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Irish Bitches Be Crazy by Emma Comerford download in pdf, ePub, iPad

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For example, when dealing with Swedes when I lived in Stockholm, they were often quite puzzled that I wasn't Swedish, and when I said I was Irish, even more puzzled. This conversation is standard in Ireland. With a quarter of the book left, I just couldn't read more than a few sections at a time. This guilt comes in many different guises, and if you don't have it in some form or other, you're not really living the full Irish Catholic experience.

Comerford is particularly good on the effects of the Catholic education on Irish women, and the various guilt complexes that result when it comes to matters of a sexual nature. It seemed to almost disappoint people. Given all of that, I'm not sure how much I should take away from this book as an example of the Irish female. In a way, the book proves its own point about Irish women forgiving anyone anything as long as they're good craic. It just rears its ugly head in some other form.

If you are an atheist, raised Catholic, the Catholic guilt is still there. Comerford is correct, and hilarious, on this point. Similarly, I often feel more comfortable with the sincerity and friendliness of certain types of Americans, the straightforwardness of Germans, and the politeness of British.

Perhaps this book is meant for Irish female themselves, for they alone know how true the stereotyping is. There is much hyperbole for comic effect in the book, but the aspects of it that are closest to the truth were the ones which made me laugh the most. For me, it was just confusing. It was just too exaggerated, too repetitive, too reductive.

Perhaps this book While funny and easy to read at the outset, the satire and hyperbole quickly lose steam as you work your way through the book. There are other aspects of this book at which I didn't laugh knowingly, though others may do. It is good craic, and that's about the size of it.