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What the **** Is Normal?! Audiobook

What the **** Is Normal?!

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If you grow up in a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for a mental breakdown, and women over size zero are encouraged to shoot themselves (immediately), what the hell do you do if you're, gasp.... disabled?

Whatever body you're born into, the pressure to be normal is everywhere. But have you ever met a normal person? What do they look like? Where do they live? What do they eat for breakfast? And what the **** does normal mean anyway?

This is the award-winning wobbly comedian Francesca Martinez's funny, personal, and universal story of how she learned to stick two shaky fingers up to the crazy expectations of a world obsessed with being 'normal'.

©2014 Francesca Martinez (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Emma Byrne
    5/13/15
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    "The listen of a lifetime!"

    I have listened to many books on audible but never one that has made me both laugh & cry so much in equal measure. A brilliantly funny book overflowing with poignant moments & hilarious observations about life. This is a must read/listen for everyone of all ages.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • TamTam
    5/29/15
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    "Just brilliant"

    An life-affirming, funny and passionate book that will get you thinking. Francesca puts her amazing family at the heart of it and their being so very cool has certainly rubbed off on her too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nick
    3/12/17
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    "fantastic!"

    I absolutely loved this audio book. It was a brilliant listen!! I totally recommended it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kaylee
    1/10/17
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    "outstanding."

    such a brilliant book and a wonderful lady. give it a listen. well worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Person
    12/21/16
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    "Autobiography is inherently self-obsessed, but..."

    ...this author just comes across as annoyingly smug and egotistical, even for a comedian. I enjoyed her stand up set, and she is talented and funny, but I just couldn't get through this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LCA
    12/13/16
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    "beautiful, enlightening, inspiring....just fab!"

    Has a bit of a wobbly start but then becomes laugh out loud funny. especially loved chapter 13. Cant wait to listen to francescas next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    UK
    11/16/16
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    "Important Reminders"

    I loved this book and the general summaries that Francesca writes / reads at the end - that apply to anyone's life - were so well thought out and written, that I will definitely listen to them again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. R. D. Cox
    London
    11/5/16
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    "fantastic inspiration, deal with it"

    fantastic inspiration, deal with it
    don't just take what life throws at you, throw something back

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • pamela ness
    10/6/16
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    "Refreshing listen"

    This is an awesome book. Hilariously funny, so relateable, and possibly some of the wisest words I've ever heard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Dad
    9/25/16
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    "Funny and deeply human"
    What made the experience of listening to What the **** Is Normal?! the most enjoyable?

    The observation of human character is funny and very human.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What the **** Is Normal?!?

    The kick in the teeth for the reader after the first love affair.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    meeting with David Bowie...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did listen to this at one sitting as I was working and stopped occasionally to re-listen to sections if I'd dropped out of concentration.


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to a few autobiographies of comedian and this ranks with the best of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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