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BOOK EXTRACT: THE TOUR: A MEMOIR, BY DENISE SCOTT

Stand-up comic, Denise Scott is back – sharing the stories of being on tour in regional Australia… with a bunch of young male comics on a tiny bus.

“It was mid journey on those long, long stretches of empty road that Denise confronts her own issues of ageing, motherhood, sex, intimacy, regret and wearing your bathers in public.”

 

Chapter One

Beginnings

I grew up in an outer Melbourne suburb called Greensborough, so named because it was green. And that’s about all you need to know. Put it this way: Greens- borough in the late 1950s was hardly known for its wow factor. And that suited ...

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5 Comments

  • Reply December 4, 2012

    carole/m

    Oh My God Denise, I can’t believe this, it’s so funny, It’s my life growing in Ivanhoe Housing Commission, not far from Heidelberg.
    The funniest thing is that I was also forced to have the Toni Perm . I’ve spent my whole life jokingly telling people that I was psychologically
    damaged forever by the ” Toni “.
    I actually hid in my room and refused to go to school for days , I was prepared to die at home rather than die of embarrassment at school .
    I wear my hair straight to this day.

    I’ll just have to buy the book. What a laugh.

  • Reply December 17, 2012

    Leonie Smith

    Oooh me wanty right now! Can I buy as an ebook yet? On a camping holiday and need a good read!

  • Reply December 17, 2012

    Leonie Smith

    Yup goddit 12 bucks on iBooks! Yay

  • Reply December 19, 2012

    Mandy

    This is fabulous. Can’t wait to read the whole lot. I live in Greensborough now and it cracks me up to think of life here in the 50s – all those neat, sewing mothers. So different to now.

  • Reply January 27, 2013

    ro.watson

    I love the way you write, Denise. Very closely observed and felt?

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