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SENTIMENTAL GARBAGE WITH SPECIAL GUEST LOUISE O'NEILL

RIVER LEE HOTEL

Friday, October 11, 2019

7:30 pm

Tickets €8 + booking

Sentimental Garbage is the award-nominated book podcast from author and journalist Caroline O'Donoghue, and loosely defines itself as being about "the chick-lit that made us who we are". It's essentially a book club podcast that talks about the commercial, often-dismissed, so-called "trashy" books that commonly get movie adaptations but rarely receive actual critical commentary. " O’Donoghue’s thesis is that because of sexism and marketing, the stories women write that are branded under chick-lit are lost to mainstream readers and undervalued critically because of their focus on female experience. With humour, pace and sharp analysis, it ricochets from serious conversations about feminism to amusement at wild plots and stark perspective-checks at how readers grow between each time we visit a book, and how culture changes around it too." - Irish Times