Written by
Anne Gildea
Illustrated by
Eva Byrne
Deadlines and D**kheads

A life in the day of freelance journalist Mary McNice: when even your lover has a bit on the side, it's hard to keep faking 'attitude'.

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224 pages
234x156 mm
Category Fiction, Humour

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There's more to life than this, isn't there?

  • Quick spin in the gym at 7.30
  • Visit Breege and new baby in hospital (Monica's orders)
  • Appearance on 'Afternoon Stew' to discuss crap American book Trash the Pants -- if you want to get a man, that is (ring Mammy to let her know)
  • Preparatory de-fuzz at J' Moi
  • Interview Paddy Finn (who?) about upcoming Curate's Lane gig
  • Declan for dinner at Chumps -- keep him CALM
  • Review new play for Way Hey Lady
For freelance journalist Mary McNice, life is like the froth on a cappuccino -- no substance. She's tired of faking 'attitude' for her weekly column, of trying to keep up with what's Hot and what's NOT, which colour is this week's new black. Even her lover, the hunky Rory, has another lover on the side.

What's a girl to do?

Anne Gildea is best known as co-founder and writer/performer with The Nualas. The musical comedy trio toured internationally to great acclaim before disbanding in 2001. Anne also co-wrote and performed two radio series and a one-off special for BBC Radio Four. This is her first novel.

Bridget Jones meets Ross O'Carroll-Kelly via Sex in the Fair City

Brian Finnegan - Gay Community News

Brilliant...some of the best comic writing I've read in years

Tommy Tiernan

irresistibly hilarious . . . a fresh comic voice

The Irish Times

Gildea’s uproariously funny debut is guaranteed to brighten the most dismal of winter days

Irish Mail on Sunday
The Irish Mail on Sunday

An extremely funny book which should bring the benefits of laughter therapy to a frazzled audience

Tuam Herald

Highly entertaining . . . you will laugh out loud from the beginning.

Irish Farmers Monthly
Irish Farmer’s Monthly

Deadlines and D**kheads offers something more. Much more in fact . . . Gildea shows wry observation and quick wit.

Irish Independent

Deadlines * D**kheads is one comic line after the next as Mary fights with her conscience, her lifestyle, her cheating boyfriend and the editor from hell . . . highly entertaining.

Evening Echo
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