“ This portrait of an ordinary man (and one clearly past his best) is by turns hilarious and heartfelt. ”
Rachel Lloyd, Economist, 1843
“ A delight from start to finish. ”
Max Davidson, Mail on Sunday
“ A refreshingly positive take on middle age, it’s optimistic, warm-hearted, blokishly moving and written with a master’s pin-sharp command of humour… a book that’s sure to be picked up and revisited time and time again. ”
“ Compiled for the first time in one book, a whole year’s worth of Roddy Doyle’s much-loved weekly column. ”
Jess O'Sullivan, RTE Guide
“ More than comedy or insight, this work has tenderness… It does more than tickle our bellies, it warms our hearts. ”
Niamh Donnelly, Irish Times
“ Savage is likeable and bumbling and Doyle’s voice is spot on for [this] persona. ”
Jane Bradley, Scotsman
March 19, 2019
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One of the grandkids wants a tattoo.
–He’s only three, I tell the wife.
–I’m aware of that, she tells me back. –But he still wants one.
–He can’t even say ‘tattoo’, I tell her.
–‘Hattoo’ is what he says.
–I know, she says. –It’s sweet.Continue Reading