Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else

Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else

Maeve Higgins was a bestselling memoirist and comedian in her native Ireland when, at the grand old age of thirty-one, she left the only home she?d ever known in search of something more. Like many women in their early thirties, she both was and was not the adult she wanted to be. At once smart, curious, and humane, Maeve in America is the story of how Maeve found herself, Maeve Higgins was a bestselling memoirist and comedian in her native Ireland when, at the grand old age of thirty-one, ...

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Title:Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else
Author:Maeve Higgins
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Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else Reviews

  • Aaron
    Nov 20, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

    I originally shelved this on my ?lolz? shelf. While there is a subtle humor throughout, it is much more thought provoking than bust a gut funny. Maeve is best when she?s writing about the immigrant experience. I found those chapters to be heartbreakingly vital - all other cha...

    www.thenextgoodbook.com Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins 240 pages What?s it about? This is a collection of essays written by Irish comedienne and memoirist Maeve Higgins. Ms. Higgins came to America in her early thirties. She writes about her experiences as a woman and an Iri...

    This book is really two books. One that lectures (gently, logically, and with compassion... but still a lecture) about the state of affairs in the world today. And one that self-deprecatingly examines the author's life. Separately, there's nothing wrong with either, but together, it ju...

    Maybe I wasn?t in the right headspace for this book, and maybe I shouldn?t have tried to finish it while miserably hungover on a 3 hour hell-flight halfway across the country. But I had a hard time following some of the essays, which were full of ideas but didn?t always arrive ho...

    I was very disappointed by this book. First of all - I didn't know the author at all when I started the book. I chose it because it was a nominee in the Goodreads Awards and downloaded the sample. The thing is that I really enjoyed the sample, I thought it's well written and hil...

    Had a hard time getting into this. It has a lot of good quips, but not a lot of good setup. Good politics, but it feels like the only relationships that really get explored here are with complete strangers or family (which borders on cruel), or exploring her desire for a long-term part...

  • Mandy
    Sep 25, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

  • Sarah
    Aug 11, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

  • Amy Adams
    Dec 13, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

  • Bridget
    Nov 22, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

  • Molly
    Apr 03, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

  • Amy
    Dec 02, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

    I originally shelved this on my ?lolz? shelf. While there is a subtle humor throughout, it is much more thought provoking than bust a gut funny. Maeve is best when she?s writing about the immigrant experience. I found those chapters to be heartbreakingly vital - all other cha...

    www.thenextgoodbook.com Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins 240 pages What?s it about? This is a collection of essays written by Irish comedienne and memoirist Maeve Higgins. Ms. Higgins came to America in her early thirties. She writes about her experiences as a woman and an Iri...

    This book is really two books. One that lectures (gently, logically, and with compassion... but still a lecture) about the state of affairs in the world today. And one that self-deprecatingly examines the author's life. Separately, there's nothing wrong with either, but together, it ju...

    Maybe I wasn?t in the right headspace for this book, and maybe I shouldn?t have tried to finish it while miserably hungover on a 3 hour hell-flight halfway across the country. But I had a hard time following some of the essays, which were full of ideas but didn?t always arrive ho...

    I was very disappointed by this book. First of all - I didn't know the author at all when I started the book. I chose it because it was a nominee in the Goodreads Awards and downloaded the sample. The thing is that I really enjoyed the sample, I thought it's well written and hil...

    Had a hard time getting into this. It has a lot of good quips, but not a lot of good setup. Good politics, but it feels like the only relationships that really get explored here are with complete strangers or family (which borders on cruel), or exploring her desire for a long-term part...

    Liked it, but didn't love it. Maeve Higgins is an Irish comedian and writer - I had heard her on a podcast, I can't remember which one, because I listen to too many podcasts! This collection of her writings focuses on her experience coming to the U.S. and experiencing this country as a...

  • Rebekah
    Jan 06, 2019

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

  • Terzah
    Nov 12, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

  • Tibbi
    Jun 10, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

  • Nancy Martira
    Jan 11, 2019

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

  • thewestchestarian
    Oct 30, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

  • Ammar
    Jun 14, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

  • Shari Wampler
    Aug 25, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

    I originally shelved this on my ?lolz? shelf. While there is a subtle humor throughout, it is much more thought provoking than bust a gut funny. Maeve is best when she?s writing about the immigrant experience. I found those chapters to be heartbreakingly vital - all other cha...

    www.thenextgoodbook.com Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins 240 pages What?s it about? This is a collection of essays written by Irish comedienne and memoirist Maeve Higgins. Ms. Higgins came to America in her early thirties. She writes about her experiences as a woman and an Iri...

  • David Fitzgerald
    Sep 03, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

    I originally shelved this on my ?lolz? shelf. While there is a subtle humor throughout, it is much more thought provoking than bust a gut funny. Maeve is best when she?s writing about the immigrant experience. I found those chapters to be heartbreakingly vital - all other cha...

    www.thenextgoodbook.com Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins 240 pages What?s it about? This is a collection of essays written by Irish comedienne and memoirist Maeve Higgins. Ms. Higgins came to America in her early thirties. She writes about her experiences as a woman and an Iri...

    This book is really two books. One that lectures (gently, logically, and with compassion... but still a lecture) about the state of affairs in the world today. And one that self-deprecatingly examines the author's life. Separately, there's nothing wrong with either, but together, it ju...

    Maybe I wasn?t in the right headspace for this book, and maybe I shouldn?t have tried to finish it while miserably hungover on a 3 hour hell-flight halfway across the country. But I had a hard time following some of the essays, which were full of ideas but didn?t always arrive ho...

    I was very disappointed by this book. First of all - I didn't know the author at all when I started the book. I chose it because it was a nominee in the Goodreads Awards and downloaded the sample. The thing is that I really enjoyed the sample, I thought it's well written and hil...

    Had a hard time getting into this. It has a lot of good quips, but not a lot of good setup. Good politics, but it feels like the only relationships that really get explored here are with complete strangers or family (which borders on cruel), or exploring her desire for a long-term part...

    Liked it, but didn't love it. Maeve Higgins is an Irish comedian and writer - I had heard her on a podcast, I can't remember which one, because I listen to too many podcasts! This collection of her writings focuses on her experience coming to the U.S. and experiencing this country as a...

    This was a witty, well-written collection of essays on life as an immigrant here in the USA. I'm a fan of Maeve Higgins' podcast 'Maeve in America: Immigration IRL' and that was how I came to read this book. The essays are a mix of thoughtful reflections on what it means to leave famil...

    This book did itself a disservice by being listed as humor and featuring blurbs about how hilarious it is. However, if you can let that go, you are in for a thoughtful treat. I read the first few essays, and... I was seriously disappointed. I did not find them funny. I almost left i...

    Maeve tackles some tough topics for present-day America and immigrants. Her insight as an Irish immigrant living in New York City is brilliant. Not only does she tell her stories about her homeland and her new home with brutal honesty, but she relates the stories of those she meets wit...

    I don't have much to say about this because I'm writing this a while after I read it. I liked most of the essays but didn't feel much of a sense of connection (I think I was hoping to find the collection more relatable, since I'd arrived in the US from the UK fairly recently when I pic...

    I?ve always found Maeve to be a delight. One simply must get the audiobook, which she reads herself. Maeve is great at writing her thoughts into clear words, and she has so many interesting thoughts. This is a positive book. It?s humorous essay more than memoir. Love love love the ...

    As an Irishman who lived in San Francisco for a couple of years, listening to Maeve in America felt like a chat with an (incredibly funny) friend where we bantered over the similarities of our experience. Well, more like me sitting back and letting that friend recount their experience ...

  • T
    Sep 16, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

    I originally shelved this on my ?lolz? shelf. While there is a subtle humor throughout, it is much more thought provoking than bust a gut funny. Maeve is best when she?s writing about the immigrant experience. I found those chapters to be heartbreakingly vital - all other cha...

  • Sarah Baenen
    Jan 11, 2019

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

    I originally shelved this on my ?lolz? shelf. While there is a subtle humor throughout, it is much more thought provoking than bust a gut funny. Maeve is best when she?s writing about the immigrant experience. I found those chapters to be heartbreakingly vital - all other cha...

    www.thenextgoodbook.com Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins 240 pages What?s it about? This is a collection of essays written by Irish comedienne and memoirist Maeve Higgins. Ms. Higgins came to America in her early thirties. She writes about her experiences as a woman and an Iri...

    This book is really two books. One that lectures (gently, logically, and with compassion... but still a lecture) about the state of affairs in the world today. And one that self-deprecatingly examines the author's life. Separately, there's nothing wrong with either, but together, it ju...

  • lisa
    Feb 20, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

  • Maddison
    Aug 09, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

  • Annie Camp
    Aug 16, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

  • Ryan Fohl
    Dec 15, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

    I originally shelved this on my ?lolz? shelf. While there is a subtle humor throughout, it is much more thought provoking than bust a gut funny. Maeve is best when she?s writing about the immigrant experience. I found those chapters to be heartbreakingly vital - all other cha...

    www.thenextgoodbook.com Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins 240 pages What?s it about? This is a collection of essays written by Irish comedienne and memoirist Maeve Higgins. Ms. Higgins came to America in her early thirties. She writes about her experiences as a woman and an Iri...

    This book is really two books. One that lectures (gently, logically, and with compassion... but still a lecture) about the state of affairs in the world today. And one that self-deprecatingly examines the author's life. Separately, there's nothing wrong with either, but together, it ju...

    Maybe I wasn?t in the right headspace for this book, and maybe I shouldn?t have tried to finish it while miserably hungover on a 3 hour hell-flight halfway across the country. But I had a hard time following some of the essays, which were full of ideas but didn?t always arrive ho...

    I was very disappointed by this book. First of all - I didn't know the author at all when I started the book. I chose it because it was a nominee in the Goodreads Awards and downloaded the sample. The thing is that I really enjoyed the sample, I thought it's well written and hil...

    Had a hard time getting into this. It has a lot of good quips, but not a lot of good setup. Good politics, but it feels like the only relationships that really get explored here are with complete strangers or family (which borders on cruel), or exploring her desire for a long-term part...

    Liked it, but didn't love it. Maeve Higgins is an Irish comedian and writer - I had heard her on a podcast, I can't remember which one, because I listen to too many podcasts! This collection of her writings focuses on her experience coming to the U.S. and experiencing this country as a...

    This was a witty, well-written collection of essays on life as an immigrant here in the USA. I'm a fan of Maeve Higgins' podcast 'Maeve in America: Immigration IRL' and that was how I came to read this book. The essays are a mix of thoughtful reflections on what it means to leave famil...

    This book did itself a disservice by being listed as humor and featuring blurbs about how hilarious it is. However, if you can let that go, you are in for a thoughtful treat. I read the first few essays, and... I was seriously disappointed. I did not find them funny. I almost left i...

    Maeve tackles some tough topics for present-day America and immigrants. Her insight as an Irish immigrant living in New York City is brilliant. Not only does she tell her stories about her homeland and her new home with brutal honesty, but she relates the stories of those she meets wit...

    I don't have much to say about this because I'm writing this a while after I read it. I liked most of the essays but didn't feel much of a sense of connection (I think I was hoping to find the collection more relatable, since I'd arrived in the US from the UK fairly recently when I pic...

    I?ve always found Maeve to be a delight. One simply must get the audiobook, which she reads herself. Maeve is great at writing her thoughts into clear words, and she has so many interesting thoughts. This is a positive book. It?s humorous essay more than memoir. Love love love the ...

  • Griesgundel van Feldenfloeven
    Nov 29, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

    I originally shelved this on my ?lolz? shelf. While there is a subtle humor throughout, it is much more thought provoking than bust a gut funny. Maeve is best when she?s writing about the immigrant experience. I found those chapters to be heartbreakingly vital - all other cha...

    www.thenextgoodbook.com Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins 240 pages What?s it about? This is a collection of essays written by Irish comedienne and memoirist Maeve Higgins. Ms. Higgins came to America in her early thirties. She writes about her experiences as a woman and an Iri...

    This book is really two books. One that lectures (gently, logically, and with compassion... but still a lecture) about the state of affairs in the world today. And one that self-deprecatingly examines the author's life. Separately, there's nothing wrong with either, but together, it ju...

    Maybe I wasn?t in the right headspace for this book, and maybe I shouldn?t have tried to finish it while miserably hungover on a 3 hour hell-flight halfway across the country. But I had a hard time following some of the essays, which were full of ideas but didn?t always arrive ho...

    I was very disappointed by this book. First of all - I didn't know the author at all when I started the book. I chose it because it was a nominee in the Goodreads Awards and downloaded the sample. The thing is that I really enjoyed the sample, I thought it's well written and hil...

  • Douglas Rowe
    Nov 07, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

  • Kate
    Sep 20, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

  • Paul
    Dec 31, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

    I originally shelved this on my ?lolz? shelf. While there is a subtle humor throughout, it is much more thought provoking than bust a gut funny. Maeve is best when she?s writing about the immigrant experience. I found those chapters to be heartbreakingly vital - all other cha...

    www.thenextgoodbook.com Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins 240 pages What?s it about? This is a collection of essays written by Irish comedienne and memoirist Maeve Higgins. Ms. Higgins came to America in her early thirties. She writes about her experiences as a woman and an Iri...

    This book is really two books. One that lectures (gently, logically, and with compassion... but still a lecture) about the state of affairs in the world today. And one that self-deprecatingly examines the author's life. Separately, there's nothing wrong with either, but together, it ju...

    Maybe I wasn?t in the right headspace for this book, and maybe I shouldn?t have tried to finish it while miserably hungover on a 3 hour hell-flight halfway across the country. But I had a hard time following some of the essays, which were full of ideas but didn?t always arrive ho...

    I was very disappointed by this book. First of all - I didn't know the author at all when I started the book. I chose it because it was a nominee in the Goodreads Awards and downloaded the sample. The thing is that I really enjoyed the sample, I thought it's well written and hil...

    Had a hard time getting into this. It has a lot of good quips, but not a lot of good setup. Good politics, but it feels like the only relationships that really get explored here are with complete strangers or family (which borders on cruel), or exploring her desire for a long-term part...

    Liked it, but didn't love it. Maeve Higgins is an Irish comedian and writer - I had heard her on a podcast, I can't remember which one, because I listen to too many podcasts! This collection of her writings focuses on her experience coming to the U.S. and experiencing this country as a...

    This was a witty, well-written collection of essays on life as an immigrant here in the USA. I'm a fan of Maeve Higgins' podcast 'Maeve in America: Immigration IRL' and that was how I came to read this book. The essays are a mix of thoughtful reflections on what it means to leave famil...

    This book did itself a disservice by being listed as humor and featuring blurbs about how hilarious it is. However, if you can let that go, you are in for a thoughtful treat. I read the first few essays, and... I was seriously disappointed. I did not find them funny. I almost left i...

    Maeve tackles some tough topics for present-day America and immigrants. Her insight as an Irish immigrant living in New York City is brilliant. Not only does she tell her stories about her homeland and her new home with brutal honesty, but she relates the stories of those she meets wit...

  • S
    Dec 10, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

    I originally shelved this on my ?lolz? shelf. While there is a subtle humor throughout, it is much more thought provoking than bust a gut funny. Maeve is best when she?s writing about the immigrant experience. I found those chapters to be heartbreakingly vital - all other cha...

    www.thenextgoodbook.com Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins 240 pages What?s it about? This is a collection of essays written by Irish comedienne and memoirist Maeve Higgins. Ms. Higgins came to America in her early thirties. She writes about her experiences as a woman and an Iri...

    This book is really two books. One that lectures (gently, logically, and with compassion... but still a lecture) about the state of affairs in the world today. And one that self-deprecatingly examines the author's life. Separately, there's nothing wrong with either, but together, it ju...

    Maybe I wasn?t in the right headspace for this book, and maybe I shouldn?t have tried to finish it while miserably hungover on a 3 hour hell-flight halfway across the country. But I had a hard time following some of the essays, which were full of ideas but didn?t always arrive ho...

    I was very disappointed by this book. First of all - I didn't know the author at all when I started the book. I chose it because it was a nominee in the Goodreads Awards and downloaded the sample. The thing is that I really enjoyed the sample, I thought it's well written and hil...

    Had a hard time getting into this. It has a lot of good quips, but not a lot of good setup. Good politics, but it feels like the only relationships that really get explored here are with complete strangers or family (which borders on cruel), or exploring her desire for a long-term part...

    Liked it, but didn't love it. Maeve Higgins is an Irish comedian and writer - I had heard her on a podcast, I can't remember which one, because I listen to too many podcasts! This collection of her writings focuses on her experience coming to the U.S. and experiencing this country as a...

    This was a witty, well-written collection of essays on life as an immigrant here in the USA. I'm a fan of Maeve Higgins' podcast 'Maeve in America: Immigration IRL' and that was how I came to read this book. The essays are a mix of thoughtful reflections on what it means to leave famil...

    This book did itself a disservice by being listed as humor and featuring blurbs about how hilarious it is. However, if you can let that go, you are in for a thoughtful treat. I read the first few essays, and... I was seriously disappointed. I did not find them funny. I almost left i...

  • Alyson
    Sep 11, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

    I originally shelved this on my ?lolz? shelf. While there is a subtle humor throughout, it is much more thought provoking than bust a gut funny. Maeve is best when she?s writing about the immigrant experience. I found those chapters to be heartbreakingly vital - all other cha...

    www.thenextgoodbook.com Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins 240 pages What?s it about? This is a collection of essays written by Irish comedienne and memoirist Maeve Higgins. Ms. Higgins came to America in her early thirties. She writes about her experiences as a woman and an Iri...

    This book is really two books. One that lectures (gently, logically, and with compassion... but still a lecture) about the state of affairs in the world today. And one that self-deprecatingly examines the author's life. Separately, there's nothing wrong with either, but together, it ju...

    Maybe I wasn?t in the right headspace for this book, and maybe I shouldn?t have tried to finish it while miserably hungover on a 3 hour hell-flight halfway across the country. But I had a hard time following some of the essays, which were full of ideas but didn?t always arrive ho...

  • Mj Brodie
    Sep 23, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

    I originally shelved this on my ?lolz? shelf. While there is a subtle humor throughout, it is much more thought provoking than bust a gut funny. Maeve is best when she?s writing about the immigrant experience. I found those chapters to be heartbreakingly vital - all other cha...

    www.thenextgoodbook.com Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins 240 pages What?s it about? This is a collection of essays written by Irish comedienne and memoirist Maeve Higgins. Ms. Higgins came to America in her early thirties. She writes about her experiences as a woman and an Iri...

    This book is really two books. One that lectures (gently, logically, and with compassion... but still a lecture) about the state of affairs in the world today. And one that self-deprecatingly examines the author's life. Separately, there's nothing wrong with either, but together, it ju...

    Maybe I wasn?t in the right headspace for this book, and maybe I shouldn?t have tried to finish it while miserably hungover on a 3 hour hell-flight halfway across the country. But I had a hard time following some of the essays, which were full of ideas but didn?t always arrive ho...

    I was very disappointed by this book. First of all - I didn't know the author at all when I started the book. I chose it because it was a nominee in the Goodreads Awards and downloaded the sample. The thing is that I really enjoyed the sample, I thought it's well written and hil...

    Had a hard time getting into this. It has a lot of good quips, but not a lot of good setup. Good politics, but it feels like the only relationships that really get explored here are with complete strangers or family (which borders on cruel), or exploring her desire for a long-term part...

    Liked it, but didn't love it. Maeve Higgins is an Irish comedian and writer - I had heard her on a podcast, I can't remember which one, because I listen to too many podcasts! This collection of her writings focuses on her experience coming to the U.S. and experiencing this country as a...

    This was a witty, well-written collection of essays on life as an immigrant here in the USA. I'm a fan of Maeve Higgins' podcast 'Maeve in America: Immigration IRL' and that was how I came to read this book. The essays are a mix of thoughtful reflections on what it means to leave famil...

  • Donna Hines
    Aug 05, 2018

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

  • Nikki
    Jan 02, 2019

    3.5 stars Thanks for Penguin Canada for an ARC of this book. Interesting personal essays From an Irish point of view An alien in the USA Maeve is a comedian Those essays take about: Her travels Her fear of dolphins Her Instagram addiction Failed love Obsession...

    Maeve Higgin's collection of essays initially read like Bridget Jones comes to America, as she offers humorous self-deprecating anecdotes of her own immigration to New York City from Cobh, Ireland. Rent-a-dress, money woes, small talk and swimming and loathing with dolphins, get the Hi...

    I will confess that I had never heard of Maeve Higgins prior to writing this book. I am glad that I gave it a chance, though, because Higgins is hilarious and I'm looking forward to seeking out more of her work in whatever form it might take. She's self-deprecating in a charming way, v...

    I was fortunate enough to win this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. My thanks to the sponsor and to Goodreads for facilitating this giveaway. The series of essays in "Maeve in America" - penned by Irish comedian Maeve Higgins - was a bit difficult for me to synthesize into one mai...

    I wanted to like this book more, but it just didn?t happen. It was like being set up and told how much I?m going to like this person: they?re funny with that Irish sense of humor you love so, and charming, etc. We just didn?t click. Some of the essays were far too long, others ...

    I don't relate to a lot in the collections of women's essays the publishing industry churns out these days--they are all too slang-y, too victim-y, too New Age-y, too bitter, too stupid or all of the above--but I loved this one. The author, an Irish comedian and podcaster who now lives...

    Self care, self love, self appreciation and awareness. Throw in some humor. Throw in some soul searching while on a journey to who knows and well you got this one wrapped. I loved everything about this. The writing was simplistic yet packed full of fun, love, excitement. A collection...

    I picked this up while in NYC at the Strand because it was signed and I loved the review "If Tiny Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter..." I was belly laughing by page 2, and really enjoyed laughing at the entire thing. Maeve is thoughtful and smart, and observes her experience bei...

    I would be delighted to meet Maeve Higgins someday. She has learned some lovely and encouraging lessons about herself, life, love and family that take others much longer into their lives to learn if they ever learn them at all. Her stories are interesting, accessible and delightful wit...

    Maeve's essays are no less substantive for their humor and charm. Some of the essays - about finding yourself in New York City, accepting your body, aloneness vs. loneliness and the fierceness of Aunties - are achingly relatable. ...

    I just couldn't get into these stories. I found a few interesting but some of the others just fell flat for me. ...

    I am too old and too midwestern for this. ...

    Enjoyable? ...

    Maeve Higgins has a hilarious and wise podcast, and her Instagram is always creative and clever. However, I found this book to be a weak outline of who she is and what her ideals are. They are there, but they aren't great, and her little stories seem silly. This is definitely a persona...

    The author was brilliant as a lamppost in this episode of Everything is Alive: https://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=555676... ...

    Yes, Maeve is from "Somewhere Else" The mysterious wilds of a real country known as "Ireland". Maybe you heard of it? Or visited? Or are from there or your relatives are from there or you've ever attended a St. Patrick's Day Parade or been to an Irish pub, etc. In short, being from Ire...

    Every once in a while, a book will sort of follow you around, showing up on bookshelves and to-read lists and oh-my-god-you-have-to-read-this recommendations from acquaintances. Maeve in America has done just that. It's trailed me like a nagging toddler, screaming, "Read me! I'm the fi...

    I originally shelved this on my ?lolz? shelf. While there is a subtle humor throughout, it is much more thought provoking than bust a gut funny. Maeve is best when she?s writing about the immigrant experience. I found those chapters to be heartbreakingly vital - all other cha...

    www.thenextgoodbook.com Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins 240 pages What?s it about? This is a collection of essays written by Irish comedienne and memoirist Maeve Higgins. Ms. Higgins came to America in her early thirties. She writes about her experiences as a woman and an Iri...

    This book is really two books. One that lectures (gently, logically, and with compassion... but still a lecture) about the state of affairs in the world today. And one that self-deprecatingly examines the author's life. Separately, there's nothing wrong with either, but together, it ju...

    Maybe I wasn?t in the right headspace for this book, and maybe I shouldn?t have tried to finish it while miserably hungover on a 3 hour hell-flight halfway across the country. But I had a hard time following some of the essays, which were full of ideas but didn?t always arrive ho...

    I was very disappointed by this book. First of all - I didn't know the author at all when I started the book. I chose it because it was a nominee in the Goodreads Awards and downloaded the sample. The thing is that I really enjoyed the sample, I thought it's well written and hil...

    Had a hard time getting into this. It has a lot of good quips, but not a lot of good setup. Good politics, but it feels like the only relationships that really get explored here are with complete strangers or family (which borders on cruel), or exploring her desire for a long-term part...

    Liked it, but didn't love it. Maeve Higgins is an Irish comedian and writer - I had heard her on a podcast, I can't remember which one, because I listen to too many podcasts! This collection of her writings focuses on her experience coming to the U.S. and experiencing this country as a...

    This was a witty, well-written collection of essays on life as an immigrant here in the USA. I'm a fan of Maeve Higgins' podcast 'Maeve in America: Immigration IRL' and that was how I came to read this book. The essays are a mix of thoughtful reflections on what it means to leave famil...

    This book did itself a disservice by being listed as humor and featuring blurbs about how hilarious it is. However, if you can let that go, you are in for a thoughtful treat. I read the first few essays, and... I was seriously disappointed. I did not find them funny. I almost left i...

    Maeve tackles some tough topics for present-day America and immigrants. Her insight as an Irish immigrant living in New York City is brilliant. Not only does she tell her stories about her homeland and her new home with brutal honesty, but she relates the stories of those she meets wit...

    I don't have much to say about this because I'm writing this a while after I read it. I liked most of the essays but didn't feel much of a sense of connection (I think I was hoping to find the collection more relatable, since I'd arrived in the US from the UK fairly recently when I pic...