Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies

Narrated by: Kitty Flanagan
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
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One of Australia’s favourite and most multitalented entertainers provides hilarious and honest life advice in this candid collection of cautionary tales. 

Kitty Flanagan has been locked in an industrial freezer in Western Australia and insulted about the size of her lady parts in Singapore and borne witness to the world’s most successful wife swap in suburban Sydney. It’s these valuable lessons from The University of Life that have taught her so many things, including the fact that cliches like ‘The University of Life’ are reeeally annoying. 

In these funny, true stories, Kitty provides advice you didn’t even know you needed. Useful tips on how not to get murdered while hitchhiking, how to break up with someone the wrong way and the right way, why it’s important to keep your top on while waitressing and why women between the ages of 37 and 42 should be banned from Internet dating. 

Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies is a collection of laugh-out-loud, cautionary tales from one of Australia’s favourite comedians.

©2018 Kitty Flanagan (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Pure Gold

Bought it today. Listened to it in it's entirity today.

I didn't want it to end. Laughed so hard, so many times. Kitty, you are a funny, funny person and a joy to listen to.
Buy this book people. A whiff of fresh air in today's #lookatme bull#$it. Kitty has been there, done that, but more importantly, learnt from it .

I'll get my kids to heed this woman's wisdomic words of advice by replaying in the car audio during school drop offs.

They can thank me later.

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So engaging & entertaining I just couldn’t fall asleep - thanks Kitty!!!

I often use audio books to help me fall back to sleep in the middle of the night. But this book is one I definitely wouldn’t recommend for insomniacs! It’s too much fun and definitely won’t help you get more shut-eye. Entertaining and engaging at any time of the day or night Kitty shares her life’s trials and tribulations in a way only she can. Kitty reads/performs her own hilarious real-life stories right before your very ears. If this book is anything to go by, I can't wait to get Kitty's new book, 488 Rules for Life.

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I looked a little strange!

I loved listening to this book. It was very funny & I could relate to a lot of it. I’m wondering what the people I passed in the street thought as I was laughing, out loud, as I went on my morning walk. Thanks Kitty for starting my day with a smile.

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  • Dee
  • 08-17-18

Funny AF!😂

Laughed almost the entire way through, had to skip back so many times as I was missing parts from laughing to hard. Fantastic read!

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  • Grohlpatrol
  • 11-04-18

Kitty, You Are A Hoot

Binge listened this audiobook as I just couldn’t stop laughing. Highly recommend this fantastic memoir.

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  • Sarah Safransky
  • 03-31-19

Hilarious and highly recommended.

Loved this. So funny with Kitty Flanagan herself reading. Listened to it while doing my excruciatingly dull physio stretches and made them much easier to do.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-28-19

not great

I listen to this after her new book 488 rules for life, and turned out the jokes are all repeated and are the same :/

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  • Katie Devitt
  • 01-19-19

Fabulous Comedy genius from Kitty

This is one of my go to listens in the last 6 months when I am having a hard day because within 10 minutes I am laughing and feeling better about the world. Kitty is an Australian legend of comedy and this novel is friggin hilarious. My friend and I at work continually quote bits of the narrative to each other much to our colleagues annoyance and we couldn’t give a hoot. Enjoy - it’s bloody brilliance.

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  • Roslyn Laurie
  • 04-03-20

Brilliant!!

Loved every second of it, such honesty, Absolutely hilarious and kept me amused (and awake) on late night drives to pick daughter up from work so life savingly entertaining!! Loved that it was Kitty's voice too, just brilliant!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-30-20

Great laugh during a time we could all use a good laugh.

Love Kitty’s perspective of life and her unique way of taking something so simple and turning into a funny witty commentary. Very down to earth and I can relate to a lot of her stories and life experiences ie fairy bread, mum made party dresses and dads quirky antics.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-21-20

Kitty never fails to make you smile

An easy to listen to story, about a brilliant comedian and person. Guess what? Kitty is just like you and I. Her story is a good one, with laughter along the way. A recommended listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-11-20

Funniest Book ever

I have never laughed so hard on a public Bus and did care. Well worth a listen 5 stars

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-06-20

A real laugh out loud listen!

A big thank you to Kitty for adding some side holding, tear inducing laughter to my otherwise very boring, housework filled days.