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Don't Laugh, It'll Only Encourage Her: The No 1 Sunday Times Bestseller

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My personal highlights were the coke can incident, the one liner about Daisy's old pet hamster and his whiplash, and the whole chapter on Thaddeus Toogood - comedy gold. Her strength, courage and determination to succeed shines through this, under the protection of her signature hysterical, and eye watering humor. Mum, I spent all my student loan accidently on a penthouse suite in a fancy hotel in Marble Arch, now I face getting kicked out of drama school. I know it's supposed to make me laugh, but I just felt so very sad for Daisy May and her family - growing up in chaos, dealing with loss and severe financial worries.

Daisy and Charlie are contracted to do a cleaning job for three hours, but manage to do it in 20 minutes. It was heart wrenching hearing Daisy discuss her days of living on the poverty line before the break through of “This Country,” and she is a testimony to all those who pushed through the darkest of times, persevered and carried on fighting for their dreams. I then went on to follow Daisy May and Charlie Cooper on Instragam, where Daisy kept us all entertained with her what-can-you-fit-under-your-tits challenge, and all the stories of the adventures with the Sea Captain.please don't start reading this book expecting it to be a laugh a minute, because you'll be bitterly disappointed. I've since watched all three seasons of This County three times through again and I've been so excited waiting for the book to land.

This audio version also has the added bonus of an exclusive interview with Daisy and her father Paul. Together with my brother Charlie, I staggered my way through adolescence from one drama to the next until finally, after years of trying, we had This Country commissioned by the BBC. Having no empathy or any sort of kindness, or understanding (even in retrospect) for the boy whom she met through a chat room, who had not told her about his disability, and then whom she did not speak to for the entire weekend he stayed (parents really, he slept in her room?Daisy was such a tonic during the lockdowns with her Instagram romance escapades, so I couldn’t wait to read this. This is a real insight into Daisy's life pre-This Country (which is an absolute banger of a show btw) and how she grew up in poverty. Daisy narrates the story really well and does lots of funny voices, and she slightly goes of piste into other little chats that aren't in the book. I grew up battling rural poverty which was a struggle enough but my family were completely insane to boot. Life is pretty challenging right now, but for the few days its taken me to read Don't Laugh It'll Only Encourage Her, I've found a brief respite from the day to day issues and have been able to chuckle, snort, giggle and fully on belly laugh my way through the whole book!

And just how much of a humiliating, ridiculous, screw-up of a s**t-storm life did I need to lead before I could finally realise my dream? I'm a big fan of Daisy May Cooper and the wonderful This Country, and picked up Don't Laugh, It'll Only Encourage Her in an Audible deal.Overall a darker and more tragic read than what I was expecting, but with some good laugh out loud moments.

Also some of the photocopied pages of old school stories and notes and stuff I couldn't read them the print was very small and the writing was hard to read. T he funniest memoir of 2021, written by the most relatable woman in the world - Daisy May Cooper, creator and star of BBC's award-winning comedy This Country.

Mum, I auditioned to be a stripper by snogging a pole and was laughed off the stage by a bunch of topless dancers. Having read Bob Mortimers book recently that has a lot of similar stories but told with much more heart this book just didn't gel for me. The stories about applying for drama courses, and eventually RADA, dreadful auditions, semi-abusive relationships, none of it felt humorous. There are so many mad crazy experiences in the book that I did, on occasion, question whether not they could all really be true.

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