Przemek Kolasinski Depicts Ireland Living through the Eyes of One Man

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Compelling new book shares author’s personal experiences of Polish life in Ireland

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Insightful and filled with perspective, this book reveals one man’s personal experience and views about Ireland. In this riveting page-turner, author Przemek Kolasinski presents his colorful depiction of this country in a deeply subjective manner. Stimulating and engaging, What I Got from Ireland creatively describes the people, places and events encountered by a keen and meticulous observer. Also, etched within the pages of this book is the comparison between two closely-resembling cultures that co-exist within the land, the Irish and the Poles.

All of the locations mentioned in this selection were personally visited by the author and the contributed stories were from his close acquaintances and friends, for whom Kolasinski knows by first and last names. This book is, the author highly emphasizes, not a guide of Ireland. Rather it is a mere portrayal of his journey, perceived by his own senses, and processed by his own mind. Nonetheless, the world featured here is real, shown with a little dose of sarcasm that blends well with the some hilarious and bizarre situations and events.

As readers will browse through the exhilarating pages of What I Got from Ireland, they will inevitably feel the energies of the vivacious characters, as well as watch vividly the painted images of breathtaking locations in their imaginative mind’s eye, hence allowing them to travel, without leaving the comforts of their own homes. They will also get an up-close and personal glimpse of the situations of the Poles living in Ireland, along with the ambiguities of their everyday life filled with joy and sorrow, triumphs and tragedies, pleasures and pains as opposed to the stereotypical presentations by the Polish media.

Engaging, this intellectual, entertaining and beautifully-crafted literary masterpiece is indeed one’s front-row-seat ticket to an exciting journey, through the eyes of an articulate writer, a talented humorist and a gifted artist of life.

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About the Author
Przemyslaw Kolasinski, (born in 1973) is a publicist, journalist, lecturer and researcher. Kolasinski is also the author of the book: “Male, Macho, Milksop. The view of Man in Polish Contemporary Culture” (“Samiec, macho, pantoflarz. Wizerunek mężczyzny w kulturze polskiej”). He has been living in Dublin since 2007. His articles can be found on the Polonia websites:, He is an enthusiastic patron of Irish pubs and great fan of Celtic Princesses.

What I got from Ireland? * by Przemek Kolasinski
Publication Date: July 9, 2012
Picture Book; £24.99; 100 pages; 978-1-4771-1296-0
Picture Book Hardcover; £34.99; 100 pages; 978-1-4771-1297-7
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4771-1298-4

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