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The Resource The Lucy family alphabet, Judith Lucy ; read by Judith Lucy, (sound recording)

The Lucy family alphabet, Judith Lucy ; read by Judith Lucy, (sound recording)

Label
The Lucy family alphabet
Title
The Lucy family alphabet
Statement of responsibility
Judith Lucy ; read by Judith Lucy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Judith Lucy has been cracking jokes about her parents for years. But when a birth relative's casual comment implied that she despised them, Judith was shocked. Sure, she had been talking about Ann and Tony Lucy like they were one-dimensional Irish nutbags who'd ruined her life for years, but there was always more to them and her own feelings than that. So Judith decided it was time to write the full story of her parents and her childhood. And here it is, a reference book on all things Lucy from: A is for Adoption (she is) to C is for Cleaning (they didn't) and for Counselling (you'll find out why she had a lot of it) to D is for Diets (she was put on one at eight) to H is for Heart Attack (her father's) to M is for Make Up (her father's) to N is for Nuts (there was a falling out over testicles) to R is for Review (to do with Nuts) to T is for Tanscendental Meditation (it didn't work) to X is for Xmas (when a lot of this started) and beyond... In amongst the gags Judith explores the people her parents were and the impact of finding out - at twenty-five - that she was adopted. We meet Judith's birth mother but learn that ultimately it was her very unusual parents who made her who she is today. The Lucy Family Alphabet is funny and ruthlessly honest, but also a moving tribute to the lunatics who raised one of Australia's best-known comedians
Summary
Judith Lucy has been cracking jokes about her parents for much of her career. But when a birth relative's casual comment implied that she must despise them, Judith was shocked. Sure, for years she had been talking about Ann and Tony Lucy like they were one-dimensional Irish nut bags who'd ruined her life, but who - in the end - doesn't love their parents? If only she'd been told before the age of 25 that they weren't actually her parents... From 'A' is for Adoption to 'Z' is for Zorba, this is the full story of one particular family, shown at their best, at their worst, and every letter in between
Award
Australian Book Industry Awards, Biography of the Year, 2009.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
326913
Cataloging source
VALP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lucy, Judith
Dewey number
B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lucy, Judith
  • Problem families
  • Adoptees
  • Women comedians
Target audience
adult
Label
The Lucy family alphabet, Judith Lucy ; read by Judith Lucy, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Control code
000043495397
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
5 sound discs (CD) (5hr., 46min.)
Isbn
9781742141015
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 081168
Label
The Lucy family alphabet, Judith Lucy ; read by Judith Lucy, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Control code
000043495397
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
5 sound discs (CD) (5hr., 46min.)
Isbn
9781742141015
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
BAB 081168

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