Laughing at the Dark: a memoir


Laughing at the Dark: a memoir

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‘My own first memory is the cupboard door, and laughing, erupting with laughter’ – a memoir about finding an identity, a voice and laughter.

From the best-selling and acclaimed author Barbara Else, Laughing at the Dark is a funny, moving memoir about how she rebelled against being a ‘good girl’.

By the time she was in her forties, Barbara was married to a globally recognised academic physician and had two beautiful teenage daughters. As her writing career developed, her husband became angry at the prospect of her being anything but a housewife. In a moment of madness – or realisation – she packed her car and took off to live with the man who would become her second husband.

With her trademark wit and humour, Barbara poignantly describes her transformation from a shy but stubborn child into a fulfilled and successful adult.

‘I laughed and laughed, and I cried and cried. It’s got everything in it except a murder.’ – Lesley Graham, soprano (and totally unbiased sister)

Title: Laughing at the Dark: a memoir
Author: Else, Barbara
ISBN: 9780143777618
Publication date: 04/04/2023
Price: $40.00
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Format: Paperback

Additional information

Weight 402 g
Dimensions 235 × 154 mm