Book of the week – The choice by Edith eger

The choice Edith eger Penguin/random house Edith eger was incarcerated and tortured at auschwitz. She was not broken by the threat of annihilation or the horrors she experienced, instead they strengthened her. Her reason for this introduction to horror? Being born a Jew in Hungary. This book is Edith’s wish to help the reader experience … Continue reading Book of the week – The choice by Edith eger

Book of the Week – Jayo; My autobiography 

Jayo My autobiography Jason Sherlock Simon and schuster I was uncomfortable before reading this. My dad started bringing me to see dublin football matches and training since I was a kid in single digit years. Over 40 years later I’m still going. I’ve passed this on to my kids and see the beauty in sport. … Continue reading Book of the Week – Jayo; My autobiography 

Book of the Week – THE SPITBOY RULE

The spitboy rule Tales of a xicana in a female punk band Michelle Cruz Gonzales PM press Spitboy are known as a female punk band. Formed in 1990 I always saw them as a political punk band screaming for a better future. Women playing punk in an age of riot grrrrl these were not a … Continue reading Book of the Week – THE SPITBOY RULE

Book of the week – They’ve taken our ghettos

They’ve taken our ghettos; A punk history of Woodberry Down Estate Active Distribution Punk rock means so much to me. It’s not a dictionary defined experience and I’ve put a fanzine together asking many for their views on it. For most it comes down to doing what you want to do without impinging in others … Continue reading Book of the week – They’ve taken our ghettos

Book of the week – Striking Back by Mary Manning

Striking back The untold story of an anti apartheid striker Mary manning with sinead o'brien Collins press This is a real tale of David vs Goliath. 10 working class people from Dublin accept a directive from their union and take on a major employer. Much has been written about the Dunne’s stores strike from 1984 … Continue reading Book of the week – Striking Back by Mary Manning

Book of the Week – Silence in the age of Noise

Silence in the age of noise Erling Kagge Penguin books / Random House What a beautiful idea. Pause. Take a breath. Stay quiet. Even momentarily it’s a good thing. When you’re about to explode with rage because the car in front is going too slow. Stop. Reflect. You’ll get there. Sure it’s probably only leading … Continue reading Book of the Week – Silence in the age of Noise

Book of the week – Nasty Women

nasty women A collection of essays and accounts of what it is to be a woman in 21st century 404ink A strong collection of essays from people with strires to tell Katie Muriel explains that her president is not her president and how prejudice exists within family. How do you deal with it? Kristy Diaz … Continue reading Book of the week – Nasty Women

Book of the Week – The Art of Hurling by Daire Whelan

The art of hurling Daire Whelan Mercier Press There is something special about the GAA. I’ve been involved in numerous conversations with people steeped in different sports about the nature of sport. People who, whilst participating, have put in endless hours of work to teach success. Achieving positive results do have a correlation with the … Continue reading Book of the Week – The Art of Hurling by Daire Whelan

Book of the Week – Within The Seat Of War by Adela-hare centenary commemoration committee

Within the seat of war Dublin Dockland and the sinking of the ss hare and ss Adela 1917 Published by the Adela-hare centenary commemoration committee The East Wall History Group run a lot of interesting events. Peoples stories are told of a time when the streets were black and white and people went from short … Continue reading Book of the Week – Within The Seat Of War by Adela-hare centenary commemoration committee

Book of the Week – Nama land by Frank Connolly

NAMALAND Frank Connolly Gill books Not that I would know but have you ever told a story where you're not sure of the whole picture? When people start asked big questions confusion kicks in and you wish you’d never started? Well I felt a bit like that when reading this book. There’s so much in it, … Continue reading Book of the Week – Nama land by Frank Connolly