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Stand-up comedian Luisa Omielan's story of how she turned her life around with one simple mantra: What Would Beyoncé Do?!

You know when you find yourself approaching thirty and your dreams are broken? You've got a temping career going nowhere, a student debt that’s mounting and you've just had to move back into your mum’s house.

Then to top it all off, you get absolutely annihilated with heartbreak because of an ex, who is just ‘not ready’ but then manages to be ready, a week later, with someone else.

And it is here, at your lowest point, that one of your best friends decides to remind you that you are the same age as Beyoncé.

FML.

Luisa Omielan is a stand-up comedian who turned her life around after she answered the mantra every person needs in their life: What Would Beyoncé Do?!

Hilariously funny, wonderfully uplifting and brutally honest, Luisa's memoir shows us all that there is no situation in which Bey can’t save the day.

Reviews

A hugely entertaining read.

Chortle

Very funny ... packed with life wisdom.

Stylist

Bracingly candid ... brutally funny.

Metro

Well worth a read. Borrowing some bits from its namesakes’ set and other bits from Luisa’s life experiences it’s the closest you can come to actually getting to one of her shows.

The Debrief

Luisa’s bold and wonderful personality bursts forth from this book ... it’s touching, encouraging and filled with Luisa’s great observations about how the patriarchy makes victims of us all and how silly that is.

Funny Women

Riotously entertaining comic memoir.

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784752217

    May 18, 2017

    Arrow

    304 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Hardback

    9781780894454

    July 18, 2016

    Century

    368 pages

    RRP $35.00

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    • Readings
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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781473535138

    July 14, 2016

    Cornerstone Digital

    368 pages

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