How to Deal with Poxes (on a Daily Basis)

With her second book comedienne and illustrator Aoife Dooley is on a mission. There’s been a growing epidemic of poxes and buzz-wreckers everywhere and something needs to be done.

What’s a pox? Oh, you know them. The man on public transport who opens a filthy chicken fillet roll beside you first thing in the morning, your co-worker who corners you in a conversation about their children for half an hour, the people who saunter into a shop at 8.59 pm when it’s closing at 9.00 pm - but fear not, Aoife has a solution for every poxy situation.

Aoife’s comical, astute observations paired with her brilliant illustrations make How to Deal with Poxes a must-have survival guide because, let’s face it, there’s always some pox wrecking your buzz on a daily basis.

’The Ross O’Carroll Kelly of the Northside’ The Sun

’Razor-sharp observational humour - has the zeitgeisty quotability of a contemporary Roddy Doyle’ The Irish Times

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Publication Date

October 2017




Hardback, 208 pages

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Gill Books


202 x 147 mm


By Aoife Dooley

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Aoife Dooley’s books started as a web series about life on the northside of Dublin, based on her own experiences growing up in Coolock. Her work has been shared by FM104, SPIN1038, Q102, and So Sue Me’s blog. It has also featured in The Irish Times, Stellar magazine, Offset and on The Ray D’Arcy Show. Her first book, How to Be Massive, was published in 2016. She is also pursuing a stand-up comedy career with appearances at Vodafone’s Comedy Festival at the Iveagh Gardens, among others.

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