Don't Laugh, It'll Only Encourage Her
Discover the funniest memoir of 2021, written by the most relatable woman in the world - Daisy May Cooper, creator and star of BBC's award-winning comedy This Country
'Brilliant. A joy and a delight - I laughed out loud! An absolute cracker'
'A riot from start to finish'
'Thank goodness for gloriously silly Daisy May Cooper. Joyful, irreverent and totally uplifting'
'The funniest woman on TV'
'When I'm up on stage, I don't want to be anywhere else in the world'Since I was little, I've had a cast of characters living inside my head, an over-active imagination and the urge to be a massive f**king show-off.
Not only was my family completely insane, but we grew up battling rural poverty, and together with my brother Charlie, I staggered my way through adolescence like a p**sed-up butterfly. In Don't Laugh, It'll Only Encourage Her, I'll take you on a rollercoaster ride so extreme it'll make you laugh, then cry, then barf your guts up. From my misspent childhood skulking around car boot sales to reimagining WWE Smackdowns for a Cirencester audience; from my one-armed internet boyfriend to a lover who doubled as a coat-stand; from snogging a pole at a lap-dancing audition to imitating a warthog at RADA to finally having This Country commissioned by the BBC.
And, I answer all of life's great mysteries . . .
Can wall plaster be part of your five-a-day?Can the afterlife be found in the back of a sh**ty pub?How do you give your tits added drama?Who dropped the monster turd at the fake audition?How much of a humiliating, ridiculous, screw-up of a sh**-storm life do you need to have led before you finally achieve your dream . . .