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  • Published: 30 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143010623
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99
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The Lucy Family Alphabet




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

  • Pub date: 30 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143010623
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Judith Lucy

Judith Lucy is one of Australia's most popular comedians, a best-selling author, actor, and television presenter. A stand-up comedian for over 20 years, she has sold out countless theatrical runs in Australia and has taken her shows to Montreal, Edinburgh and London's West End.

Her best-selling books include The Lucy Family Alphabet described by The Age as “a riotous take on Lucy's childhood (and) the lunatics who made her who she is today” and Drink, Smoke, Pass Out in which she tries to find out if there's more to life than wanting to suck tequila out of Ryan Gosling's navel.

Judith has appeared in the feature films Crackerjack and Bad Eggs and scored the role of the racist publican in the hit Aussie production The Sapphires. She has presented the television series Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey and Judith Lucy is all Woman.

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