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How Michael Brendan Dougherty subverted the Irish misery memoir

Michael Brendan Dougherty, a senior writer at National Review and a former columnist at The Week, is the author of a new book, My Father Left Me Ireland. Organized as a series of letters to his Irish father, whom he grew up seeing only on occasional visits, it is a memoir that speaks to the anxiety and confusion of millions of Americans.

I spoke with Dougherty recently about subverting tropes about miserable Irish childhoods in his book, Netflix, Hungarian folk dancing, and the best male R&B group of the '90s.

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News Posted By: theweek - Friday, 7 June