If you grow up in a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for a mental breakdown, and women over size zero are encouraged to shoot themselves (immediately), what the hell do you do if you're, gasp.... disabled?
Whatever body you're born into, the pressure to be normal is everywhere. But have you ever met a normal person? What do they look like? Where do they live? What do they eat for breakfast? And what the **** does normal mean anyway?
This is the award-winning wobbly comedian Francesca Martinez's funny, personal, and universal story of how she learned to stick two shaky fingers up to the crazy expectations of a world obsessed with being 'normal'.
©2014 Francesca Martinez (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks
I have listened to many books on audible but never one that has made me both laugh & cry so much in equal measure. A brilliantly funny book overflowing with poignant moments & hilarious observations about life. This is a must read/listen for everyone of all ages.
An life-affirming, funny and passionate book that will get you thinking. Francesca puts her amazing family at the heart of it and their being so very cool has certainly rubbed off on her too.
The observation of human character is funny and very human.
The kick in the teeth for the reader after the first love affair.
meeting with David Bowie...
I did listen to this at one sitting as I was working and stopped occasionally to re-listen to sections if I'd dropped out of concentration.
I've listened to a few autobiographies of comedian and this ranks with the best of them.
Funny, heart warming, family
Francesca's warm, humorous personality shines through in this. Her family are her rock and that is clear all the way through the audio.
A few of the school tales made me laugh.
When her grandfather died.
The is a funny book, and Francesca narrates well.
Def worth a listen if you are a fan.
a funny honest biography of Francesscas life from birth to ..well now
made me smile !
Hearing Francesca describe her life and loves so far
It opened my eyes to a different way of seeing the world
She adds timing and emotions to an excellent read
I felt invigorating
I would also recommend seeing her perform live if you get the chance.
A powerful and beautiful account of Francesca's life so far. It manages to be part biography and part self help book as Francesca comes to term with who she is and her place in the world, and there are lessons everyone can take from this. I found this book moving, profound and deeply helpful. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
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