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Try Hard

Tales from the life of a needy overachiever
Narrated by: Em Rusciano
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
5 out of 5 stars (253 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Funny, feisty and fabulous, Em Rusciano's insights into her world of mayhem, marriage and motherhood are a laugh-out-loud, cry-out-loud balm for the soul.

From her exploits at the Miss Sheila Fancypants School of Dance and her efforts to secure a solo at her end-of-year performance to embracing the spotlight as an Australian Idol contestant and her deep and abiding love for John Farnham, Em Rusciano is a self-confessed bottomless pit of anxiety with a taste for glitter.

©2016 Em Rusciano (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Laugh & Cried

Thumbs up for me, this book is perfect for A audiobook as Em nailed it 👍 loved it and now can’t wait to see her live 💕 I could relate to everything she wrote 😀 brilliant 👌

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love love love this book.

Em you are such an amazing person. Thank you for sharing your life. Thank you for giving me the courage to seek help.

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Incredible

Loved it! Em is funny and brutally honest. I felt every emotion with her. Highly recommend

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HIGHLY RECCOMEND

Em is an absolute magician with her words. I laughed and cried with this book! Made it even better that Em narrated it. This book is a must read!!

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Try Hard...Fun-tastic!

Its a great story, truthful and entertaining. Em captures growing up in Melbourne perfectly and I would highly recommend Try Hard (perfect title).

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Bloody Fantastic!

This book is the most entertaining thing ever ! Em has such an amazing personality and i feel as if i know her personally after listening to this beautiful book !

The emotions are real and i laugh cried my whole way through it ! I personally believes Em Rusciano is our saviour dressed in glitter and drag makeup ! there is some amazing life advise in this book. It is so well put together and Em really knows how to paint a picture.

Thankyou for the giggles and tears Em - you have a beautiful soul. Thankyou for sharing it with the world, girls like me need amazing strong glittery women like you ! I one day hope to be half the mum you are !

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Loved It.

I'm in tears - happy and sad. What a great story. What a great person. Thank you very much for sharing.

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emotional Rollercoaster

I loved her energy narrating her story. I laughed, cried and cheered, she's amazing. thankyou!

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Incredible

Funny, witty, heartbreaking and just so beautifully honest. I didn't know much about Em Rusciano, hadn't heard her radio show or seen her perform, I've clearly been missing out.

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What a surprise!

Oh my goodness! My expectations weren’t what I would call high for this audio book, but in Em Rusciano’s words, I was a “d&$khead”.
A sensationally funny, turbulent and sometimes devastating truthful account of her life and experiences. Insightful, brutally honest and had me at the edge of my seat for the entire time.
Engaging, and a brilliant book.
Thank you for sharing part of you, with all of us.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-05-2018

You need Emelia Rusciano in your life!

This book was so beautiful, heartfelt, hilarious and gut-wrenchingly honest. I want to turn around and start it over - I weirdly feel like Em and I are best friends now and I need to give her a hug and a high-five and an all around “well done bitch”. This was amazing, thank you for laying yourself bare and sharing so much of your beautiful spirit!

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  • brittany lawrence
  • 04-12-2017

Em is queen!!

This book is so fabulously written AND narrated!! I love this woman! I went through every emotion listening to this and that doesn't happen often!! Would LOVE to see her stand up one day!!

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  • Conny T
  • 29-03-2018

Em an emotional rollercoaster

I enjoyed every funny, honest, moving moment of this book. I laughed, spluttered and sobbed. this is an upfront, raw emotional journey of a strong resiliant woman. thanks for sharing so much, you opened your heart and we felt it being torn in two.

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  • hannah jones
  • 21-11-2017

Amazing

she says what everyone else is thinking and feeling. very therapeutic and healing love Em so much