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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: like the time (aged five) he opened a gate and let a horse out of its field, just to see what would happen; or the time (aged 19) he jumped out of a plane for charity, even though he didn't much care about the charity and was sure he'd end up dead; or the time (aged old enough to know better) he used a magazine as a funnel for fuel when the petrol cap on his band's van broke. 

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. Like David Sedaris or Nora Ephron, he creates an environment all his own - fundamentally comic, sometimes moving, always deeply humane. OK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea is a joyous listening experience from an instantly essential new writer.

©2020 Patrick Freyne (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Be wary of listening in public

I made the mistake of listening to this book while on a walk. The book had me laughing loudly and then towards the end crying uncontrollably

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exceptionally funny

Real life is hard, but easier if you can see the funny side. Patrick manages this, even in the darkest of hours.

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Wonderful

I love Patrick Freyne as a columnist and his book is wonderful. Funny and full of heart. It made me want to be friends with him.

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Original collection of essays with warmth &honesty

Easy listening. Author narrates in a very genuine and humble way. Funny at times. Creates strong nostalgia for any one born in late 70's.

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Brilliant book!

Loved every minute with Patrick Freyne! Funny, insightful and touching! I hope he’s a prolific essayist and another one so soon!!