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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

This audiobook is narrated by Daisy May Cooper and includes an exclusive bonus interview with Daisy and her dad, Paul Cooper.

The funniest memoir of 2021, written by the most relatable woman in the world - Daisy May Cooper, creator and star of BBC's award-winning comedy This Country.

Life hasn't always been straightforward for Daisy May Cooper: growing up in rural poverty in Gloucestershire with her brother, Chaz, she had to work a myriad of low-paid and unrewarding jobs just to make ends meet. Don't Laugh, It Will Only Encourage Her is the endearingly honest and hilarious memoir from the creator and star of award-winning BBC comedy This Country.

When things were really bad, Mum would always say to me:

'Don't worry, it will be a good read for your memoir one day.'

'Mum, I auditioned to be a stripper by snogging a pole and was laughed off the stage by a bunch of topless dancers.'

'Well that can go in the memoir.'

'Mum, I spent all my student loan accidently on a penthouse suite in a fancy hotel in Marble Arch, now I face getting kicked out of drama school.'

'That's a good one for the memoir.'

'Mum, sorry I'm late for dinner, I had to work late at my cleaning job because someone balanced a Quaver packet full of piss on the radiator in the boy's toilets, and I didn't realise until I picked it up, so I had to wash the piss off me in the sink while trying to learn my lines for that Call the Midwife audition I have in London tomorrow.'

'Memoir....'

I have lived the most humiliating, ridiculous, screw-up of a life, but Mum was right: you've just got to remember - sometimes the worst experiences make the most entertaining stories.

©2021 Daisy May Cooper (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Thank goodness for gloriously silly Daisy May Cooper. Joyful, irreverent and totally uplifting." (The Times)

"The lockdown comedy queen." (Guardian)

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Daisy May Cooper is a breath of fresh audio air!

I finished this book in a matter of days: and I have a toddler and work in the NHS! I was hooked from the beginning. Daisy is so endearing, so funny, and so charismatic. Listening to the book was like listening to her having a general chit chat with her mate. Some celebrities read their books in a very stiff and robotic way. Daisy laughing out loud at her own book is EVERYTHING you need in an audio book. I wish I could give her 10 stars

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I love Daisy but...

Daisy's narration was very good but some of the stories, I felt, would only be funny to her and her family. Don't get me wrong, at many points I was absolutely belly laughing ... particularly the Thaddius MF Too good chapter 😂 but I was expecting it to be belly laughing quality all the way through.

Maybe my expectations are just a little too high and I still love Daisy and This Country! 😁

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I laughed on my own

It’s alright, didn’t really know what to expect to be honest. Best way I can describe it is it’s like listening to your mates stories down the pub.

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Sadly a bit of a disappointment

I love Daisy and This Country is one of the best comedy shows of the last 10 years but this feels a little premature (obviously its immature but I would have been disappointed if it wasn't!)
As someone who listens to a lot of audio-books via Audible this reads a bit unedited, both in the writing and narration.
The narration by Daisy May is sloppy and unprofessional, having listened to the This Country audible podcast I was expecting something a little more polished. It's almost as if it's a practise reading that accidently got released.
Maybe if someone else had narrated it I would have enjoyed it more. I'm just over half way and much as I wanted to love this I don't think I will be finishing it.
If you are a die hard DMC fan then you will likely love it, she is a very funny and talented writer and actor but maybe it's a little early for a biography?

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Laugh out loud

Just brilliant, loved the little story’s with the added sound effects. It was funny but real.

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Amazing

Absolutely loved this and highly recommend listening to it as an audiobook!

Daisy begins the book by saying that she has lived the ‘most humiliating, ridiculous, screw-up of a life’ and that couldn’t be more true. Hilarious and almost unbelievable that these are true stories.

The best autobiography I’ve read! It skips the boring parts and gets straight to the entertaining and important bits.

Daisy is the BEST at telling stories. The similes throughout, the dramatic descriptions and retold conversations are just perfect.

I loved listening to this and was sad for it to be over! I just think it was brilliant, and definitely recommend if you need a laugh!

As stated in the book ‘sometimes the worst experiences make the most entertaining stories.’

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was very disapointed

I was looking forward to the audio book but felt it was very indulgent sharing the Contents of Daisy childhood art work and diaries. I felt this was only of Interest to Daisy it put me off listening to the audio. I thought potential this was going to be a good audio

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Incredible!!

Absoloutley loved this audio book! don't even think about wether you want to read it or not because it's a yes!

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f*cking Fantastic

I was howling with laughter right from the start. bluddy loved it! Daisy really has a way of story telling, I definitely have more of a west country accent after listening to her!

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Brilliant!

Laugh out loud funny, poignant and moving at times. Daisy’s narration really makes this a stand out favourite.

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