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  • Summary

  • Please note: contains strong language and adult content.

    ‘Getting lost to find yourself’ stories don’t often involve going to prison, unless you're award-winning comedian Angella Dravid. Love, Rock Bottom and other Triumphs is her story inspired by true events of a dorky teen who runs away from her dysfunctional family to marry her chat-room true love, almost 30 years her senior and living on the other side of the earth. BUT things get bad. Like, terrible. Yet, this is a surprisingly uplifting journey of finding yourself. Angella finds comedy in the darkest places and emerges as a warm, funny woman who has both a sharp and generous take on the systems and people who failed her.     

    Written and narrated by Angella and inspired by her own life story, this Audible Original podcast is produced by Piki Films.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. 

    ©2021 Piki Films Limited (P)2021 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.
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Episodes
  • Ep 1: Mind the Gap Year

    Sep 7 2021

    This used to be a story of regret, but now there's a punchline. Follow Angella as she runs away from home in New Zealand at 17, to meet her British husband to-be: 46 year old Gary.

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    16 mins
  • Ep 2: Something Old, Something New

    Sep 7 2021

    Angella gets her white, white wedding and finds bliss in the arms of her mother-in-law's handheld massager. 

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    20 mins
  • Ep 3: Jesus Is My Stepdad

    Sep 7 2021

    Flashback! Angella reminisces about her childhood in New Zealand where Angella’s mother cheats on her father with Jesus Christ, and young Angella starts to believe in tough love....

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    21 mins

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Captivating story!

Thoroughly enjoyed Angella's story. Binge-listened all episodes one after the other as well as the Q&A at the end which nicely tied up the story. Hope there is more....

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Great podcast series

This was a great podcast, entertaining funny and the same time slightly concerning. definitely recommend

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Great listen

I absolutely ripped through this podcast - I just kept wanting to know what happened next. What a story - told with humour and balanced reflections. Great listen.

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Binge-listen ASAP

Loved every minute. I listened to every episode back-to-back because I needed to know what happened next.

Endearing, funny, heartbreaking, engrossing. Angella is so enjoyable to listen to. Perfectly written, edited and produced. A++++

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Absolutely riveting

I listened to Angella's story right through and then couldn't stop thinking about what happened to her for days afterwards.
I can't say anything about the details without potentially detracting from the story that Angella tells so much better. I highly recommend this story and also recommend that you listen right through to the end before you decide that you know what it's about.
Thank you Angella for trusting the audience and telling your story with such an open heart.

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To the amazing Angella Dravid. I love you!!!

this story is fucking amazing. I love Angella dravid so much. I've been following your comedy journey and I think you're so fucking funny and I love this audio book. you are so Inspiring and this story was so beautifully written. love you so much angella dravid!!! you rock.

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Can't stop thinking about this story

I started this expecting a light teenage rom-com, straight away realising it was so much more.
It's shocking how different things were not so many years ago.

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  • Daniella Mai Gleeson
  • 09-09-2021

Hilarious and so very human.

I enjoyed this podcast very much. So deeply personal and told with great wit and levity.

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  • C. S. Thien
  • 27-09-2021

She's Getting the Last Laugh

I became acquainted with Angella Dravid through Taskmaster New Zealand. She was so delightful and fun, it is hard to believe the difficulties she endured in her youth.
Like they say in the Q&A, nowadays the results would probably be different. It is infuriating how a young girl was taken advantage of by a predatory older man, but she's made the best of it and has gotten through a stronger person.

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  • Teri L
  • 26-09-2021

Extreme Honesty & Beautifully Expressed

I loved this podcast and hated when the end came. I wanted to continue on an extended journey with Angella...she's amazing! I just really liked her perspective in sharing her experiences. Her ex-husband and the criminal justice failed her horribly...they didn't even try to get it right. The truth is, an upbeat or positive attitude in handling life's ups and downs...and a little ignorance during the process helps the pain of the downs not hurt so much. I hope she does further podcast and I would love to hear her comedy as well. All the best to Angella!

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  • SirayTheBatSergal
  • 25-09-2021

Hits Home

I grew up using the internet to cope and still often do. I ended up running away from home at 15 with a guy ten years my senior so a lot of the notes felt like myself with what happened with Angella. She says it in such a funny lighthearted way when it is reslly dark when you think about it. Which I find myself doing when I talk about ny past because if you do not include one liners and glitter people just get really sad when you don't really intend for that to happen. 😅

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  • KC Fleming
  • 19-09-2021

Thanks for the SMILES Ang.

A great listen if you're enjoying an afternoon in the kitchen or just putzing around the house.

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  • Peg Morrison
  • 19-09-2021

Funny and Inspiring

Angella shares her journey with wit and courage. I laughed out loud many times. Would love to have coffee with her.

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  • Jaime Coniglio
  • 13-09-2021

Amazing Listen!

Story and Performance are both excellent! So inspiring to see that such an experience can be looked back on with so much honesty and humor.

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  • Milton Carl
  • 12-09-2021

Wonderful!

What an epic tale! I’m slightly older than she is, and I cannot believe the injustice she was handed. The punchlines are earned. Stay for the questions!

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  • 12-09-2021

interesting

this woman's life story is very interesting. looks like one episode (episode 6) is missing.

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  • Mikey Lee
  • 12-09-2021

She's so cool.

I love that she's telling her story, it means a lot to me. Her and I have a lot in common :) Angella was also amazing on Task Master, NZ! Sending love all the way from Las Vegas.

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  • Samantha
  • 13-09-2021

Brilliant

Binged all the eps in one sitting and felt a lot of emotions all the way through. Amazing story.

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  • Eva
  • 12-09-2021

A surprising story from Taskmaster NZ comedian

I know of Angella from her quirk task completions in New Zealand Taskmaster.

A down to earth retelling of a surprising, sometimes sad, story. Although a podcast series I listened to most of it all in one go.

Definitely didn't expect where she started her comedy. Well worth a listen!

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  • 11-09-2021

The podcast equivalent of a page-turner

Wow, what a compelling and beautifully told story. I listened to the whole series in one sitting because it was so gripping. A really life-affirming and emotional tale.

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  • Ingrid
  • 11-09-2021

An audible page turner

A continously surprising and sometimes shocking tale that's narrated with the gentle calm only the protagonist could have. A binge worthy listen featuring the internet, love, prison and redemption.

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