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Publisher Description

The bestselling, hilarious memoir from one of Australia’s most adored performers and host of breakfast radio on Sydney’s 2DayFM with Harley Breen

Funny, feisty and fabulous, Em Rusciano’s insights into her world of mayhem, marriage and motherhood are a laugh-out-loud, cry-out-loud balm for the soul.

From her exploits at the Miss Sheila Fancypants School of Dance and her efforts to secure a solo at her end-of-year performance, to embracing the spotlight as an Australian Idol contestant and her deep and abiding love for John Farnham, Em Rusciano is a self-confessed bottomless pit of anxiety with a taste for glitter.

And behind the stage make-up Em is an overachiever of epic proportions, camp to the core and fiercely maternal. She has all the insecurities of a person who spends their nights racked with self-doubt and all the confidence of a woman who can walk out onto a stage in front of a sold-out theatre and absolutely slay the crowd. Em has an army of gay men she adores, tells the best dirty jokes and loves those closest to her ferociously. When the chips are down you definitely want her by your side.

This all-singing, all-dancing, all-emoting, leopard-print clad warrior is fearless, fabulous and pants-wettingly funny. Her words on the page are silly and sacred, bawdy and heartfelt. The stuff of life.

Try Hard is her story.

Because she is. And she does.

Biographies & Memoirs
26 October
Simon & Schuster Australia
Simon and Schuster Australia Pty Ltd.

Customer Reviews

jajamonkey ,

Amazing book

Most amazing book I have read in so long,
It had me in laughing stitches, the straight out blurts or laughing and occasionally tears.
Everything she said is so so spot on, she is a funny, amazing, strong women.

This book is a MUST read
Love love loved it

Jojoxxoo ,

Best book ever

Truth, honesty, laugh, cries, pure love xx

$hira ,


This is amazing, honest, hilarious and sad all the things a good book should be. Em you are just a fabulous human and the world needs more of you.