Ten Steps to Nanette

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Author
Hannah Gadsby
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Genre
Non Fiction
Released
29 March, 2022
ISBN
9781742374031

Ten Steps to Nanette

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Synopsis

Gadsby's unique stand-up special Nanette was a viral success that left audiences captivated by her blistering honesty and her ability to create both tension and laughter in a single moment. But while her worldwide fame might have looked like an overnight sensation, her path from open mic to the global stage was hard-fought and anything but linear.

Ten Steps to Nanette traces Gadsby's growth as a queer person from Tasmania - where homosexuality was illegal until 1997 - to her ever-evolving relationship with comedy, to her struggle with late-in-life diagnoses of autism and ADHD, and finally to the backbone of Nanette - the renouncement of self-deprecation, the rejection of misogyny, and the moral significance of truth-telling.

Equal parts harrowing and hilarious, Ten Steps to Nanette continues Gadsby's tradition of confounding expectations and norms, properly introducing us to one of the most explosive, formative voices of our time.

Hannah Gadsby
About the author

Hannah Gadsby

Tasmania's own Hannah Gadsby stopped stand-up comedy in its tracks with her multi-award-winning show, Nanette, which played to sold out houses in Australia, the UK and the US. Its launch on Netflix, and subsequent Emmy and Peabody wins, took Nanette (and Hannah) to the world. Hannah's difficult second album (which was also her eleventh solo show) was named Douglas after her dog. Hannah walked Douglas around the world, selling out the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Opera House in Sydney and the Kennedy Center in DC, as well as a sit-down run in New York and shows across the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Douglas was an Emmy-nominated smash hit, moving beyond the trauma at the centre of Nanette and instead letting the world experience the view from Hannah's brain-one that sees the world differently but with breathtaking clarity. The show covered Hannah's autism diagnosis, cleared up some confusion regarding a penguin, lectured some great masters, and saw the patriarchy needled with various levels of vigour. Douglas is available throughout the world on Netflix, recorded in Los Angeles. Hannah has done plenty of other things over the course of more than a decade in comedy, but that will do for now. She is currently in the middle of her Body of Work tour, which sees Hannah finishing her year on stage at the Sydney Opera House, before heading to Europe, the UK and the US.

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