March 15, 2013
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In between the parade and a cold glass of Guinness, if you’d like to explore Irish culture on a deeper level, check out Martha Long’s memoir on growing up in the slums of Dublin in 1950s, MA, HE SOLD ME FOR A FEW CIGARETTES.
As Alice Walker says about the book,
“Reading this startling testament to one child’s valiant attempts to live until the age of sixteen is a worthy reminder that we can do better as adults if we turn to embrace the children who are suffering, anywhere on earth…”
And Counterpunch says,
“This is a searing account of childhood survival. No more haunting memoir has been published this year.”
Check out an interview with Martha on WORT-FM.