A comic book character is born, the youngest of sixteen, into a war torn country. Facing extreme brutality at school and on the streets, not to mention the oppression of the Catholic Church, he finds music.
One minute you are sniffing the top of your baby's delicious new born head, lost in a soft velvety world of endless love and the next you are receiving the full force of a self-righteous teenage meltdown. There are 1001 things you don't know about teenage girls until you live them.
The book imagines what our education system might look like without the Leaving Cert and the CAO system. It considers the type of learning that might happen in our classrooms without the demands of a single set of high-stakes exams. It suggests that our students and our broader society might be more fulfilled and safer as a result.
In his widely anticipated memoir, Ai Weiwei - one of the world's most famous artists and activists - tells a century-long epic tale of China through the story of his own extraordinary life and the legacy of his father, Ai Qing, the nation's most celebrated poet.