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Love, Rock Bottom and Other Triumphs

By: Angella Dravid,Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu
Narrated by: Angella Dravid
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  • 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 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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brilliant 👏

I loved the podcast format, felt like a series of conversations with a friend recounting a personal story. Such an interesting story and although quite serious and at times very sad, I came away having laughed and feeling moved.

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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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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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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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Funny and shocking as hell

Can't praise this highly enough. Love Angell's stand up, and had no idea she had this kind of twisted, incredible, thought provoking story in her past. So worth listening to, not for kids, but play it to your teens, especially the girls. Brilliant. She fully deserves all the stars.

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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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Angella is hillarious! Highly recommended

Love, Rock Bottom and Other Triumphs is a fascinating story from a very funny woman. Definitely worth a listen!

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Great story. Great entertainment.

One of those real life stories where you cant make up this ship*. Really enjoyed it and highly recommend.

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