Janey's latest chapter
Godley lands book deal
Comic Janey Godley has landed a book deal on the back of her Edinburgh Fringe show.
The Glaswegian stand-up is now writing the story of her life before she came into comedy from Random House.
It will cover the murder of her mother, her abuse at the hands of her uncle and the consequences of heroin abuse of those close to her.
Godley turned the experiences into a one-woman play, Point Of Yes, which she performed at this year's Fringe. There it was seen by writer John Fleming, who suggested it would make a good book.
Godley told Chortle: "I promptly sent stuff to Random House that I had written about my past, they were very impressed at the content and story so they offered me this book deal. I was amazed and stunned
"Being a stand up is everything to me but I tried new stuff this year and I became a playwright and actor for the Fringe and ended up an author. It has been a great learning curve for me and am really looking forward to getting on with the book. I do seem to have an abundance of weird life anecdotes."
Fleming, who recenty edited the collection Sit-Down Comedy, will be helping Godley with the book.
He said: "It is a fairly relentlessly horrific life story, but told by a funny woman."
The book is scheduled to be published by Random House's imprint Ebury Press in May 2005.
Posted: 4 Nov 2003