There’s a wonderful review of “Leaving Dublin” in the December 2011 edition of Alberta Views magazine. It was written by Patrick Finn, a drama professor at the University of Calgary who says he was relieved to note the absence of references to rain and booze that seem de rigueur for Irish autobiographies nowadays. Frank McCourt had started that gloomy literary trend with his highly successful Angela’s Ashes, spawning a succession of so-called “misery memoirs” by such Irish writers as Nuala Ó’Faoláin (Are You Somebody?) and Peter Sheridan (44: Dublin Made Me). Mine was the sunny side of the growing-up-in-Ireland experience and I’m gratified that Prof. Finn enjoyed reading about it. Double click on the image below for easier reading of his review. Enjoy!