The Lucy Family Alphabet
Publisher:Penguin Books Australia
Judith Lucy has always used stories about her extraordinary family as material for her one-woman shows. Her mother was afraid of water and shampoo, ate only cream-cheese and raspberry cordial, and refused to let Judith go swimming or turn off any appliances. Her father wore makeup, loved car crashes and pretended to be retarded to get into the football for free. And that was before she discovered she was adopted. At the age of 25. On Christmas Day. When her sister-in-law told her. Her childhood fantasy that these crazy people were not really her parents had actually come true! They weren't! But a fantasy for a child can be a nightmare for an adult, and this revelation left Lucy with some life-changing questions - not just ""Why didn't you mention it before now?“, but ”Who are my parents, then?“ and as a result, ”Who am I?"" From 'A is for Adoption' to 'Z is for Zorba', this extremely funny and ruthlessly honest tribute exposes the lunatics who gave Judith Lucy a hair-raising upbringing, and also a career.
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