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  • Maeve in America

  • Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else
  • Written by: Maeve Higgins
  • Narrated by: Maeve Higgins
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Maeve in America

Written by: Maeve Higgins
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Publisher's Summary

“If Tina Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter, she would be Maeve Higgins.” (Glamour)

A startlingly hilarious essay collection about one woman’s messy path to finding her footing in New York City, from breakout comedy star and podcaster Maeve Higgins 

Maeve Higgins was a best-selling author and comedian in her native Ireland when, at the grand old age of 31, she left the only home she’d ever known in search of something more and found herself in New York City. Together, the essays in Maeve in America create a smart, funny, and revealing portrait of a woman who aims for the stars but sometimes hits the ceiling and the inimitable city that helped make her who she is. 

Here are stories of not being able to afford a dress for the ball, of learning to live with yourself while you’re still figuring out how to love yourself, of the true significance of realizing what sort of shelter dog you would be. Self-aware and laugh-out-loud funny, this collection is also a fearless exploration of the awkward questions in life, such as: Is clapping too loudly at a gig a good enough reason to break up with somebody? Is it ever really possible to leave home?

“Maeve Higgins is hilarious, poignant, conversational, and my favorite Irish import since U2. You’re in for a treat.” (Phoebe Robinson)

©2018 Maeve Higgins (P)2018 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

“Sharp and readable...A keen observer of culture, [Maeve Higgins] offers timely insights about race and immigration in America.... Witty, humane, and topical, these essays offer an enlightened perspective on modern American culture while probing the energetic inner life of a bright young Irish comic. A warmly intelligent and insightful collection.” (Kirkus Reviews

“Wickedly funny...with incisive humor and deep humility.... Higgins has the rare gift of being able to meaningfully engage with politics and social ills while remaining legitimately funny.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) 

“Maeve Higgins is the funniest writer I know. And Maeve in America is just so smart and joyful. I especially like it when she’s unhappy. Because she’s very funny about it. Always be unhappy, Maeve!” (Jon Ronson, author of So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed)

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