Maeve in America

Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else
Author(s): Maeve Higgins
Original Publish Date: Aug 07, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100131978
Released: Aug 07, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525635185
Narrator/s: Maeve Higgins
Publisher: Books on Tape
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"If Tina Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter, she would be Maeve Higgins." —Glamour A 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

All formats/editions

Author(s): Maeve Higgins
Product Number EB00715954
Released: Aug 07, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101993651

Professional reviews

"In this audiobook memoir, comedian Maeve Higgins presents stories about her family and friends, her world travels, and some mistakes in her life. She uses a soft Irish lilt to great effect when she tells family tales and gives a much stronger presentation when she discusses her values and her opinions about comedy. She is not above creating sound effects for her funniest story, which involves dolphins trying to kill her--complete with hilarious screams, gurgles, and spluttering as she is nearly drowned. Listeners will enjoy hearing a complex comedian who writes funny, thinks funny, and can add physical comedy when needed. E.E.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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