The Road to McCarthy
The Road to McCarthy
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Pete McCarthy established one cardinal rule of travel in hisbestselling debut, McCarthy’s Bar: “Never pass a bar withyour name on it.” In this equally wry and insightful follow-up,his characteristic good humor, curiosity, and thirst for adventuretake him on a fantastic jaunt around the world in search of hisIrish roots — from Morocco, where he tracks down the unlikelychief of the McCarthy clan, to New York, and finally to remote Mc-Carthy, Alaska. The Road to McCarthy is a quixotic and anything-but-typical Irish odyssey that confirms Pete McCarthy’s status asone of our funniest and most incisive writers.
“Engaging… [McCarthy’s] curiosity is infectious and there’s plenty to amuse.” “Hilarious…If McCarthy isn’t telling a fabulous yarn himself, he’s quoting someone who is.” “McCarthy is stitch. Move over, Bill Bryson. You’ve finally met your match.” “An entertaining romp [and] a meditation on Ireland today.” “Highly engaging…a very funny book.” “Humorous and insightful…a delightful memoir.” “A lively, lusty quest. McCarthy travels like a Renaissance explorer with a film director’s lens.” “The funniest book I’ve read this year.” “A funny and believable travelogue.” “An engaging, evocative book.” “A hugely enjoyable book, heartfelt, self-aware and very funny …an intelligent exploration of what it means to be Irish.” “McCarthy is a worthy addition to the ranks of P.J. O’Rourke, Bill Bryson and Peter Mayle.” “Hilarious, sentimental, surprising and revealing.” “Fans of Bill Bryson will enjoy reading McCarthy’s droll narrative of his rediscovery of his family’s roots in Ireland.”- “Unfailingly sharp, good-humored and offbeat: sure to please Celtophiles of every greenish hue.” “With self-deprecating wit and a sly sense of the absurd, [McCarthy] makes even the most mundane experience entertaining.” “A volume [that] cannot fail to impress even the most world-weary traveller.” “A travelogue that’s as hilariously gratifying as it is entertaining.”
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