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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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Hilarious

Having Em read the book made it so much better. I laughed, I cried, I listened with such intent I’d sit in my garage after getting home, just to finish a chapter. Highly recommend it.

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most enjoyable book I have listened to in ages.

enjoyed this so much. very relatable. em is an inspiration and has some wise words.

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Amazing! Definitely something for everyone.

Loved this book with laughs and tears in equal measure.

Having Em read her own book and feel her emotion through her voice is an audiobook gift.

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awesome book. lots of laughs. a few tears

this was a great book. a couple of hard chapters. incredibly honest. very funny and just a little sad.

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  • Laura
  • Australia
  • 19-07-2018

From one overachiever to another

I laughed so hard I cried and then I really did cry. Real, relatable and riveting - I really enjoyed listening.

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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