We Need To Talk About Ross
It's the autumn of 2008 and Ireland is facing an economic catastrophe. Habitat has pulled out. Renards is becoming a sports and karaoke bar. Oh, and the banks look like they might go to the wall. With the country once again in the grip of a recession and economists predicting the end of western capitalism, We Need To Talk About Ross sets off to discover the truth about the man who rode the wave of the good times better than anybody else. Through a series of intimate interviews with those who’ve loved him, loathed him and exchanged bodily fluids with him, the first ever true picture emerges of Ireland's most famous Celtic Tiger cub.
"Howard has always been a sharp, funny and humane writer and this book again demonstrates the keenness of his vision and his ability to find humour in darkness as well as light."
Chris Binchy, Irish Times
"At times hysterical, yet strangely moving, you'll look at Ross O'Carroll-Kelly in a whole new, and surprisingly sympathetic, light."
"What JRR Tolkien was to Middle Earth, Paul Howard is to his south Dublin fantasy world. And in Tolkien terms, We Need To Talk About Ross is The Silmarillion... There is a huge amount to enjoy here."
Irish Mail on Sunday