An Irishman Abroad

Marian Keyes (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 222

July 31, 2020

This week Marian Keyes joined Jarlath to tell her fascinating story of struggle, survival, laughter and resilience. Before she sold over 35 million books worldwide, Marian battled to come to terms with her alcoholism. She speaks to Jarlath about the change it sparked within her and the part a uniquely Irish fear played within it (7:00), while also revealing the surprising place where she realised other people found her funny (18:00).

 

This episode has everything from her thoughts on the frightening institutionalised sexism she has faced (5:00) to what upset her mother upon the release of her first book (25:00). Marian also questions the lingering understanding of mental illness as a failing on the part of the sufferer (41:00) and provides an astonishing insight into marriage and overcoming jealousy. 

 

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