MARTHA LONG was born in Dublin, Ireland, in the 1950s and still lives there today. She is the author of seven Ma books recounting her life from decade to decade, all of which have been bestsellers in the UK and Ireland. She calls herself a "middle-aged matron" and has successfully reared three children.
"Dublin - in all its splendor and grit, poetry and profanity - is once again brought to life by Martha Long's irresistible voice. Her many trials and tribulations are no match for the fierce determination and wicked sense of humor she so deftly deploys. Brew up a strong pot of tea and get ready for a wild, often dark but always inspiring ride through 1960s Ireland." --Tom Deignan, Columnis, Irish Voice, and author of Irish Americans