If you grow up in a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for a mental breakdown, and women over size zero are encouraged to shoot themselves (immediately), what the hell do you do if you're, gasp.... disabled?
Whatever body you're born into, the pressure to be normal is everywhere. But have you ever met a normal person? What do they look like? Where do they live? What do they eat for breakfast? And what the **** does normal mean anyway?
This is the award-winning wobbly comedian Francesca Martinez's funny, personal, and universal story of how she learned to stick two shaky fingers up to the crazy expectations of a world obsessed with being 'normal'.
©2014 Francesca Martinez (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks
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"The listen of a lifetime!"
I have listened to many books on audible but never one that has made me both laugh & cry so much in equal measure. A brilliantly funny book overflowing with poignant moments & hilarious observations about life. This is a must read/listen for everyone of all ages.
An life-affirming, funny and passionate book that will get you thinking. Francesca puts her amazing family at the heart of it and their being so very cool has certainly rubbed off on her too.
such a brilliant book and a wonderful lady. give it a listen. well worth it.
"Autobiography is inherently self-obsessed, but..."
...this author just comes across as annoyingly smug and egotistical, even for a comedian. I enjoyed her stand up set, and she is talented and funny, but I just couldn't get through this.
"beautiful, enlightening, inspiring....just fab!"
Has a bit of a wobbly start but then becomes laugh out loud funny. especially loved chapter 13. Cant wait to listen to francescas next book.
I loved this book and the general summaries that Francesca writes / reads at the end - that apply to anyone's life - were so well thought out and written, that I will definitely listen to them again.
"fantastic inspiration, deal with it"
fantastic inspiration, deal with it
don't just take what life throws at you, throw something back
This is an awesome book. Hilariously funny, so relateable, and possibly some of the wisest words I've ever heard.
"Funny and deeply human"
The observation of human character is funny and very human.
The kick in the teeth for the reader after the first love affair.
meeting with David Bowie...
I did listen to this at one sitting as I was working and stopped occasionally to re-listen to sections if I'd dropped out of concentration.
I've listened to a few autobiographies of comedian and this ranks with the best of them.
"Great audio book from Francesca"
Funny, heart warming, family
Francesca's warm, humorous personality shines through in this. Her family are her rock and that is clear all the way through the audio.
A few of the school tales made me laugh.
When her grandfather died.
The is a funny book, and Francesca narrates well.
Def worth a listen if you are a fan.
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