Do You Know Who's Dead?
A hilarious celebration of what makes us Irish
By Paddy Duffy
Do You Know Who's Dead? is a hilarious celebration of all things unmistakably Irish, as it describes our distinguishing features - big and small - in politics, music, culture, sport and more.
Ireland: A country of 13-verse-long ballads, outspoken lunatics, strongly held trivial opinions and friendly exchanges about the day's names in the death notices.
A place where flattened fizzy drink is treated as a medical panacea, and where celebration can be squeezed out of anything from a major sporting victory, to a valiant quarter-final exit.
From Fionn MacCumhail to the FAI, Do You Know Who's Dead? is a hilarious celebration of all things unmistakably Irish, as it describes our distinguishing features - big and small - in politics, music, culture, sport and more.
If you find it hard to end a phone call, have ever driven several miles out of your way for slightly cheaper petrol, or spend just a little too long surveying the death notices, this is the book for you.
Paddy Duffy is a columnist, broadcaster and television maker from Donegal. His debut book, Did That Actually Happen? was published in 2013, the same year he was crowned World Music Quiz Champion - he's equally proud of both achievements. He is a regular contributor to radio and television programmes on the BBC and RTE, has featured in The Huffington Post, The Journal.ie, The Irish Times, the Irish Examiner and most importantly, the Donegal News and has worked on TV shows such as Top Gear and University Challenge.
He has been a youth worker and mentor for nearly ten years, helping to found the SpunOut.ie organisation, working with community projects around Ireland and tutoring political education to the Donegal Youth Council.
He is currently working on a documentary series about a major figure in US politics (Hint: there's a motorway services in Offaly named after him.)
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02 Jun 2016
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Hachette Books Ireland