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# book-extract - Last month October 2022

Davina McCall: All those menopause symptoms - it’s not your fault, it's the hormones
# World Menopause Day
# World Menopause Day

Davina McCall: All those menopause symptoms - it’s not your fault, it's the hormones

Updated Oct 18th 2022, 12:00 PM 35,675 Views 42 Comments

The TV presenter, campaigner and author shares an extract from her new book on menopause.

# book-extract - This year 2022

Extract: 'My mother was given a half hour’s notice to get me ready to have me taken from her'
# Institutional Abuse
# Institutional Abuse

Extract: 'My mother was given a half hour’s notice to get me ready to have me taken from her'

Jun 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 28,300 Views 10 Comments

In a new book on redress and Ireland’s institutions, Mary Harney tells her story of illegal adoption and the abuse and neglect that followed.

# book-extract - Last year 2021

Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'
# Book Extract
# Book Extract

Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 28,217 Views 7 Comments

The US writer, producer and director shares an extract from her new book, Face: One Square Foot of Skin in which she explores the pressure on women to maintain their youthful looks.

# book-extract - All time

'9 years at the top could make your head swell, but come the first session of the year, they’re nobodies'
# Humility
From The42
# Humility

'9 years at the top could make your head swell, but come the first session of the year, they’re nobodies'

Jul 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,685 Views 0 Comments

Read an extract from Relentless: The Inside Story of the Cork Ladies Footballers by Mary White.

'Our culture was still ingrained with the idea that Real Men don’t show their feelings'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'Our culture was still ingrained with the idea that Real Men don’t show their feelings'

Dec 31st 2019, 9:00 AM 9,775 Views 0 Comments

Former Liverpool star Robbie Fowler expresses regret about how Stan Collymore was treated during his time at Liverpool.

'I wasn’t brought up with any education in this area... Sex was rarely discussed'
# Issue
From The42
# Issue

'I wasn’t brought up with any education in this area... Sex was rarely discussed'

Dec 30th 2019, 8:00 AM 42,624 Views 20 Comments

In an extract from his award-winning book ‘Recovering,’ Richie Sadlier discusses the culture that existed among footballers as he was coming through the ranks.

'Sterling has an unshakable faith in God and in the fact that his own talent is God-given'
# Belief
From The42
# Belief

'Sterling has an unshakable faith in God and in the fact that his own talent is God-given'

Dec 24th 2019, 9:00 PM 12,301 Views 11 Comments

An extract from a new book explains how Pep Guardiola transformed the winger into a world-class star.

'My mobile started ringing. I recognised the dialling code:  +679. Fiji'
# Opportunity Knocks
From The42
# Opportunity Knocks

'My mobile started ringing. I recognised the dialling code: +679. Fiji'

Dec 27th 2018, 9:42 PM 117,256 Views 10 Comments

Ben Ryan describes the unusual events that led to a life-changing moment.

'I found myself at the heart of a new conflict: between Graeme Souness and myself'
# Trouble
From The42
# Trouble

'I found myself at the heart of a new conflict: between Graeme Souness and myself'

Dec 24th 2018, 9:00 AM 13,626 Views 7 Comments

In this extract from his autobiography, Bruce Grobbelaar recalls a difficult period for Liverpool in the early ’90s.

Opinion: 'Let go of the fantasy of being on top of things - those days are gone'
# Slow At Work
# Slow At Work

Opinion: 'Let go of the fantasy of being on top of things - those days are gone'

Jan 21st 2018, 3:00 PM 29,584 Views 22 Comments

I’m choosing my health and happiness and I’m leaving the cult of busyness, writes Aoife McElwain.

Declutter your friends: 'Trying to keep old friendships alive ties you to the past'
# Column
# Column

Declutter your friends: 'Trying to keep old friendships alive ties you to the past'

Jan 7th 2018, 3:00 PM 139,089 Views 40 Comments

If you’re not spending a lot of time together and don’t have much in common any more, it really is OK to let that friendship go, writes Gill Hasson.

Fertility treatment: 'There may be no happy ending, but we wouldn't change anything'
# Book Extract
# Book Extract

Fertility treatment: 'There may be no happy ending, but we wouldn't change anything'

Jul 30th 2017, 3:00 PM 7,496 Views 16 Comments

Sadly, science does not yet have all the answers, writes Professor Mary Wingfield.

'Declan Murphy dies in horror fall': The jockey writes about that fall, reading his own obituary and his long recovery
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

'Declan Murphy dies in horror fall': The jockey writes about that fall, reading his own obituary and his long recovery

Apr 30th 2017, 3:30 PM 1,621 Views 7 Comments

More than twenty years after his accident Murphy, who spent four days in a medically induced coma, decided to tell his story.

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa

Jan 3rd 2017, 6:30 PM 521 Views 5 Comments

His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America

Dec 30th 2016, 6:30 PM 507 Views 5 Comments

In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.

Boomtown Rats, condoms and unemployment: Memories of Dublin in the 70s and 80s
# Dublin Since 1922
# Dublin Since 1922

Boomtown Rats, condoms and unemployment: Memories of Dublin in the 70s and 80s

Nov 7th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,395 Views 10 Comments

Tim Carey writes about the 1970s and early 80s in this extract from his book, which is nominated in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

"Sackville Street was a scene of wreckage. The air still smelled of fire"
# Book Extract
# Book Extract

"Sackville Street was a scene of wreckage. The air still smelled of fire"

Mar 28th 2016, 8:00 PM 14,807 Views 1 Comment

Read an extract from the book here. We also have 10 copies of the book to give away.

'I will go at him with every strength and fibre of my being.'
# Money Talks
From The42
# Money Talks

'I will go at him with every strength and fibre of my being.'

Dec 30th 2015, 1:00 PM 10,562 Views 1 Comment

Floyd Mayweather rivalry with Diego Corrales was fuelled by mutual hatred – as explained in this extract from MONEY: The Life and Fast Times of Floyd Mayweather

My journey to complete an old Premier League sticker album
# Shinies
From The42
# Shinies

My journey to complete an old Premier League sticker album

Nov 20th 2013, 5:12 PM 4,748 Views 10 Comments

Adam Carroll-Smith found the 1996 book in his attic… with half a dozen stickers missing. Then the adventure started.

Extract: How it feels to wait for a heart transplant
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: How it feels to wait for a heart transplant

Jan 6th 2013, 7:30 PM 759 Views 31 Comments

John Healy, maitre d of RTÉ’s The Restaurant, recalls the stress of waiting for his life-saving heart transplant operation.