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Publisher's Summary

Written with her trademark deadpan humour, Urzila's memoir is full of great stories about both the big things in life and the little things. 

Urzila's accidental beginning in stand-up has led to an incredibly successful career in comedy, with regular gigs on television as well as sell-out shows in comedy festivals across New Zealand and Australia. 

But life hasn't always been a bundle of laughs. Urzila talks candidly about her childhood with a great family, apart from her abusive dad, and about growing up in South Africa. She shares crazy but true tales about her OE, her move to New Zealand, coming out, getting married and having children, and her life in comedy. 

This is a great listen from one of our most loved and most popular comedians. 

©2016 Urzila Carlson (P)2019 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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Love Urzila

I loved Urzila's story. It's inspiring on so many levels--from learning about life in South Africa to starting a new life in NZ, the way she got into stand up, finding love and starting a family--and laugh out loud funny, which is just what I needed. Chapter 21. Oh my God 😂😂😂 I also cried in parts. It's a wonderful listen. You have to listen 🙌 thank you for sharing your story 🙏

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Loved it!

Funny, and held my attention. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book!

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surprisingly inspiring

I came for the comedy and stayed for the interesting and inspiring live story. Thoroughly enjoyed the content and the performance.

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Blimmen terrific

This was a really good ‘read’.
Listened along while gardening and going for walks and felt like I was hearing stories from an old friend.

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Cant wait for the cricket game in the park.

Glad I got the audio because her voice, accent and delivery is more than half the enjoyment. Urzila has the enviable talent of being funny, vulnerable, smart and making you think she could be your best mate.

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Great story, even better narration

Loved every second of it. Chapter 21 is frikken' hilarious!! I kept having to play excerpts to my friends and family.

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pure gold full insight into love life and loss and delivered brilliantly will keep you entertained from start to finish

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Authentic, humble and hilarious all at once!

Authentic, humble and hilarious all at once! Would recommend it. We love her comedy.

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Urzila is funny, entertaining and compassionate. What a great well told story, .....narrated by the author herself !

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A Fantastic Read!

Loved this book! So funny and grounding. Can’t wait to actually go and see a show.

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Glad I heard this rather than read it

I couldn't have imagined how some of the Afrikaans words and names should sound so glad I heard them from Urzila, although she didnt sound as relaxed as she appears on stage. A fascinating story that taught me a lot about countries I haven't visited and lives so very different from mine.

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