Call Me Mrs. Brown | Paperback | By Brendan O'carroll

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  • Call Me Mrs. Brown: The Autobiography
  • Pages: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Author: Brendan O'Carroll
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph
  • Publication date: 13 October 2022
  • Category: Autobiography, Arts and Entertainment
  • Size: 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.8cm
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Call Me Mrs. Brown: The Autobiography by Brendan O'Carroll


'What forking trouble are you in now?' Mammy asked. She opened the letter and I waited. 'It's nothing, just the result of your check-up.' There was a pause and then she did an 'uh-oh'. 'What? What is it?' 'It's nothing really . . . but you're colour-blind.'  Nothing? Nothing? I was aghast. 'But that could be dangerous. I mean, when I start to drive how will I be able to tell traffic lights?' 'I'll give you a hint, son, the red one is on the forking top.'

Before he became the nation's favourite Mammy, Brendan O'Carroll was known simply as Brendan. The youngest of ten children from a poor family in Dublin, his father died when he was just nine years old. Leaving school at the mere 12 years of age, Brendan began what would become a long and varied working life; he would go on to be a waiter, a publican, a window cleaner and a publisher amongst other jobs. Throughout the tough moments, Brendan always had humour and a good story to tell alongside the ever-guiding inspiration of his own Mammy, a formidable figure who became Ireland's first female Labour MP.

In his own unique voice, Brendan O'Carroll strings together the threads of his life, a helter-skelter story tracing the helter-skelter journey of a scrawny kid from Finglas, Dublin to TV screens around the world, told with warmth, humour, a touch of mischievousness - and more than a few coincidences.

About the Author

Brendan O'Carroll is an Irish writer, producer, comedian, actor, director and author. He is best known for playing Agnes Brown in Mrs Brown's Boys, which won the best sitcom BAFTA in 2012. He has written four films and nine comedy shows, including The Course (1995) and The Last Wedding (1999). He has also published seven novels, including The Mammy, The Scrapper and The Young Wan - a number of which have been translated into 12 languages.


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