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The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destiny: A memoir by [Laurie, Meshel]
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Length: 288 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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'As I look back over my life, I see great lessons learnt from revered spiritual teachers, but also from friends, strangers and even the odd junkie prostitute. I remember moments of enlightenment that arrived with a bang, and moments born of the self-reflection only true boredom can provide. I made a few decisions while painting a fence once. Those decisions turned out to be very noisy indeed.'

Comedian and radio and TV personality Meshel Laurie was once Michelle Laurie, whose story begins in Queensland. Michelle survived her Catholic schooldays but by Year Nine had morphed into Meshel, who daydreamed of moving to Melbourne - home of Dogs in Space and the back room of the Espy.

Meshel's insider's perspective on the 1990s comedy scene is intimate and more than a little surprising. She paints a picture of a close-knit environment and tells before-they-were-famous stories about up-and-comers who are today's household names, and about the kindness of comic superstars she encountered along the way: Dave Hughes, Julia Morris, Rove, Wil Anderson, Wendy Harmer and others. We find out about the workings of an inner-city brothel, what it's like to be 'the girl on Rove' and how fence-painting can help save a life.

The Fence-Painting Fortnight of Destiny is an honest and heartfelt look at life in all its messiness and unpredictability.

About the Author

Meshel Laurie is a comedian who has been on several Melbourne television shows and is highly active on Twitter, where she has more than 30,000 followers. She has been a stand-up comedian since 1994, and appeared in 14 Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, and a sell-out season of a one-woman-show at the Sydney Opera House. Meshel is a member of the Advisory Board of SISHA (South East Asia Investigations into Social and Humanitarian Activities), an ambassador of Karuna Hospice, an ambassador of Childsafe Australia and an ambassador of A Flying Start for Queensland Children, for the Queensland Department of Education and Training.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 731 KB
  • Print Length: 279 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (1 September 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EPSGXMM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #159,897 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tracey
4.0 out of 5 starsMore than meets the eye
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Erin
5.0 out of 5 starsHonest, heartfelt
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5.0 out of 5 starsThanks Meshel for saying it like it is
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5.0 out of 5 starsthis woman can write!
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