The Audacity: Why Being Too Much Is Exactly Enough (Hardback)Katherine Ryan (author)
Sparkling with insight and its titular audacity, Katherine Ryan’s memoir charts her path to comedy stardom through a wealth of observations about life that are as perceptive as they are hilarious.
From the star of The Duchess and the host of Telling Everybody Everything, the debut book from superstar comedian Katherine Ryan.
'While I've been very blessed to have worked in comedy for over a decade, The Audacity gives me the opportunity to connect with people more fully and honestly than a panel show allows. I've learned to be a sharp-shooter on stage, but there are so many stories that I'm eager to tell in more sincere, longer form. I hope it gives people a laugh, an insight, and hopefully some encouragement on how to live their most fulfilled, authentic lives.'
Detailing Katherine's journey from a naive ex-Hooters waitress fresh off the boat from Canada to comedy megastar, chapters will cover How to Potty Train Your Baby at 10 Months, How to Cut Off Your Racist Aunties, How to Marry Your High School Boyfriend and How to Co-Parent when you're a Single Mum. The Audacity combines Katherine's unerring ear for the perfect line with the warmth, compassion and hard-won wisdom that makes up a life on and off stage.
Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 588 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm
Outrageously brilliant! Katherine's straight-talking, no-nonsense book is the honesty we all need. I'm buying this for all my friends * Laura Whitmore *
Like Katherine, this book is witty as hell, sharp as a razor and yet still sensitive, insightful and kind * Tom Allen *
Wildly readable... Tremendous * The Times *
Massively recommend... I laughed, cried a little and ended up feeling proud to be a strange, small-town sister * Scarlett Moffatt *
Katherine is one of the smartest, funniest voices in comedy... an icon of our time. This book is absolutely hilarious, deeply insightful and truly original. You will love and devour The Audacity * Lou Sanders *
Like Katherine Ryan herself, The Audacity is hilarious, sharp and brilliantly honest * Josh Widdicombe *
The Audacity is exhilarating - fierce, funny and brilliantly written, but there is so much tenderness, honesty and generosity too * Daisy Buchanan *
There is nothing more powerful and dick shrivelling than an audaciously liberated woman living her truth. This book feels like a hilarious and comforting hug from your best friend * Grace Campbell *
Frank and funny... a laugh-out-loud read packed full of warmth * Red magazine *
Insightful... with unwavering honesty and hilarious observations. A thoroughly enjoyable read that sparkles with wit, warmth and wisdom. * Woman's Own *
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“A treat for her fans and for some new fans”
Funny as well as awe inspiring. This is learning through the experiance of others. Not quite a self help but definitly entertaining, this is filled with experiances that show a completely different side to Katherine... More
“I loved this so much!!!”
What a book! :) I absolutely loved it! I laughed, cried, felt hopeful for her and for my own future. I found her writing such a joy to read and follow and I genuinely didn't want it to end. It was actually really... More
“Hilarity to the max”
This book was really brilliant, I am not one to usually enjoy autobiographies but this one has really set the standard. Katherine's personality is infectious, truly making you chuckle as you read along.
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