Lies My Mirror Told Me Lies My Mirror Told Me

Lies My Mirror Told Me

A Frank, Funny, Fearless Memoir

    • 4.5 • 13 Ratings
    • $16.99
    • $16.99

Publisher Description

Entertainer and national treasure Wendy Harmer tells all in her frank, fearless and funny memoir, Lies My Mirror Told Me.


'I've always believed where there's a chance, you have to take it ... or invent it.'


Wendy Harmer has had an extraordinary life. 


From being born with a severe facial deformity, to performing as a stand-up comedian, a national television host and then the highest paid woman in the cut-throat world of Sydney FM radio ... Wendy's tale of overcoming adversity is told with her trademark in-your-face frankness and celebrated wit.


Starting life in rural Victoria, Wendy describes her childhood in remote one-teacher, one-room country schools. As her teacher father moved around the state to take up new postings, Wendy, the 'funny looking' kid often in the wrong colour school uniform, developed strategies to find new friends and fit in. When she was ten years old, her mother went missing.


It wasn't until she was well into her teens that Wendy had the reconstructive facial surgery that had long promised to transform her from a 'witch' into a 'princess', but fell agonisingly short.


Somehow, despite her initial setbacks and emotional turmoil, Wendy showed the strength of character to carve her own way in the world.


From political journalism, she took her first tentative steps on Melbourne's tiny stages in comedy revue, then struck out as a solo performer in stand-up comedy. She would make her mark internationally before coming home to entertain Australians for four decades on stage, in print, television and broadcasting.


In Lies My Mirror Told Me Wendy reflects on her life - one of the most unlikely success stories you will ever read.


'This is what a trailblazer looks like. Wendy Harmer is both the irresistible force AND the immovable object'. Andrew Denton


'Deeply moving, wise, hilarious and raucous . . . there's so much to love in this book.' Amanda Keller

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2023
31 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Allen & Unwin
SELLER
Allen & Unwin Pty Limited
SIZE
7.9
MB

More Books Like This

Natural Born Keller Natural Born Keller
2015
A Young Man's Passage A Young Man's Passage
2011
Going to Sea in a Sieve Going to Sea in a Sieve
2012
Last Words Last Words
2009
Did I Ever Tell You This? Did I Ever Tell You This?
2023
Look who it is! Look who it is!
2008

More Books by Wendy Harmer

Pearlie In Paris Pearlie In Paris
2012
Roadside Sisters Roadside Sisters
2009
Pearlie And The Christmas Angel Pearlie And The Christmas Angel
2012
Pearlie In Central Park Pearlie In Central Park
2012
Pearlie In The Park Pearlie In The Park
2012
Pearlie And The Silver Fern Fairy Pearlie And The Silver Fern Fairy
2012

Customers Also Bought

I'm Liz Hayes I'm Liz Hayes
2023
The Schoolgirl, Her Teacher and his Wife The Schoolgirl, Her Teacher and his Wife
2023
Storytellers Storytellers
2023
Being Henry Being Henry
2023
Time of My Life Time of My Life
2022
Happy As Happy As
2022