The Rory’s Stories Lockdown Lookback
From dodgy home haircuts and TikTok dance crazes to banana-bread baking and checkpoint cheek, even in lockdown social media star and comedian Rory O’Connor found plenty of opportunities to keep everyone laughing. Filled with Rory’s trademark banter and observational gems, this infectious (!) and hilarious lockdown lookback will make you nostalgic for outdoor dining in the rain and loo roll shortages!
Nobody thought Rory O’Connor would make it – written off as ‘thick’ at school he struggled to find a career he felt he could succeed in. When a hot tip led to a win on the horses it was the beginning of a dangerous spiral into a gambling addiction that gnawed away at his self-esteem even further.
How did the man who thought he had nothing to live for go on to become a stand-up comedian selling out venues around Ireland and reaching 800,000 people through his social media platforms? This is Rory’s Story. Told with his trademark humour, this straight-talking memoir is a book for anyone who wants to be inspired by an ordinary man’s mental health journey.
The Rory’s Stories Guide to Being Irish
From weddings and wakes to hangovers, pre-marriage courses, working as an apprentice on a building site, Irish summers, the Irish abroad, smart-arse barmen, more hangovers, aspiring TDs, the GAA lotto man, going on the hop from school and Irish mammies. Based on the hugely successful Rory’s Stories Facebook page, The Rory’s Stories Guide to Being Irish is a laugh-out-loud guide to the most important things about being Irish.
The Rory’s Stories Guide to the GAA
Based on the popular Facebook page, which regularly reaches over 500,000 people, The Rory’s Stories Guide to the GAA sends up a certain kind of lad obsessed with the GAA calendar, his local club and county team above everything else. This hilarious guide to the GAA covers it all: bleep tests; post-game hangovers; forty-way WhatsApp conversations; that lad always doing his hamstring; fair-weather Dub supporters; old men who’ve umpired every parish game since the Civil War; dirty corner-backs; more hangovers; and so much more… Infinitely recognisable and laugh-out-loud funny, it’s the perfect gift for GAA fans.