NEIL JORDAN, Gabriel Byrne and Jim Sheridan are household names. Famous for all their film work, less is known about their road to success. These people, and many more appear in Break A Leg, Peter Sheridan’s new memoir based in the arts world of the ’70s and ’80s. And it makes for fascinating reading.
The book has been a long time coming. The last one, a novel, appeared back in 2003.
"After My Big Fat Love, I wanted to write my drinking story," says Sheridan.
"I haven’t touched a drink in 20 years. I made an attempt, and wrote 80,000 words. It took two years, but when I’d finished I felt, ‘it just doesn’t work’. It didn’t fly for me.