Publication Date: 30/09/2021 ISBN: 9781788703987 Category:

The Audacity

Katherine Ryan

Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
Publication Date: 30/09/2021 ISBN: 9781788703987 Category:




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THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER from the star of Netflix’s The Duchess, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Your Face or Mine and host of All That Glitters

‘A fearless origin story’ Caitlin Moran
‘Outrageously brilliant! I’m buying this for all my friends’ Laura Whitmore


‘I’ve come to accept that being audacious is a gift I can’t escape.’

People ‘know’ my on-stage comedy persona or my scripted ballsy characters and wrongly assume that at home, I must stomp around all day in designer dresses eviscerating those who dare to cross my path and denouncing the existence of men in general. But mostly, I’m just sat eating pickles and being nice to some dogs.

Whatever strangers think of me is fine with me. How audacious is that? I can always take a joke, I don’t waste time worrying about things I can’t control, and I have zero anxiety. I embrace the reality that you just can’t please everyone, so you might as well put yourself out there and have a laugh. As my mother always said, ‘Katherine, if we all liked the same thing, we’d all be married to your father’.

I’m often asked how I developed my lurid level of courage and assurance and for tips on how others can match. The Audacity is my chance to share my blueprint for just that. You will learn:

How to Become The Most Popular Girl in School
How to Waste All Your Money on Designer Dogs
How to Attract Toxic Men… AND Keep Them Interested!

And so much more… Plus, secrets! Secrets are my favourite things to be told and I figured I’d better tell a few juicy ones myself. Why not? No matter what I do, there will always be something about me that reads as simply, outrageously audacious. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Publisher Review

A fearless origin story that shows women how to be absolutely fucking awesome at all times * Caitlin Moran * Outrageously brilliant! Katherine's straight-talking, no-nonsense book is the honesty we all need. I'm buying this for all my friends * Laura Whitmore * Like Katherine, this book is witty as hell, sharp as a razor and yet still sensitive, insightful and kind * Tom Allen * Wildly readable... Tremendous * The Times * Massively recommend... I laughed, cried a little and ended up feeling proud to be a strange, small-town sister * Scarlett Moffatt * Katherine is one of the smartest, funniest voices in comedy... an icon of our time. This book is absolutely hilarious, deeply insightful and truly original. You will love and devour The Audacity * Lou Sanders * Like Katherine Ryan herself, The Audacity is hilarious, sharp and brilliantly honest * Josh Widdicombe * The Audacity is exhilarating - fierce, funny and brilliantly written, but there is so much tenderness, honesty and generosity too * Daisy Buchanan * There is nothing more powerful and dick shrivelling than an audaciously liberated woman living her truth. This book feels like a hilarious and comforting hug from your best friend * Grace Campbell * Frank and funny... a laugh-out-loud read packed full of warmth * Red magazine * Insightful... with unwavering honesty and hilarious observations. A thoroughly enjoyable read that sparkles with wit, warmth and wisdom. * Woman's Own *

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