A fresh new voice in Australian nonfiction, No Way! Okay, Fine. is a memoir from freelance journalist and editor Brodie Lancaster.
Short-listed for The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers 2015.
'I identified early on that my role in relationships was the sidekick, the platonic female cast member in an all-male production, or the friend who was relied on selectively when other options were unavailable. I was the comic relief or the stand-in, never the lead. I knew this, I felt it, I wrote it down, but I didn't dare say it aloud because that would prove that I cared, and caring wasn't cool.'
From the small town in regional Australia where she was told that 'girls can't play the drums' to New York City and back again, Brodie has spent her life searching screens, books, music and magazines for bodies like hers, girls who loved each other, and women who didn't follow the silent instructions to shrink or hide that they've received since literal birth. This is the story of life as a young woman through the lenses of feminism and pop culture. Brodie's story will make you reevaluate the power of pop culture in our lives - and maybe you will laugh and cry along the way.
I loved Brodie's reading of her book No Way! Okay, Fine. Her lived experiences remind me so much of my own. Through well written chapters and great pop culture references she navigates he story of growing up as a body pos feminist. What an angel.
No Way Okay Fine is beautifully written and incredibly hard to put down. Brodie unflinchingly shares her feelings and experiences to reveal a vulnerability Kanye would be proud of. I’ve learnt a bit more about myself from hearing her talk about herself.
Where does No Way! Okay, Fine. rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
What about Brodie Lancaster’s performance did you like?
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Expect the worst
Any additional comments?
No but want to share with my daughter