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My gorgeous life; the life, the loves, the legend

Everage, Dame Edna, aka Barry Humphries

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ISBN 10: 0671709763 / ISBN 13: 9780671709761
Editorial: Simon & Schuster, New York, 1989
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284p., very good first edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj. Australian comic female impersonator. N° de ref. de la librería 33521

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Título: My gorgeous life; the life, the loves, the ...

Editorial: Simon & Schuster, New York

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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Read by herself, this is the impassioned autobiography of Dame Edna Everage, arguably the most popular and gifted woman in the world today.

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British comedy-star Everage, n‚e Barry Humphreys, takes us little people into her confidence with this terribly earnest autobiography of an Australian housewife turned megacelebrity-- broad but successful buffoonery in the Monty Python tradition. Let's face it, Possums, not everyone is destined for megastardom--but Dame Everage makes if perfectly clear that the signs of greatness hung over her from birth. First, there was the mauve hair, which she modestly colored brown during her young- mother period in Moonee Ponds, the suburb of Melbourne where she grew up. Then there was the quick intelligence that made her captain of her class in school (``I'm sorry but I was''), and, of course, the ``spooky'' karma left over from her former lives as Joan of Arc, Mary Queen of Scots, Lady Macbeth, Florence Nightingale, and Ethel Merman--reincarnations that even the Dame's good friend Shirl is terribly jealous of. And of course the appearance of her stunning ``face furniture,'' the signature butterfly-shaped eyeglasses with the jumbo upsweeps at the corners, didn't hurt her determinedly cheerful image. As the good Dame breathlessly describes her marriage to dear Norman Stoddart Everage, a former department-store clerk destined for 24-hour prostate support; her struggle to find someone to raise her three children properly; her love-hate relationship with her envious bridesmaid and companion, Madge Allsop; and her first encounter with fame as winner of Australia's ``Lovely Mother Quest,'' it becomes clear that Everage's philosophy of simply getting up on a stage and giving her grateful audiences ``a gentle, blow-by-blow description of a housewife's life'' is the key to sold-out performances in London theaters and long, late-night phone conversations with her good friends Liz, Jackie, Marlon, Gore, et al. No Plom's (Poor Little Old Me) Disease here--though readers who haven't yet seen one of Edna's performances may be left a bit bewildered. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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