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October 2014
Paul Galvin: The Autobiography
by Paul Galvin
October 2014
Run, Lily, Run
by Martha Long
October 2014
One Chance
by Emily Gillmor Murphy
October 2014
The Convictions of John Delahunt
by Andrew Hughes
October 2014
Down the Crooked Road: My Autobiography
by Mary Black
October 2014
Seasons of Hope
by Sister Stan
October 2014
Easter Widows
by Sinead McCoole
September 2014
T.K. Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot
by Anne Chambers
September 2014
The Thing About December
by Donal Ryan
August 2014
The Rose Garden
by Marita McKenna
July 2014
Liberty Silk
by Kate Beaufoy
June 2014
One Chance
by Emily Gillmor Murphy
June 2014
Little Beauty
by Alison Jameson
May 2014
Ronan O'Gara: Unguarded
by Ronan O'Gara

Just Joe: My Autobiography
April 2012
Paperback

Just Joe: My Autobiography
by Joe Duffy

Joe Duffy takes the pulse of the Irish nation every day on Liveline. Whenever somebody wants to get something off their chest, the advice is often: “Talk to Joe”.Just Joe reveals the private man behind the public voice. Joe writes with raw honesty about his difficult upbringing in working-class Ballyfermot, with a hard-drinking father and hard-working mother, and about his younger brother Brendan, who has drink and drug problems and has spent time in prison. For Joe, education was key to a fresh start. He was one of the first from his area to attend university at Trinity College Dublin. His social justice campaigning led to him becoming President of the Union of Students in Ireland. He spent two weeks in Mountjoy Jail following a protest against government cutbacks. Joe eventually moved into a career in RTÉ Radio, where he first became known as a roving reporter on The Gay Byrne Show, before finally finding his niche on Liveline. Just Joe highlights the major stories and controversies raised by the programme; it also deals with the shocking death in 2010 of Joe’s friend and fellow broadcaster Gerry Ryan.This is a riveting, deeply felt and fascinating memoir of a complex, passionate man.


Reviews

Beautifully written, honest and thoroughly enjoyable. A great read
Gay Byrne 

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