'Nothing turns out as you plan, I guess; but I often think if I'd gone to a fortune teller when I was at school and been told I'd marry a guy who makes false teeth, move to Alice Springs, have five kids and become a standup comedian; well, I would have been surprised to say the least.'
Fiona O Loughlin is certainly the funniest (and possibly one of the busiest) working mothers in Australia today: a stand-up comedian based in Alice Springs and Adelaide, she is on the road for most of the year, doing live performances, plus regular television appearances. Fiona has also had successful shows at the Edinburgh and Adelaide fringe festivals, the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
This book contains her stories funny and sometimes sad about her upbringing as part of a large Irish-Catholic family on a wheat farm in South Australia, her chaotic and disorganised family life ever since, living in Alice Springs and making it as a stand-up comedian. She also talks of a darker side of the life of many performers alcohol.
This book is for anyone who likes to laugh (and cry), who wants to read about a woman living her life on her terms.
About the Author
Fiona O'Loughlin is the funniest working mother in Australia today: a standup comedian based in Alice Springs, she has also had successful shows at the Edinburgh and Adelaide fringe festivals, the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 30th April 2013
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1