Monday 20 November 2017

Former Garda Commissioner launches new Stefanie Preissner book in Nando's

Noirin O'Sulivan with author Stefanie Preissner at the launch her first book Why Can’t Everything Just Stay the Same? at Nando’s in Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron
Noirin O'Sulivan with author Stefanie Preissner at the launch her first book Why Can’t Everything Just Stay the Same? at Nando’s in Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron

Robin Schiller

The former Garda Commissioner has helped launch the book of screenwriter Stefanie Preissner in a Nando’s restaurant.

The book, ‘Why Can’t Everything Just Stay The Same’, was launched in the Nando’s restaurant on St Andrew’s Street this evening.

Among those who turned out for the launch were former Garda chief Noirin O’Sullivan, who last month retired from the force.

Ms O’Sullivan described how she received a letter from Stefanie Preissner last year, asking her to help with the launch of the book.

The idea stemmed from Stefanie’s dream of one day becoming Garda Commissioner.

"As everyone who has had the chance to read the book knows, Stef had a great desire, not just to join the guards but to go straight to the top and become Garda Commissioner.

"What I didn’t know, and what I didn’t get about marketing books- obviously it’s much better to have a used-to-be Garda Commissioner than have a real Garda Commissioner to launch a book," Ms O’Sullivan joked.

Stefanie is the creator of hit comedy-drama series Can’t Cope Won’t Cope – the show was originally commissioned by RTÉ and has since broadcast on BBC Three.

‘Why Can’t Everything Just Stay the Same?’ looks at the ways in which Stefanie’s life has changed since the days when she spent her evenings eating Coco Pops and watching Nickelodeon, including her behaviour on social media.

Alongside her career as a screenwriter and playwright, she has won several awards as an actor. She is currently working on a screenplay for Parallel Films with support from the Irish Film Board and developing a TV pilot with Channel 4.

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