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The Fence-painting Fortnight of Destiny
Author: Meshel Laurie

ISBN: 9781743314487
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 20 August 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8 x 2.3
Description:
A memoir about growing up, growing wise and stepping into the world of Dogs in Space.

'As I look back over my life, I see great lessons learnt from revered spiritual teachers, but also from friends, strangers and even the odd junkie prostitute. I remember moments of enlightenment that arrived with a bang, and moments born of the self-reflection only true boredom can provide. I made a few decisions while painting a fence once. Those decisions turned out to be very noisy indeed.'

Comedian and radio and TV personality Meshel Laurie was once Michelle Laurie, whose story begins in Queensland. Michelle survived her Catholic schooldays but by Year Nine had morphed into Meshel, who daydreamed of moving to Melbourne - home of Dogs in Space and the back room of the Espy.

Meshel's insider's perspective on the 1990s comedy scene is intimate and more than a little surprising. She paints a picture of a close-knit environment and tells before-they-were-famous stories about up-and-comers who are today's household names, and about the kindness of comic superstars she encountered ...

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