Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation (Hardback)
  • Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation (Hardback)
  • Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation (Hardback)
  • Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation (Hardback)
  • Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation (Hardback)
  • Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation (Hardback)
  • Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation (Hardback)
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Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages
Published: 29/03/2022
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Waterstones Says

The groundbreaking Australian comedian relates how she created the acclaimed stand-up show Nanette, expanding on how her queer identity and diagnoses of ADHD and autism influenced her unique approach to her material.

Hannah Gadsby's unique stand-up special Nanette was a viral success that left audiences captivated by her blistering honesty and her ability to create both tension and laughter in a single moment. But while her worldwide fame might have looked like an overnight sensation, her path from open mic to the global stage was hard-fought and anything but linear.

Ten Steps to Nanette traces Gadsby's growth as a queer person from Tasmania - where homosexuality was illegal until 1997 - to her ever-evolving relationship with comedy, to her struggle with late-in-life diagnoses of autism and ADHD, and finally to the backbone of Nanette - the renouncement of self-deprecation, the rejection of misogyny and the moral significance of truth-telling.

Equal parts harrowing and hilarious, Ten Steps to Nanette continues Gadsby's tradition of confounding expectations and norms, properly introducing us to one of the most explosive, formative voices of our time.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781911630234
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 602 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 28 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

As a document of what can happen when a different kind of voice seizes the conversation, Ten Steps to Nanette shows Gadsby taking control of the page along with the stage. - Sunday Times

A serious book about comedy...there is real merit in this deep exploration of a complex work and its creator - Irish Times

Here, she reveals the winding road that led her [to Nanette]...with her unique mix of humour and fury - Stylist

In this stunning debut, Emmy Award-winning comedian Gadsby guides readers on a tour of her life that's every bit as intimate, gutting,and untidy as the performance referenced in the title...[a] stirring tale of resilience. - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Similar to her groundbreaking comedy specials Douglas and Nanette, Gadsby's memoir reads like a conversation with a longtime friend...A can't-miss memoir that will make readers laugh, cry, and everything in between - Library Journal (starred review)

A witty and provocatively written life story - Kirkus Reviews

Hannah is a Promethean force, a revolutionary talent... This hilarious, touching, and sometimes tragic book is all about where her fires were lit. - Emma Thompson

As uproariously funny as it is profoundly furious. - New Yorker on NANETTE

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Lizzie | @littlehux

“A book I think about constantly”

I truly think it’s an absolutely essential book. Gadsby is as insightful and brilliant in prose as in her stand up. I cried, several times, not just at the sad bits but at the way she articulates aspects of the... More

Paperback edition
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“Moving and profound”

I really enjoyed Nanette and found it incredible, very moving and relevant. The book is a beautiful companion. It takes a deeper look into Hannah's life and how she came to write the show. It was incredibly sad... More

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