‘The prospect of taking over the ‘Regarding Ireland’ column scared me witless. If they’d changed the title to ‘Regarding Reality TV’ or even ‘Regarding Róisín’, I might have been slightly more enthusiastic. But only slightly…’
Despite her initial reluctance, Róisín Ingle’s weekly column in The Irish Times Magazine has been enjoyed by thousands of readers over the last three years. In her disarmingly open style – always humorous, often deeply affecting – she muses on life, love and everything in between.
Collected together for the first time, the columns are accompanied by new writing in which she reflects on the death of her father, her failed marriage, her unlikely path into journalism and her long-standing love affair with Borza’s fish and chips. From her self-destructive years to her spiritual adventures to the summer she found love again in the middle of a Portadown riot, she writes about the journey so far with all the tenderness, humour and honesty her fans have come to expect.
Pieces of Me will stir, engage and delight readers who will often find their lives reflected back through her pen.