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Round Ireland with a Fridge - by Tony Hawks (Paperback)

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About the Book



A drunken bet led Tony Hawks to hitch-hike around the circumference of Ireland over one month--with a refrigerator in tow--which became what he calls the best experience of his life. Hawks shares his remarkable adventure that was emotional, inspirational, and downright silly at times. 8-page photo insert.



Book Synopsis



Have you ever made a drunken bet? Worse, still, have you eveer tried to win one? In attempting to hitchhike round Ireland wich a fridge, Tony Hawks did both, and his foolhardiness led him to one of the best experiences of his life. Joined by his trusty traveling companion-cum-domestic appliance, he made his way from Dublin to Donegal, from Sligo through Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Wexford, Wicklow--and back again to Dublin. In their month of madness, Tony and his fridge met a real prince, a bogus king, and the fridge got christened. They surfed together, entered a bachelor festival, and one of them had sex without the other knowing. And unexpectedly, the fridge itself became a momentary focus for the people of Ireland.

An international bestseller, Round Ireland with a Fridge is a classic travel adventure in the tradition of Bill Bryson with a dash of Dave Barry.



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"Round Ireland with a Fridge is a sort of alternative Michael Palin tome and a far better read thatn you would expect. It is part autobiography, part travelogue, and part Guinness-addled ramblings." --The Irish Times

"One ridiculous and sumbline example of the high-concept travel book is the British comedian Tony Hawk's Round Ireland with a Fridge....The whole book is driven by the sheer lunacy of the original proposition, and the sweet bottom line is that anything that brings people together and shows them this good a time isn't stupid at all." --The New York Times Book Review

"A rambling but ultimately warmhearted diary-like account that combines elements of Let's Go Ireland, Cheers, and Seinfeld...Hawks has produced a witty, silly, tribute to the hospitality and generosity that the Emerald Isle is famous for." --The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.)




About the Author



Tony Hawks lives in London and divides his time equally between writing, performing, and playing tennis. He makes regular appearances on British radio and is currently the host of The Best Show in the World.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Topic
Genre: Humor
Number of Pages: 264
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Theme: Travel
Format: Paperback
Author: Tony Hawks
Language: English
Street Date: March 7, 2001
TCIN: 11404455
UPC: 9780312274924
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-2224
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.8 inches length x 5.4 inches width x 8.2 inches height
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