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  • Published: 29 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9781742286273
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256
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The Night my Bum Dropped


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'This book will have you laughing out loud.' NEW IDEA

Some days you lose your job, some days your kids move out and some days your husband resembles a cocktail frankfurt. Some days you prang the car, you're stalked, or you're robbed, some days your hair looks like you've been electrocuted and some days all of these things happen at once. And on top of that your bum drops.
In this gleefully exaggerated memoir Gretel Killeen looks at the big questions that we're confronted with in times of calamity: what the hell is life all about and what on earth are we supposed to do with it?
With warmth, wisdom and wicked wit, Gretel seeks advice from old friends ('life sucks and then you die'), new friends ('life is a life-changing experience') and family '(maybe you should rent out your big bum as a kind of mobile advertising space'), taking us on a hilarious yet poignant ride as she stands on top of the hill that she's not only climbed but has also built, looks at the view and wonders, 'Is this all there is?'
'Killeen is a) funny and b) likeable... jostling with poignant moments.' The Age
 'If there's one thing that ... Gretel never fails to do, it's entertain us.' OK

  • Pub date: 29 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9781742286273
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Gretel Killeen

Gretel Killeen started writing comedy by accident when she stood up to perform a very serious poem and everybody laughed. From here she moved to writing and performing comedy in a variety of theatres and clubs across her home country, Australia, and for a number of major radio stations. Gretel's comedy writing then led to television and in 2001 Gretel hosted Australia's Big Brother - a phenomenal success. Gretel has published a number of best-selling books that will split your sides and make your head explode. After you read them, you'll never be the same again . . . She lives in Sydney's famous Bondi with her two children, Zeke and Eppie, the stars of the My Sister books.

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