Books by Michael Cassidy

The Longfellah’s Son: An Almost True Irish Story

(Published June 2017)


This is an Almost True Irish Story. Murphy was a child of the newly emerging 1950’s Irish middle class. He was raised in the environment of a conflicted marriage that never should have happened. While his privileged upbringing seemed idyllic to the outside world, his reality was starkly different. Life at home was always turbulent; he never knew what daily chaos would erupt.

More Almost True Irish  Stories

(To be published in 2019)


Although rarely mentioning Murphy by name, this sequel to The Longfellah’s Son: An Almost True Irish Story, mainly focuses on the author’s life after leaving Ireland. Stories are written in various locations around the world where the author has lived. They include New York, San Francisco, Costa Rica, Ireland, and the Philippines.

Outside Looking In

(To be published in 2022)


This book is taken from the author’s regular column at the multi-award winning newspaper, the Dumaguete MetroPost. These articles provide a unique and often humorous insight into a foreigner’s perspective on living in the Philippines. It covers many aspects of life in this unique country and it’s people who the author has clearly grown to love. Despite the occasional frustrations and confusions, the beautiful people of this vast country always compensate for fleeting shortcomings that challenge foreigners.

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