Made in Scot­land

RTÉ Guide - - Books - by Billy Con­nolly

(BBC Books)

The Big Yin goes back to the coal­face of his Glaswe­gian child­hood and trav­els across the ‘wee coun­try’ to knit a me­moir of sorts that tells of com­edy and ad­ven­ture and colour­ful char­ac­ters in a city and coun­try that has changed ut­terly. “Glas­gow used to be a black city…” and now “it looks like a wa­ter­colour” he writes, but this is no mis­ery me­moir. “I’ve al­ways hated that shite ‘woe-is-me’ style of writ­ing” he writes. Rather, this is the ac­count of “an an­thro­po­log­i­cal rar­ity, a Glaswe­gian who is a nat­u­ral op­ti­mist.”

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