Katherine Ryan writes her autobiography | 'From Hooters waitress to comedy megastar' © James Gilham

Katherine Ryan writes her autobiography

'From Hooters waitress to comedy megastar'

Katherine Ryan is writing her autobiography, The Audacity, to will be published in September.

It is her first book and will tell of her ‘journey from a naïve ex-Hooters waitress fresh off the boat from Canada to comedy megastar’.

Chapters will include: How to Potty Train Your Baby at 10 Months, How to Cut Off Your Racist Aunties, How to Marry Your High School Boyfriend and How to Co-Parent when you're a Single Mum.

Ten publishers were involved in a bidding war for the title, which eventually went to Blink Publishing.

Ryan said: ‘While I've been very blessed to have worked in comedy for over a decade, The Audacity gives me the opportunity to connect with people more fully and honestly than a panel show allows. 

‘I've learned to be a sharp-shooter on stage, but there are so many stories that I'm eager to tell in more sincere, longer form. I hope it gives people a laugh, an insight, and hopefully some encouragement on how to live their most fulfilled, authentic lives.

Blink Publishing  add: 'The Audacity combines Katherine's unerring ear for the perfect line with the warmth, compassion and hard-won wisdom that makes up a life on and off stage.'

Susannah Otter, editorial director of Blink Publishing, said: 'There were few reasons to be cheerful last year, but the prospect of this brilliant book and the joy of working with Katherine and her team kept everyone at Blink going throughout.

'Katherine’s comedy always gets straight to the heart of the matter, whether that matter is the egregious nature of "say no to this" in Hamilton or the importance of a decent surgeon.

'She not only makes us all laugh, she teaches us to watch for the pitfalls in life and scramble out of them as gracefully as we can manage.  I can’t wait for the world to read The Audacity, which combines her unerring ear for the perfect line with the warmth, compassion and hard-won wisdom that makes up a life on and off stage.’

It will be published in hardback, eBook and audiobook formats from September 30, soon after the comic is scheduled to start her new stand-up tour, Missus.

Order The Audacity here.

Published: 26 Jan 2021

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