Don't Laugh, It'll Only Encourage Her

Don't Laugh, It'll Only Encourage Her

The No 1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Summary

Discover the funniest memoir of 2021, written by the most relatable woman in the world - Daisy May Cooper, creator and star of BBC's award-winning comedy This Country

THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELELLER
A TIMES BEST COMEDY BOOK OF 2021


'Brilliant. A joy and a delight - I laughed out loud! An absolute cracker' ZOE BALL
'A riot from start to finish' DAILY MIRROR
'Hilarious' SUN
'Thank goodness for gloriously silly Daisy May Cooper. Joyful, irreverent and totally uplifting' THE TIMES
'The funniest woman on TV' GUARDIAN
'Hilarious' DAILY EXPRESS
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'When I'm up on stage, I don't want to be anywhere else in the world'

Since I was little, I've had a cast of characters living inside my head, an over-active imagination and the urge to be a massive f**king show-off. Not only was my family completely insane, but we grew up battling rural poverty, and together with my brother Charlie, I staggered my way through adolescence like a p**sed-up butterfly.

In Don't Laugh, It'll Only Encourage Her, I'll take you on a rollercoaster ride so extreme it'll make you laugh, then cry, then barf your guts up.

From my misspent childhood skulking around car boot sales to reimagining WWE Smackdowns for a Cirencester audience; from my one-armed internet boyfriend to a lover who doubled as a coat-stand; from snogging a pole at a lap-dancing audition to imitating a warthog at RADA to finally having This Country commissioned by the BBC.

And, I answer all of life's great mysteries . . .

Can wall plaster be part of your five-a-day?
Can the afterlife be found in the back of a sh**ty pub?
How do you give your tits added drama?
Who dropped the monster turd at the fake audition?
How much of a humiliating, ridiculous, screw-up of a sh**-storm life do you need to have led before you finally achieve your dream . . . ?

Reviews

  • Brilliant. A joy and a delight - I laughed out loud! An absolute cracker
    Zoe Ball

About the author

Daisy May Cooper

Daisy May Cooper is an award-winning comedy actress and writer. She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2018 for her role as Kerry Mucklowe in the BBC Three series This Country, a mockumentary-style show about the eccentricities of life in rural England, which she co-created and co-wrote with her brother, Charlie Cooper. This Country has also won multiple BAFTA awards.

She recently starred in Armando Iannucci's The Personal History of David Copperfield, and has featured on TV shows including Avenue 5, Doc Martin and The Wrong Mans.
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