We Have a Good Time ... Don't We?
Comedian Maeve Higgins, much-loved star of Fancy Vittles and Naked Camera, directs her idiosyncratic and laser-sharp humour onto being a regular human girl in today's world. In this field trip of forensic wit across contemporary Ireland and beyond, she fearlessly dissects the small, day-to-day stuff of life that we sometimes dread, sometimes delight in, but all recognise. Here are tales of reluctant hen nights, things sisters can do that boyfriends cannot, the curse of over-politeness, why even feminists read misogynistic magazines, how to finally (but never truly) leave home, and the secret fantasies that eat into a girl's spare time. Unflinchingly honest, wry and laugh-out-loud funny, Regular Human Girl also explores the tough questions in life, such as whether clapping too loudly at a gig is a good enough reason to break up with somebody; what a clandestine ambition to be a prison governor says about a woman; or, crucially, why anybody would agree to a chain of events that leaves them horse-riding in Mexico, blindfolded. Love and music, uncertainty and optimism, family and guilt, ineptitude and giddiness are all illuminated and captured in these snapshots of a life considered.