Friday, May 23, 2014
Driving The Green - The New Book Arrives
A second book. Is that like a second album? The one bands struggle over to get right, to avoid losing credibility, to cement their reputation?
Fortunately 'Hooked' and 'Driving The Green' are very different animals. There was no struggle... not unless you count numerous rounds of golf at 6am a struggle... which it was, on occasion.
No, Driving The Green is the story behind Hooked. Forget the golf courses and the rating system; forget the par, the favourite holes and the course length. Think camper van; think driving almost 7,000 miles, the people met along the way, the scenery, the highs, the lows, the food, the drink... the leaks, the breakdowns, the police, the Born Again Christians (yes, plural) and Yoda's mum.
Fourteen months on the road produced many entertaining encounters and, when they're Irish encounters, anything can happen. This is a light-hearted look at the journey and the joys of being Irish.
The advance copies of Driving The Green arrived three weeks ago. Bright yellow cover, amusing graphics. Not something you'd miss, even at night... a bit like Yoda's mum: Donegal, driving the camper van in the dark... woman in the middle of the road. Trust me, she's bloody lucky the force was with her.
If you'd like to buy a copy, check your local bookstore. If the book isn't there then that probably means it's a bad bookstore, because I have been reliably informed the book is available in 'all good bookstores'. Either that or the books just haven't arrived yet.
Or order it directly from Collins Press, my publisher: www.collinspress.ie/driving-the-green