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

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

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

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She tells every story with equal humor and enthusiasm, in the unique style that we have come to know and love about her. 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? I didn't think it was necessary to have those parts because there were proper photos in 2 sections of the book. All the same Daisy May Cooper has fucking been THROUGH IT and she’s a walking example of how never giving up on something you really want will eventually pay off !

She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2018 for her role as Kerry Mucklowe in the BBC Three series This Country, a mockumentary-style show about the eccentricities of life in rural England, which she co-created and co-wrote with her brother, Charlie Cooper.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. I can’t wait to see what Daisy does next, but in the meantime I’ll carry on rewatching This Country and scrolling through her Instagram feed. Don't Laugh, It'll Only Encourage Her is the endearingly honest and hilarious memoir from the creator and star of award-winning BBC comedy This Country. Her strength, courage and determination to succeed shines through this, under the protection of her signature hysterical, and eye watering humor. I’m so delighted I chose to review this in the audio format because what else could be better than Daisy May Cooper reading her own memoir?

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. is* funny, don't misunderstand me; it's bawdy, hilarious, wince-inducing, rude, self-deprecating, vulgar, and brutally honest, but there are also moments of real darkness. This book proves it’s absurd for anybody to think they know more about being funny than Daisy May Cooper. 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. 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.This book starts off amazing and until about 3/4 of the way through stays consistently funny (I’m still thinking about that showcase in under the pub) but I can’t help but feel the last few chapters were really rushed!

It made me laugh out loud and at times it was heart breaking to read about the financial situation the family was in and the poverty they endured. 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.As for ‘accidentally’ spending the student grant on a London hotel’s penthouse suite before RADA, Daisy really doesn’t come off as very sharp. Well, of course they don’t manage to do it in 20 minutes, they do the absolute bare minimum which is obvious to the staff who have to work in a dirty environment.

Daisy May manages to convey the brutal reality of living in poverty, feeling hopeless and desperately trying to make it with her dream career without what you’re reading being completely fucking harrowing. Mum, I auditioned to be a stripper by snogging a pole and was laughed off the stage by a bunch of topless dancers. One of the most hilarious books I’ve read - so many anecdotes I was nearly crying with laughter on the train. Thanks lifting the lid on life as a wannabe actress and sharing your heartbreaking stories of all you had to endure whilst trying to 'make it' in showbiz. The family also always believed in her dream to become an actor which was characterised by setback after setback.Daisy was such a tonic during the lockdowns with her Instagram romance escapades, so I couldn’t wait to read this. I love This Country, and reading about her early life showed how much of it has been written into the scripts, but I almost wish I hadn't read it.

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