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Description - The Lucy Family Alphabet by Judith Lucy

Judith Lucy has always used stories about her extraordinary family as material for her one-woman shows. Her mother was afraid of water and shampoo, ate only cream-cheese and raspberry cordial, and refused to let Judith go swimming or turn off any appliances. Her father wore makeup, loved car crashes and pretended to be retarded to get into the football for free. And that was before she discovered she was adopted. At the age of 25. On Christmas Day. When her sister-in-law told her. Her childhood fantasy that these crazy people were not really her parents had actually come true! They weren't! But a fantasy for a child can be a nightmare for an adult, and this revelation left Lucy with some life-changing questions - not just "Why didn't you mention it before now?", but "Who are my parents, then?" and as a result, "Who am I?" From 'A is for Adoption' to 'Z is for Zorba', this extremely funny and ruthlessly honest tribute exposes the lunatics who gave Judith Lucy a hair-raising upbringing, and also a career.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143010623
ISBN-10: 014301062X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 131mm x 22mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Judith Lucy

Judith Lucy is a local funny lady who has whored herself out to any medium that would have her, including radio (the less said about that the better) and film (most recently she was the racist in The Sapphires). She is probably best known as a stand-up comedian who has hauled her sorry arse around the country, and occasionally overseas, with ten one-woman shows. She wrote The Lucy Family Alphabet, in which she squeezed the last bit of humour out of her dead parents for cash. Most recently, she made the television series Judith Lucy's Spiritual Journey for the ABC, because she really wanted a free trip to India and the opportunity to dress up as a Viking (you'll have to watch the show).

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