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Whether lighting up the small screen, stealing scenes on the big screen or starring on the stage, Andrea Martin has long entertained Canadians with her hilarious characterizations and heartwarming performances. An important player in SCTV, the funniest show ever to come out of Canada, Martin helped change the face of television by introducing us to a host of characters, including the indomitable Edith Prickley. Martin has worked stages, sets and even trapezes across North America, playing to houses packed with adoring fans, all of whom instantly recognize the star who has entertained us for nearly forty years.

In Lady Parts, Martin, for the first time, shares her fondest remembrances of a life in show business, motherhood, relationships, no relationships, family, chimps in tutus, squirrels, and why she flies to Atlanta to get her hair cut. Martin opens up her heart in a series of eclectic, human, always entertaining and often moving essays. Lady Parts will make you giggle and may make you cry-a powerful collection of stories by a woman with a truly storied life.

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Critical Praise

“I have loved Andrea Martin from afar for many years, but now, after reading this funny and heroically honest book, I would like to take things to the ‘next level’ and marry her.” —Tina Fey

“A lively, bawdy, and emotional memoir from one of our finest comedic artists.” —Steve Martin

“Andrea Martin’s genius at combining hilarity and poignancy is breathtaking and will break your heart. From the first page, you nkow this is going to be a brilliant and joyous ride with one of the truly great, funny originals.” —Martin Short

“Andrea Martin is a remarkable woman, and she has written a remarkable book of very personal, brutally honest, hilariously funny, and incredibly moving essays.” —Nathan Lane

“Martin’s new book is filled with her trademark humour.” —CBC.ca

“Our country’s favourite funnywoman.” —Toronto Star

“[A] hilarious autobiographical book. . . . What shines through most in Lady Parts is her wonderful warmth and humanity.” —Huffington Post

Lady Parts transcends the conventions of celebrity memoir to reveal, with incredible and moving honesty, the insides of a gymnastic brain on overdrive.” —Sam Wasson, New York Times-bestselling author of Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. and Fosse

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443409391
  • ISBN 10: 1443409391
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 09/02/2014
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: 29.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BISAC2: HUMOR / General
  • BISAC3: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

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