Handling Edna

  • by Barry Humphries
  • Narrated by Barry Humphries
  • 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this unauthorised biography of Dame Edna Everage, acquired for an unprecedented advance and in spectacular secrecy, her long-time manager and the man who was there from the very beginning, Barry Humphries, takes a behind-the-scenes, no-holds-barred look at an icon of our times.
Superstar; swami; confidante and advisor to royalty, Hollywood stars, and international political leaders - Dame Edna's life has catapulted her from her humble Moonee Ponds beginnings as a suburban housewife to the most elite social and artistic circles in the world. Who would have thought that this modest Australian woman could achieve so much from London to Louisiana to New York to Tokyo? Who could have anticipated her global fame? Barry Humphries certainly didn't.
Dame Edna will not like this book, but Barry knows everything - the who, the why, and the where - and in this much-anticipated work he will, for the first time, reveal all. This exhaustively researched account of Edna's roller-coaster life will surely dominate the best-sellers lists. Essential for scholars, female achievers, fans of Dame Edna, and those who feel that behind the fairytale career lies a darker and more sinister story.


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This creative piece of writing had me in stitches, a fantastic reflection on the life of Barry Humphries and his unforgettable character Edna Everage, that's Dame Edna Everage too you!! Fantastic insight into the decades that were, fashion, celebrities and politics! Will definitely listen to again in the future!!
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- Kathryn N.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-10-2010
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group