The Road to McCarthy: Around the World in Search of Ireland

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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.

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Pete McCarthy was born to an Irish mother and an English father. He is a hugely popular British television personality and the author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller McCarthy's Bar. He is also a recent winner of the British Book Awards Newcomer of the Year Award and the Irish Post Award for Literature.

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“Engaging... [McCarthy’s] curiosity is infectious and there’s plenty to amuse.” (St Petersburg Times)

“Hilarious...If McCarthy isn’t telling a fabulous yarn himself, he’s quoting someone who is.” (Washington Post)

“McCarthy is stitch. Move over, Bill Bryson. You’ve finally met your match.” (Chicago Tribune)

“An entertaining romp [and] a meditation on Ireland today.” (Conde Nast Traveler)

“Highly engaging...a very funny book.” (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

“Humorous and insightful...a delightful memoir.” (Library Journal)

“A lively, lusty quest. McCarthy travels like a Renaissance explorer with a film director’s lens.” (Publishers Weekly)

“The funniest book I’ve read this year.” (The Independent (UK))

“A funny and believable travelogue.” (London Times)

“An engaging, evocative book.” (Mail on Sunday)

“A hugely enjoyable book, heartfelt, self-aware and very funny ...an intelligent exploration of what it means to be Irish.” (Kilkenny People)

“McCarthy is a worthy addition to the ranks of P.J. O’Rourke, Bill Bryson and Peter Mayle.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Hilarious, sentimental, surprising and revealing.” (Dallas Morning News)

“Fans of Bill Bryson will enjoy reading McCarthy’s droll narrative of his rediscovery of his family’s roots in Ireland.”- (Library Journal)

“Unfailingly sharp, good-humored and offbeat: sure to please Celtophiles of every greenish hue.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“With self-deprecating wit and a sly sense of the absurd, [McCarthy] makes even the most mundane experience entertaining.” (Booklist)

“A volume [that] cannot fail to impress even the most world-weary traveller.” (Books Magazine)

“A travelogue that’s as hilariously gratifying as it is entertaining.” (Entertainment Weekly)

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