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Don't Laugh, It'll Only Encourage Her: The No 1 Sunday Times Bestseller

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She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2018 for her role as Kerry Mucklowe in the BBC Three series This Country, a mockumentary-style show about the eccentricities of life in rural England, which she co-created and co-wrote with her brother, Charlie Cooper. This book proves it’s absurd for anybody to think they know more about being funny than Daisy May Cooper. This book starts off amazing and until about 3/4 of the way through stays consistently funny (I’m still thinking about that showcase in under the pub) but I can’t help but feel the last few chapters were really rushed!

Don't Laugh, It'll Only Encourage Her is the endearingly honest and hilarious memoir from the creator and star of award-winning BBC comedy This Country. Daisy and Charlie are contracted to do a cleaning job for three hours, but manage to do it in 20 minutes. One of the most hilarious books I’ve read - so many anecdotes I was nearly crying with laughter on the train.

It was heart wrenching hearing Daisy discuss her days of living on the poverty line before the break through of “This Country,” and she is a testimony to all those who pushed through the darkest of times, persevered and carried on fighting for their dreams.

As for ‘accidentally’ spending the student grant on a London hotel’s penthouse suite before RADA, Daisy really doesn’t come off as very sharp.

I didn't think it was necessary to have those parts because there were proper photos in 2 sections of the book. The family also always believed in her dream to become an actor which was characterised by setback after setback. I’m so delighted I chose to review this in the audio format because what else could be better than Daisy May Cooper reading her own memoir? Her strength, courage and determination to succeed shines through this, under the protection of her signature hysterical, and eye watering humor. I'm a big fan of Daisy May Cooper and the wonderful This Country, and picked up Don't Laugh, It'll Only Encourage Her in an Audible deal.

And just how much of a humiliating, ridiculous, screw-up of a s**t-storm life did I need to lead before I could finally realise my dream?

All the same Daisy May Cooper has fucking been THROUGH IT and she’s a walking example of how never giving up on something you really want will eventually pay off ! Overall a darker and more tragic read than what I was expecting, but with some good laugh out loud moments.

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