Books

  • Hooliganism

    Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 1 2013
    Print length ‏ : ‎ 224 pages

    HOOLIGANISM is an anthology of Mike Houlihan’s best columns from The Irish American News, with additional material from the Chicago Tribune Magazine, and Chicago Public Radio. The anthology covers the very best of Mike’s stories from 1993-2008, featuring the same friendly style that the Chicago Tribune called, “A natural storyteller’s flair.” Mike’s no holds barred take on life has entertained as well as outraged readers of the Irish newspaper.

  • More Hooliganism Stories

    Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 13, 2014
    Print length ‏ : ‎ 266 pages

    The sequel to Houlihan’s “Hooliganism”, this new book features Houlihan’s columns from the last six years as well as a foreword written by former 19th Ward Alderman and Cook County Sheriff Mike Sheahan.

    Once again the book’s cover employs the deceptive photo of a much slimmer Houlihan from the year 2000 which triggers hot flashes and drives many women into menopause. The author has been heard to remark, “Yeah, that’s my First Holy Communion picture!”

  • Chicago Irish Mythology – Volume 3

    Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 12, 2023
    Print length ‏ : ‎ 180 pages

    The latest stories from celebrated writer Mike “Houli” Houlihan with brand new stories from The Irish Echo & Irish American News.

  • Nothin’s On The Square

    82 Days on the Mayoral Campaign Trail, Making History in Chicago 2015

    Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 10, 2017
    Print length ‏ : ‎ 160 pages

    No rules apply here, “nothin’s on the square”, and the game is rigged from the get-go. Join “Houli” as he signs on as campaign advisor and takes you with him through the windy city in a battle for the soul of Chicagoland, a thrill ride for political junkies that takes you from lonely empty candidate forums to barnstorming corned beef and cabbage bashes to the pinnacle of Chicago politics.

    Houlihan peels off the days of the calendar with daily body counts from the blood soaked streets of the ghetto and puts you in the smoke filled rooms with the back stabbing blowhards, fakers and Friars gobbling at the trough to get their piece of the pie, personifying the old Chicago motto of “Ubi Est Mea”, where is mine?