OK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea by Patrick Freyne, Shortlisted for the Dalkey Emerging Writer Award 2021

Patrick Freyne spent most of his twenties trying to be a rock star before turning to the much more stable and secure world of journalism. He is a features writer at the Irish TimesOK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea is his first book.

 Patrick Freyne book cover

About: OK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea, by Patrick Freyne 

Patrick Freyne has tried a lot of stupid ideas in his life. Now, in his scintillating debut, he is here to tell you about them. He has also learned a few things: about the power of group song; about the beauty of physically caring for another human being; about childlessness; about losing friends far too young. Life as seen through the eyes of Patrick Freyne is stranger, funnier and a lot more interesting than life as we generally know it. Fundamentally comic, sometimes moving, always deeply humane. OK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea is a joyous reading experience from an instantly essential new writer.


“Patrick Freyne is a comic genius.” – Marian Keyes

“A wonderful book ... done with a gorgeous twist of humour and great emotional insight ... One of my books of the year.” – Ryan Tubridy, RTÉ Radio 1

“Exquisite ... One of the funniest writers in Ireland.” – Irish Examiner

Judges comments

“Replete with humour and razor-sharp observations, this collection is also an endearing and soulful examination of life’s inevitable slings and arrows.  Brave and blithesome.”

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