal, beer, riots, international holidays, the fame of Liam Neeson, sports mascots, more beer, and now, this fun and fascinating book. In its pages, Irish culture, history, and general weirdness come to life with snappy entries on everything from snake-chasing saints, cute hoors, and ruthless independence fighters to acclaimed authors, superstar rock bands, and fair-skinned super models.
Forget about the leprechaun dolls, T-shirts, hats, wigs, and green beer that people buy every St. Paddy's Day! With true stories of immigrant struggles, rollicking wakes, hurling shenanigans, and Guinness-fueled escapades, F*ck You, I'm Irish offers a far better way to celebrate one's heritage than a manky "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" button.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612434063
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 136,496
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rashers Tierney is an itinerant lecturer and anthropologist of note, presenting seminars across North America on all things Irish. His earth-shattering PhD thesis on “Flatulence in Finnegan’s Wake” has been hailed as the work that “blew apart” the clique-ish inner circle of Joycean scholarship. He is currently at work on a study entitled “Brogue mo thoin,” a controversial volume on the connections between the ancient Irish craft of shoemaking and renowned Gaelic curses.

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