- 03 Nov 20
Mary McAleese's Here's The Story: A Memoir is out now, via Penguin Ireland.
Here’s The Story tells the true rags-to -riches tale of the indomitable former Irish president who, during her inspirational political career, took on the paramilitaries and the patriarchy while interacting with Popes, the Paisleys and many more along the way.
Tracing her life from the streets of North Belfast to her two triumphant terms as our Head Of State, McAleese’s autobiography is ultimately a book about ambition and hope.
As expected from a woman who spent decades kicking against the pricks, McAleese pulls no punches when it comes to detailing her encounters with everyone from prime ministers to priests. In particular, her insights into both the Northern Irish Peace Process and her part in it are nothing short of fascinating.
Thanks to McAleese’s warm and witty writing style, Here’s The Story is an immensely readable effort from that rarest of figures – a politician you actually like and admire.