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Funny, feisty and fabulous, Em Rusciano's insights into her world of mayhem, marriage and motherhood are a laugh-out-loud, cry-out-loud balm for the soul.

From her exploits at the Miss Sheila Fancypants School of Dance and her efforts to secure a solo at her end-of-year performance to embracing the spotlight as an Australian Idol contestant and her deep and abiding love for John Farnham, Em Rusciano is a self-confessed bottomless pit of anxiety with a taste for glitter.

©2016 Em Rusciano (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Em is queen!!

This book is so fabulously written AND narrated!! I love this woman! I went through every emotion listening to this and that doesn't happen often!! Would LOVE to see her stand up one day!!

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  • Conny T
  • 03-29-18

Em an emotional rollercoaster

I enjoyed every funny, honest, moving moment of this book. I laughed, spluttered and sobbed. this is an upfront, raw emotional journey of a strong resiliant woman. thanks for sharing so much, you opened your heart and we felt it being torn in two.

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  • hannah jones
  • 11-21-17

Amazing

she says what everyone else is thinking and feeling. very therapeutic and healing love Em so much

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  • Monique
  • 11-23-17

Laugh & Cried

Thumbs up for me, this book is perfect for A audiobook as Em nailed it 👍 loved it and now can’t wait to see her live 💕 I could relate to everything she wrote 😀 brilliant 👌

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-20-17

love love love this book.

Em you are such an amazing person. Thank you for sharing your life. Thank you for giving me the courage to seek help.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-20-17

Incredible

Loved it! Em is funny and brutally honest. I felt every emotion with her. Highly recommend

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  • Maddy
  • 11-20-17

HIGHLY RECCOMEND

Em is an absolute magician with her words. I laughed and cried with this book! Made it even better that Em narrated it. This book is a must read!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-13-17

Try Hard...Fun-tastic!

Its a great story, truthful and entertaining. Em captures growing up in Melbourne perfectly and I would highly recommend Try Hard (perfect title).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-15-18

Bloody fabulous fun, tears and snorting laughter

I bloody loved this book. Em manages to make her life story somehow completely relatable, despite the places and circumstances her extraordinary talents have taken her to. Maybe that’s because I am also a “Diamo girl” of the same era, who had my kids at the same age as Em, whilst also working full time to grow my career and stay off the poverty line? Anyway, Em’s telling of her own story is raw, real and deeply touching. I’m so glad I chose the audio book, because Em gives her reading everything she’s got and then some more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-23-18

Worth every second

This book was painfully real and all the more relatable hearing it from Em herself. Could not recommend it enough.

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  • Rebecca
  • 04-19-18

Em is multi-talented and an inspiration

Loved it! Love Em. She is inspirational, super talented and has the strength of several armies.

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  • Kim
  • 04-10-18

Heartfelt

WOW. Loved hearing Em read her own words. I laughed, I cried and had every emotion in between. Definitely recommend

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  • Crystal
  • 03-24-18

Funny, relatable, raw emotion.

Funny, relatable, raw emotion. Could not stop listening. Admire the honesty and the love Em gives.