The Lucy Family Alphabet
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The bestselling memoir by one of Australia's best-loved comedians
Judith Lucy has been cracking jokes about her parents for much of her career. But when a birth relative's casual comment implied that she must despise them, Judith was shocked. Sure, for years she had been talking about Ann and Tony Lucy like they were one-dimensional Irish nut bags who'd ruined her life, but who - in the end - doesn't love their parents?
If only she'd been told before the age of 25 that they weren't actually her parents . . .
From 'A is for Adoption to Z is for Zorba, this is the full story of one particular family, shown at their best, at their worst, and every letter in between.
'As raw and as honest as the best memoirs . . . both powerfully sad and hysterically funny.'
THE BIG ISSUE
'This is a funny, well-written book; Lucy doesn't just deliver punchlines, she is a sharp observer with a colourful, endearing vocabulary. The result is an unflinching debut that, despite the stories of estrangement and bitterness, is brimming with love.'
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Absorbing read for all the right reasons. The cause of me laughing out loud on crowded trams and trains. Thank you, Judith Lucy for brightening my commute to work with your skilful humorous view of some probable trying issues. We could all learn from your strength of character and attitude. I just found myself a little sad as I knew the alphabet was coming to and end and so was the book! Loved it!
Unforgettable and Funny
How can a book at the same time be tragic and make you laugh out loud? ....... when it's author is Judith Lucy! The bite sized alphabet chapters, full of wit, make this indelible story easy to devour.