The hilarious childhood adventures of an accident-prone young Jason Byrne in 1980s suburban Dublin.
‘When you read this you’ll realise Jason might actually be the normal one in his family,’ John Bishop
‘I loved this book so much I wanted to cover it in wallpaper and write to all my pen pals about it!’ Amy Huberman
Adventures of a Wonky-Eyed Boy is Jason Byrne’s side-splitting memoir of an accident prone childhood growing up on a mad road in suburban Dublin in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Accompanied by the award-winning illustrator Nicky Phelan, you’ll meet a hilarious cast of real life characters from Jason’s childhood, including Jason’s dad whose favourite thing is doing absolutely nothing, escaping for a jar, sitting on the jacks for hours, panicking and worrying about paying the bills; Jason’s mum whose special powers include slaps, clips around the ear, doing too much, not looking after herself and pleasing others (in other words a typical Irish mammy); big brother Eric whose favourite thing to do is repeatedly call Jason a spa, best mate Karl with whom Jason spends his time doing mad stuff like sliding down hills on cardboard, setting fire to their eyebrows, making swings and breaking limbs; and of course our hero: wonky-eyed, accident prone, professional rat Jason.
Join them for a mad-cap journey through a uniquely hilarious Irish childhood. From first confession to first holy communion, school days and summer holidays to first love - Adventures of Wonky-Eyed Boy will familiar to anyone who grew up in ’70s and ’80s suburbia. Prepare to laugh out loud and weep with nostalgia for how times have changed (perhaps not for the better!). Hilarious and heart-warming.
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About the Author
Jason Byrne is one of Ireland’s best-loved comedians and the biggest selling act at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His sell-out shows have attracted accolades including the highly coveted Perrier Newcomer Award Nomination and the Perrier Award Nomination. With a growing international profile, Jason has performed in New York, Boston, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brussels, Milan, Paris and Australia and has appeared on The Graham Norton Show. He presents Wild Things on Sky 1 and other television credits include Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Comedy Annual (ITV 1), Channel 4’s Comedy Gala (Channel 4), and Sky Arts’ Shorts with Sharon Horgan and Amy Huberman. His BBC Radio 2 show, The Jason Byrne Show, won the Sony Radio Gold Award for Best Comedy in 2011. He lives in Dublin with his wife and two sons.