Ok, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea

by Patrick Freyne


2 in stock


Genre:Irish Biography / Irish Interest



‘Funny, smart, soulful and sometimes devastating … It made me laugh and cry’ EMILIE PINE, author of Notes to Self ‘Hilariously, painfully, Freynefully brilliant’ JOSEPH O’CONNOR 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 ‘The most gorgeous and heartbreaking book about humans and why we need each other’ DAISY BUCHANAN ‘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

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm