THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER from the star of Netflix's The Duchess, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Your Face or Mine and host of All That Glitters
'A fearless origin story' Caitlin Moran
'Outrageously brilliant! I'm buying this for all my friends' Laura Whitmore
'I've come to accept that being audacious is a gift I can't escape.'
People 'know' my on-stage comedy persona or my scripted ballsy characters and wrongly assume that at home, I must stomp around all day in designer dresses eviscerating those who dare to cross my path and denouncing the existence of men in general. But mostly, I'm just sat eating pickles and being nice to some dogs.
Whatever strangers think of me is fine with me. How audacious is that? I can always take a joke, I don't waste time worrying about things I can't control, and I have zero anxiety. I embrace the reality that you just can't please everyone, so you might as well put yourself out there and have a laugh. As my mother always said, 'Katherine, if we all liked the same thing, we'd all be married to your father'.
I'm often asked how I developed my lurid level of courage and assurance and for tips on how others can match. The Audacity is my chance to share my blueprint for just that. You will learn:
How to Become The Most Popular Girl in School
How to Waste All Your Money on Designer Dogs
How to Attract Toxic Men... AND Keep Them Interested!
And so much more... Plus, secrets! Secrets are my favourite things to be told and I figured I'd better tell a few juicy ones myself. Why not? No matter what I do, there will always be something about me that reads as simply, outrageously audacious. And I wouldn't have it any other way.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Much about Katherine Ryan’s first memoir The Audacity will hardly feel surprising. There’s the blistering, razor-sharp wit that’s made the Canadian one of one of Britain’s best-loved comedians (and one of its most refreshing panel show guests), as well as Ryan’s typically fearless takes on everything from cancel culture (including that NME Awards moment with UK artist slowthai), single parenthood, plastic surgery, the misogyny she’s faced as a female comedian and—in this book’s most memorable moment—potty training her daughter Violet when she was just 10 months old. There is, too, the fact that The Audacity is, frankly, hilarious. But alongside all of that, there are also genuinely affecting revelations about Ryan’s journey from smalltown Canadian girl to British comedy superstar, which—despite her ultra-fast, easy to gulp down prose—will stop you in your tracks. Bold, brash yet often touching, this is a seriously addictive read.
I love you Katherine!
This woman is brilliant, authentic, hilarious, and someone who has helped me through so much in these past four years. So glad I stumbled across Glitter Room on Netflix!