Ok, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea

by Patrick Freyne


4 in stock


Genre:Irish Biography / Irish Interest



LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2021 ‘One of the year’s funniest books’ i Paper ‘Funny, smart, soulful and sometimes devastating … It made me laugh and cry’ EMILIE PINE, author of Notes to Self _______________ Patrick Freyne has tried a lot of stupid ideas in his life. Now, in his scintillating debut, he is here to tell you about them: like the time (aged 5) he opened a gate and let a horse out of its field, just to see what would happen; or the time (aged 19) he jumped out of a plane for charity, even though he didn’t much care about the charity and was sure he’d end up dead; or the time (aged old enough to know better) he used a magazine as a funnel for fuel when the petrol cap on his band’s van broke. He has also learned a few things: about the power of group song; about the beauty of physically caring for another human being; about childlessness; about losing friends far too young. Life as seen through the eyes of Patrick Freyne is stranger, funnier and a lot more interesting than life as we generally know it. Like David Sedaris or Nora Ephron, he creates an environment all his own – fundamentally comic, sometimes moving, always deeply humane. OK, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea is a joyous reading experience from an instantly essential new writer. ______________ ‘Patrick Freyne is a comic genius’ MARIAN KEYES ‘Clever, lovely and great, great fun’ RODDY DOYLE ‘Funny and adorable’ NINA STIBBE ‘The most gorgeous and heartbreaking book about humans and why we need each other’ DAISY BUCHANAN ‘Hilariously, painfully, Freynefully brilliant’ JOSEPH O’CONNOR ‘Wonderful … One of my books of the year’ RYAN TUBRIDY ‘Full of humour and tenderness, this book is an absolute JOY’ SINÉAD GLEESON ‘F*cking fantastic. Patrick is a brilliant writer’ BLINDBOY BOATCLUB ‘A cracking, sad, funny, honest, brave and hilarious read’ LIZ NUGENT ‘Guffaw-out-loud funny’ Business Post ‘Patrick Freyne is a writer of rare humour, depth, and humanity. These essays are a delight’ MARK O’CONNELL, author of To Be a Machine ‘Goosebumps! Guffaws! It’s got it all. I love this book’ DOIREANN NÍ GHRÍOFA ‘This book is truly gorgeous and deserves to be read’ EITHNE SHORTALL


Corpsing: Sophie White with Patrick Freyne

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm