Hannah Gadsby’s Ten Steps to Nanette – out now
Multi-award-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby broke comedy with her show Nanette when she declared that she was quitting stand-up. She has written a book that takes us through the defining moments in her life, which led to the creation of this show and her powerful decision to tell the truth – no matter the cost.
This unique special was a viral success that left audiences captivated by her blistering honesty and her ability to create both tension and laughter in a single moment. Gadsby’s worldwide fame might have led some to believe she was an overnight sensation, but like everything else about her, the path from open mic to the global stage was hard fought and anything but linear.
Ten Steps to Nanette traces her growth as a queer person from Tasmania—where homosexuality was illegal until 1997—to her ever-evolving relationship with comedy, to her struggle with late-in-life diagnoses of autism and ADHD, and finally to the backbone of Nanette: the renouncement of self-deprecation, the rejection of misogyny, and the moral significance of truth-telling.
Harrowing and hilarious, Ten Steps to Nanette continues Gadsby’s tradition of confounding expectations and norms, properly introducing us to one of the most explosive, formative voices of our time.
“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” —Hannah Gadsby, Nanette
Ten Steps to Nanette is out now and available to order from Booktopia