What I’m Reading: Maeve Higgins

Maeve Higgins, author of Maeve in America, shares three contemporary books that she's loved reading.

What I'm Reading: Maeve Higgins

At the age of thirty-one, Maeve Higgins—a bestselling memoirist and comedian in her native Ireland—decided to uproot herself and move to New York. In Maeve in America, she shares her immigration story through a series of hilarious yet truly poignant essays about life, love, and everything in between.

From groundbreaking poetry to essays that are both funny and informative, Maeve’s reading suggestions are contemporary gems that you won’t want to miss.

Watch the video below to see what books Maeve recommends we all dive into this year.

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MAEVE HIGGINS is a contributing writer for The New York Times and the host of the hit podcast Maeve in America: Immigration IRL. She is a comedian who has performed all over the world, including in her native Ireland, Edinburgh, Melbourne, and Erbil. Now based in New York, she cohosts Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk, both the podcast and the TV show on National Geographic, and has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer and on WNYC’s 2 Dope Queens.