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Modest Proposal: Only the Foreign-Born for President

Chicago Tribune, February 10, 2016


Literary Financial Literacy

(reviewing John Lanchester, I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay (2010), Capital: A Novel (2012), and How To Speak Money: What the Money People Say – and What It Really Means (2014))

The New Rambler Review, January 6, 2016


Portfolio of Eloquence

(reviewing Frank O’Connor, The Best of Frank O’Connor (2009) (Julian Barnes ed.))

Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2009


In Search of the Classic Irish Pub
(reviewing Bill Barich, A Pint of Plain (2009))

Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2009


Behind the Green Veil

(reviewing Richard Tillinghast, Finding Ireland (2008))

Wall Street Journal, January 2, 2009


A Postmodern St. Patrick’s Day

Chicago Tribune, March 9, 2008


Burning Bright: How the Celtic Tiger Proved the Begrudgers Wrong

(reviewing R.F. Foster, Luck and the Irish (2008))

Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2008


A Gentleman’s Day Out in London Town, August 22, 2006


An Irish Freshman Adapts to Dorm Life

Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2007



(reviewing Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men (2006))

Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2007

Relegating the Twelfth Man

Chicago Tribune, July 12, 2006

Writer’s Block

(reviewing Alan Furst, The Foreign Correspondent (2006))

Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2006


Go, Azertyuiop! Racing Season Among the Irish

(reviewing Bill Barich, A Fine Place to Daydream (2006))

Wall Street Journal, March 11, 2006

A Ward-Heeler’s Bruising Path

(reviewing Thomas Fleming, Mysteries of My Father (2005))

Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2005 

Immigration Process Leaves a Harsh Imprint

Christian Science Monitor, December 29, 2004


Memories of Erin

(reviewing Benedict Kiely, The Collected Stories of Benedict Kiely (2003))

Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2004

The Bejaysus Factory

Wall Street Journal, December 13, 2002

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