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  • Published: 8 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781405938204
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling

Get ready for the 'Irish Bridget Jones'. This is the funniest book you will read all year

Meet Aisling.
She's a small-town girl who dreams of the big city.
She has a heart of gold and an iron belief in the power of control tights.
She has a steady job and a loyal boyfriend (though he hasn't put a ring on it even after seven years).
Then one disastrous romantic getaway convinces Aisling to leave him behind and head for the bright lights.
But with glamorous new flatmates, a scandal at work and a weird love square, Aisling has no idea what's about to hit her.

  • Published: 8 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781405938204
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $19.99

About the authors

Emer McLysaght

Emer McLysaght is the former editor of The Daily Edge and has worked extensively in journalism and radio.

Sarah Breen

Sarah Breen is a journalist whose work has appeared in Stellar, Image, U, the Irish Independent and The Gloss.

Praise for Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling

Oh lads! This book! There aren't enough words for how much I love it. It's feicin' HILAIRE and very touching

Marian Keyes

If I had a book of the year award for 2017 it would go to Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling . . . It left me giggling at some pages and sobbing at others

Sinead Crowley

One of my fave novels of 2017. It really does remind me of Marian Keyes

Louise O'Neill

One of the funniest books I've read in twenty years

Paul Howard

I had expected this delightful book to be funny and it really, really is. But I never expected the feels. I didn't expect big fat tears to roll down my country face

Tara Flynn, Irish Times

A book so good, so funny, that it made two strangers talk to each other on a London tube train

Sarra Manning, Red

Both Aisling and the novel have a great big thumping heart

Eithne Shortall, Sunday Times

A loving ode to a certain type of Irish woman that's hilarious, comforting and warm. A hot water bottle of a book, if you will

The Daily Edge

Sweet, charming, funny and poignant

The Journal

It's sweet and it's funny and it's moving and it's perfect

The Pool

An utter ray of sunshine


I've spent the last forty-eight hours laughing my head off at this novel . . . but it's not just comic, there's a real heart to it and it's often very moving

John Boyne

This book is the funniest, warmest, loveliest book I've read in so long. The characters are so hilarious and relatable, I laughed non-stop and genuinely didn't want it to end

Lucy Vine

Excellent craic that'll have you shedding a tear as well as laughing your socks off

Fabulous Magazine

With witty dialogue, sharp observations and piles of humour, this is a riot of a read, but with plenty of depth, too - we found ourselves choking up as well as, erm . . . peeing with laughter

Heat, The Funny One

A runaway success . . . it's an uplifting romcom that combines elements of Bridget Jones and Four Weddings with Father Ted

Kirsty Lang, BBC Radio 4 Front Row

Aisling is an absolute gem of a character and this book is a breath of fresh air

The Sun

This hilarious and heart-warming book had us alternately laughing and crying. The year's funniest book to date


My unofficial autobiography

Aisling Bea

Her voice leaps off the page . . . it's this depth of character and eye for detail that makes comparisons with Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones series spot-on


This quickfire tragi-comedy is bursting with clever one-liners and acute observations

Sunday Express

Funny and touching . . . we fell in love with the heroine of Oh My God What a Complete Aisling, about a small-town girl in Dublin

Good Housekeeping

Hilarious . . . A well-crafted tale with warmth and emotion

Woman Magazine

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to invest in a shumper (though not for going OUT OUT) and as soon as you've finished it, you'll want to reread this hilarious novel, which will also get you in the right feels

Red Online

This hilarious Irish bestseller, which came to life via a viral Facebook page, follows country girl Aisling as she moves from her hometown to big city living in Dublin. She's sweet, a little clueless but a force to be reckoned with


Brilliant. You laugh, you cry, you miss home, and you can't put it down

Sunday Independent

Country bumpkin Aisling carries this perky, big-hearted romcom. Powered by cracking one-liners, it'll have you chortling through any amount of airport delays

Event Magazine

This is a tale of a young woman from the Irish countryside and her travails in Dublin will have you laughing

i Newspaper

It's a novel that simply roars along, full of proper LOL moments as well as real poignancy. Aisling is the perfect heroine for our chaotic times.

Sarra Manning, Red Online

Every Irish person knows an Aisling, and there is nothing more delightful than recognising something familiar being projected back at you through a novel. While the books are both extremely funny, they also reflect a period in Irish culture and centre around a heartwarming story for Aisilings of the ages

Image Magazine

You'll laugh. A lot. But you should also get the tissues ready

Irish Post

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