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Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies

Narrated by: Kitty Flanagan
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
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Publisher's Summary

One of Australia’s favourite and most multitalented entertainers provides hilarious and honest life advice in this candid collection of cautionary tales. 

Kitty Flanagan has been locked in an industrial freezer in Western Australia and insulted about the size of her lady parts in Singapore and borne witness to the world’s most successful wife swap in suburban Sydney. It’s these valuable lessons from The University of Life that have taught her so many things, including the fact that cliches like ‘The University of Life’ are reeeally annoying. 

In these funny, true stories, Kitty provides advice you didn’t even know you needed. Useful tips on how not to get murdered while hitchhiking, how to break up with someone the wrong way and the right way, why it’s important to keep your top on while waitressing and why women between the ages of 37 and 42 should be banned from Internet dating. 

Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies is a collection of laugh-out-loud, cautionary tales from one of Australia’s favourite comedians.

©2018 Kitty Flanagan (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Dee
  • 17-08-2018

Funny AF!😂

Laughed almost the entire way through, had to skip back so many times as I was missing parts from laughing to hard. Fantastic read!

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Kitty, You Are A Hoot

Binge listened this audiobook as I just couldn’t stop laughing. Highly recommend this fantastic memoir.

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not great

I listen to this after her new book 488 rules for life, and turned out the jokes are all repeated and are the same :/

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Hilarious and highly recommended.

Loved this. So funny with Kitty Flanagan herself reading. Listened to it while doing my excruciatingly dull physio stretches and made them much easier to do.

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Equally as funny as 488 rules

Loved this book. Kitty's ability to tell a story is amazing. The best story was her 'saving the school choir'. Please write another one Kitty!

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Fabulous Comedy genius from Kitty

This is one of my go to listens in the last 6 months when I am having a hard day because within 10 minutes I am laughing and feeling better about the world. Kitty is an Australian legend of comedy and this novel is friggin hilarious. My friend and I at work continually quote bits of the narrative to each other much to our colleagues annoyance and we couldn’t give a hoot. Enjoy - it’s bloody brilliance.

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Loved it!

It was such a treat to have Kitty read me her story!

I laughed out (perhaps a little bit too) loud while on the elliptical trainer at the gym or while shopping for groceries

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I hope there’s more coming

Even if Kitty wasn’t a particularly good author(& I think she is) then she could read anybody else’s book instead of her own and still make it as riveting in my opinion. Her inflections and tonal variations punctuate the story perfectly in all the right places. I find her observations to all be amusingly true, much like her stand up style. I got this one after first listening to her 488 rules for life, loved that so I figured I’d enjoy this one too. Was not disappointed at all.

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This is Kitty at her finest!

This as a good book to read, but a great one to listen to. Hearing Kitty recite her experiences, life's lessons and those odd moments that seem to come her way was sheer delight. She's funny in that dry way we've seen her do and this book is full of it. Hearing her tell her stories, feels like you're having a catch up in the kitchen over a cuppa. Great fun and easy to listen to.

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brilliant

I have seen Kitty live. So very funny. Didn't get the a picture with her though. lol maybe next time

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  • Karen Shrimpton
  • 20-01-2020

Pure Gold

Bought it today. Listened to it in it's entirity today.

I didn't want it to end. Laughed so hard, so many times. Kitty, you are a funny, funny person and a joy to listen to.
Buy this book people. A whiff of fresh air in today's #lookatme bull#$it. Kitty has been there, done that, but more importantly, learnt from it .

I'll get my kids to heed this woman's wisdomic words of advice by replaying in the car audio during school drop offs.

They can thank me later.

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  • Ian Hutchinson
  • 07-11-2019

So engaging & entertaining I just couldn’t fall asleep - thanks Kitty!!!

I often use audio books to help me fall back to sleep in the middle of the night. But this book is one I definitely wouldn’t recommend for insomniacs! It’s too much fun and definitely won’t help you get more shut-eye. Entertaining and engaging at any time of the day or night Kitty shares her life’s trials and tribulations in a way only she can. Kitty reads/performs her own hilarious real-life stories right before your very ears. If this book is anything to go by, I can't wait to get Kitty's new book, 488 Rules for Life.

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  • Sharon Joyner
  • 12-02-2019

I looked a little strange!

I loved listening to this book. It was very funny & I could relate to a lot of it. I’m wondering what the people I passed in the street thought as I was laughing, out loud, as I went on my morning walk. Thanks Kitty for starting my day with a smile.