Isn't it Well for Ye?: The Book of Irish Mammies

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Transworld Publishers Limited, 2012 - Irish wit and humor - 236 pages
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A BOOK if you done(tm)t mind! And him with a degree and a job and all.

Everyone should have an Irish Mammy. Shee(tm)s never short of advice, a kind word and a cup of tea (making sure to scald the teapot first, of course).

Bring the coat anyway. If ite(tm)s too hot you can take it off.

Comedian Colm Oe(tm)Regan explores the phenomenon of the Irish Mammy and what she might say about everything from the e~new masse(tm) to the cardinal sin of not owning a cough bottle and the importance of airing clothes properly. The global influence of the Irish Mammy, through history, science, politics and literature, is undeniable. Did you know, for instance, that Hamlet had an Irish Mammy?

So if youe(tm)re an Irish Mammy, have one, know one or suspect you might be turning into one, this book will act as your guide. But be aware that though this book might think it knows it all, it doesne(tm)t, only Mammy knows it all.

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About the author (2012)

Colm Oe(tm)Regan is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, columnist and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column for the Cork News and has written for the Irish Times and BBC Online Magazine. Colm is a regular contributor on Irish radio and on the BBC World Service. As a stand-up comedian, Colm has performed to sell-out crowds all over the world from Tokyo to Cape Town and including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Cat Laughs and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. His stand-up has also featured on RT%e(tm)s Late Late Show and on Comedy Central. From Dripsey in County Cork, Colm now lives in Dublin (but hee(tm)ll ring home on a Sunday evening for news).

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