Manage episode 359388601 series 3384247
There’s no better time to fake being Irish than Saint Patrick’s Day! So, grab some green beer and your 23AndMe results and get ready for an Angela’s Ashes discussion.
Whether you’re a Galway Girl, Up the Kingdom of Kerry, or get pissed when some eejit refers to the city of Limerick as Stab City, you still have to agree that the Pulitzer award-winning memoir by Frank McCourt earned its accolades. Did the 1999 film by Alan Parker get the tone right…or did the laughter die along with half the family?
Kelly and Jimmy embrace their roots and do their best to not fake an accent that would set their ancestors rolling in their graves. If you’re an Irish diaspora or hail from the Emerald Island, you must decide if you’re willing to die for the book or the movie. Jimmy will pour you a pint and Kelly has a penny for you…if you promise not to sing about Kevin Barry.
Warning: this book and movie depict the deaths of multiple children. If this triggers you, best skip this one.