Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation

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Price
$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781984819802
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About the Author

Hannah Gadsby stopped stand-up comedy in its tracks with their multi-award-winning show Nanette, which played to sold-out houses in Australia, the UK, and New York. Its launch on Netflix, and subsequent Emmy and Peabody wins, took Nanette (and Hannah) to the world. Hannah's difficult second album (which was also their eleventh solo show) was named Douglas, after their dog. Hannah walked Douglas around the world, selling out and scoring another Emmy nomination. Before all of this, Hannah appeared as a character called Hannah in Please Like Me (Hulu) and toured their native Australia and the UK as a stand-up comedian. They made art documentaries and did plenty of other things over the course of more than a decade in comedy, but that will do for now.

Reviews

"For fans of Gadsby, [their] delivery on the page will delight just as it does on screen. [They] remain honest, with stories that draw laughter over situations that are always based in truth--harsh or otherwise."--Time

"Enthralling."--The Washington Post

"A joyful read . . . Gadsby's voice is intimate and close, and spending time with it is a lot like listening to a good friend relay a fascinating life story over a couple of pints at the bar."--Oprah Daily

"Similar to [their] 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)

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

"Consistently self-effacing and contemplative, Gadsby acknowledges that [their] unique brand of deadpan observational comedy isn't for everyone, especially since it often skewers 'the two most overly sensitive demographics the world has ever known: straight white cis men and self-righteous comedians'. . . A witty and provocatively written life story."--Kirkus Reviews