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SKU: 9781848407589 Category: Author: Maeve HigginsPublication Date: 29th May 2020Format: PaperbackPages: 256Publisher: NEW ISLAND BOOKS


Maeve Higgins was already a bestselling author and comedian in Ireland when, at the grand age of thirty-one, she left the only home sheʼd ever known in search of something more. Several years on, these essays form a smart, warm and revealing story of how Maeve found herself, literally and figuratively, in New York City. Here are stories of learning to live with yourself while youʼre still figuring out how to love yourself, of not being able to afford a dress for the ball and of the true significance of realising what sort of shelter dog you would be. Self-aware and full of her signature banter, Maeve in America is also a fearless exploration of some of todayʼs most urgent concerns: identity, migration, politics and activism.