About the Author

authorphotoAs a transplant to New York, Seamus Mullarkey has enjoyed entertaining people with informative anecdotes about his native Ireland. A colleague, probably to stop Seamus talking (…and talking) remarked: “You should write all of those down.” That comment was the genesis of “a book that would tell everything you need to know about Irish culture but still fit neatly in the palm of your hand.” This book is written in the persona of Rashers Tierney, whose earth-shattering PhD thesis on “Flatulence in Finnegan’s Wake” has been hailed as the work that “blew apart” the clique-ish inner circle of Joycean scholarship.