The Teenage Dirtbag Years
After scoring 'nul points' in the Leaving Cert, Ross O'Carroll-Kelly isn't exactly inundated with career options. But just when it looks like he'll have to settle for an €80,000-a-year rugby job licking envelopes for AIB, he is offered a scholarship in UCD. College is a veritable smorgasboard of pleasures for a good-looking guy with a rampant libido, a heroic capacity for alcohol and one of the surest boots in rugby. But as he prepares to leave for Ocean City on a J1er, a dark secret from his past threatens to unravel his perfect life. And we're talking totally.
"The funniest book of the year."
"I don't regard the musings of O'Carroll-Kelly as being essentially humourous. I regard them as straight reportage, journalism of a very high order, which holds up a mirror to a way of life, a whole breed of men..."
Declan Lynch, Sunday Independent