23 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Light And Witty Counterpoint To The Irish Stereotype,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Truth About the Irish (Paperback)I'm a yank. I bought the book while on vacation in Galway. The basic premise is that Ireland is a REAL country with REAL people who deal with REAL problems, just like the rest of us. This contradicts the popular stereotype that Ireland is a kind of mystical paradise where the friendly people love to sing, drink, and procreate, and are happy all the time and want nothing more than to be certain that you are happy too. My companions became downright angry at some of Eagleton's points, because their idyllic view was obstructed if not obliterated.
It's a quick read and very funny. He takes some great pot-shots at the English. I recommend it.