AVAILABLE SOON: Chicago Irish Mythology

“Set them up for this garrulous giant of Irish American letters for in truth Houli’s a keeper of the flame, a raucous, rollicking, rip-roaring, roll-up-your-sleeves-and-put-up-your-doots, Whitman-for-the-wee-man poet who never met a lonely heart he didn’t embrace or a lost cause he didn’t cheer. He has lit up the pages of the Irish Echo like a petrol bomb; long may his gorgeous prose illuminate the Windy City for our readers”
Mairtin O Muilleoir – Publisher, Irish Echo

“There is only one Mike Houlihan and though he has artfully and energetically and successfully tackled many artistic endeavors — actor, producer, filmmaker — it is as a writer that he achieves what is not only the top of his game but also gives joy to his readers. This latest gathering of stories is firmly focused on people and through this wild and wonderful crowd he manages to get the heart of our shared humanity”
Rick Kogan – Chicago Tribune

Thanks for your interest in CHICAGO IRISH MYTHOLOGY by Mike Houlihan. Our printers are telling us this new book will be ready to ship by St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. So please check back to purchase this latest book, and in the meantime here are links to three of my other books, all of them classics!
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NOTHIN’S ON THE SQUARE tells the story of 82 days on the 2015 mayoral campaign trail, making history In Chicago with Chuy Garcia vs Rahm Emanuel. Mike Houlihan tries cashing in on a losing ticket, before redemption kicks in way too late in the game.

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Critics Rave for NOTHIN’S ON THE SQUARE!

Good read by a great storyteller. Houli knows what he’s doing. This is a very good book. It was fascinating, you have to know about this book. He tells everything! He pisses people off that are friends of mine…and his! The stuff Houlihan puts out in the book, you can see how campaigns actually work. He’s an expert at that. I want you to go buy this book!


John Kass of Chicago Tribune/WGN Radio

A deep dive into the wicked and wacky world of Chicago politics with a man who knows the score. An incisive, rollicking, intimate trip. Mike Houlihan is a raconteur of the first order. This is a remarkably tough look at his involvement in the last mayoral election. He minces no words here… taking on politicians, media types, and a lot of other folks. This is a unique and essential Chicago book.

Rick Kogan-Chicago Tribune/WGN Radio

Just a fun, rollicking ride of a book, which says a lot about Chicago politics. For someone who doesn’t live and breathe and follow politics it’s an excellent kind of primer,.. virtually no one is unscathed in this thing, I laughed when I first read it. It’s all about the various deals and side deals plus elements of a political campaign and of a street campaign. This is a good way to get into what politics IS, and how it’s still played and how it has always been played. It’s such a great inside look of truly how a campaign runs and how the campaign operatives are and the personalities that are involved.

Rick Pearson-Chicago Tribune/WGN Radio

A book that crystallizes Chicago politics. I couldn’t put it down. Get your hands on this if you want a real blow-by-blow look at Chicago politics A book that I absolutely adore, it’s Chicago politics at its finest. A book that I love. A brilliant and fun look at Chicago politics.

Former Congressman Joe Walsh-AM 560