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Publisher's Summary

Includes a foreword by Chrissie Swan.

Joel Creasey gave his first stand-up performance at 17. Now he's a comedy superstar, performing sell-out events in Australia and around the world. Even the late, great Joan Rivers was a fan, inviting him to open for her last Broadway shows.

From his school days and growing up gay in suburban Australia to meeting his idols and what life is like on the road now, Thirsty is full of his most hilarious, heartbreaking, outrageous, scandalous, incredible and most personal stories.

©2017 Joel Creasey (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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I loved it

I hesitated over buying this audiobook, thinking that it could be a tirade of gen Y.self indulgence. However, safe in the knowledge that Audible would let me return the book if it was too dreadful, I submitted to temptation. Joel is a fabulous raconteur. His stories were so engaging and so delightful. They comprised drama, introspection and huge doses of self-deprecating humour. He does metaphorically lampoon others in the course of the narrative, but this never seemed particularly unkind, and he sends himself up more than anyone. Certain vignettes were absolute standouts during the course of his narration. In particular, the story he relates of one of his first public performances in grade 4 standing in front of the class while using his grandmother's fur stole as a loincloth while singing a song from a popular musical, perhaps 'the lion king' was one such example. Clearly even at a tender age, this guy had star quality and had landed on his feet in this world. As well as delivering an entertaining narrative, this book was a glimpse into someone's world. Joel is obviously comfortable about talking about himself, but his observations regarding people and society go so much further without feeling ponderous, and made his story such an entertaining listen. When he advises listeners at the beginning of his story to "strap yourself in for the ride", as if anticipating a roller coaster, it is a bit like that. I took a chance on this audiobook, and was richly rewarded. Joel delivers comedy in its most elegant form.

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Love, love, loved this book !!!

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to Joel in his own words tell of his family life, upbringing and career to date. I’ve been lucky enough to have been to one of his live performances, my jaw was aching from laughing so much... Continue writing Joel, continue performing and making us laugh in what can sometimes be a cruel world!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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Loved it!

Great listen! Entertaining, funny and honest. I knew it would be great especially with Joel narrating it himself. Thanks!

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comically classy and cadid. told by Joel himself.

comically classy and cadid. told by Joel himself. eventful background in such very short time

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BRILLIANT!!!

Joel was always someone who I thought was funny but picked this up on a whim. I can say this is one of the FUNNIEST memoirs I have ever read & Joel's narration made it all the more amazing! Such a fun listen!

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Honest and truly funny

Wow what a read (listen)! After finishing Jimmy Barnes' Working Class boy and being taken through the truly heartbreaking and mortifying childhood he had, Joel's story was so refreshing and light hearted. Joel is absolutely, unapologetically himself in this book and it was great hearing of his lovely, privileged upbringing. His kind heart shines through and his ability to find the humour in all things is inspiring and bloody entertaining. Joel, I'm sure you are scrolling through the reviews on an almost daily basis and babes, well done, well done!

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Absolutely brilliant.

Devastated that it had to end. Great insight into Joels life in between the laughs.

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Love Laugh Lollies

Fabulous tales told by a magnificent boy/man Joel so open and so many legendary moments

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Easy listen that everyone can relate to in parts.

Funny biography. I like that it was read by the author - easy listen but loses points on the pretty terrible sound quality. Sounds like it was recorded in a badly constructed studio.

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Fabulous!

It was lovely to relive your journey so far, Joel. Couldn't stop listening! Highly recommended.

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  • Ian Hutchinson
  • 07-12-2017

Best Comedy Life Story Ever Written!

Joel’s comedy prowess is far beyond his years. Almost every line in this book has a laugh or giggle in it - masterful! I’m not even gay but loved loved loved his brutally full frontal self deprecating assault on back door humor. Unashamedly vulnerable about weakness and unashamedly boastful about his strengths - this journey of only 27 years never gives up. Hurry up and turn 50 Joel as I can’t wait for the next edition (although that would be many years of Botox). Well done Australian super hero for the next generation!

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  • The Admiral
  • 05-11-2020

Funny as

From start to finish this is entertaining and funny. I've read the hard copy book and it was also funny but hearing Joel read his story makes it even funnier. Definitely do yourself a favour and listen to Joel Creasy read his own story. Just don't stand near him if there is a bull nearby. ;)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-2019

Amazing!

Hearing Joel read the book to me made it better than reading it to myself! 😊

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  • Miareadsbooks
  • 08-05-2018

Prepare to laugh inappropriately loud in public!

There's much to say about Joel Creasy and his charming, mostly endearing but fabulously funny stand up style and he's captured this brilliantly in this book as both story teller and narrator. I couldn't imagine anyone other than Joel telling this story and he does it in a way that captures his audience and pulls them in for the crazy ride that is his life. A fun listen that'll have you laughing inappropriately in public and loving every minute of it.

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  • Rashad M
  • 21-03-2018

Great listen

A great read and a great performance by Joel Creasy. He a hilarious comedian and I wish him continued and greater success (if for no other reason than I want to see more of him, he's quite easy on the eyes)

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