Ten Steps to Nanette traces Gadsby's growth as a queer person from Tasmania - where homosexuality was illegal until 1997 - to her ever-evolving relationship with comedy, to her struggle with late-in-life diagnoses of autism and ADHD, and finally to the backbone of Nanette - the renouncement of self-deprecation, the rejection of misogyny, and the moral significance of truth-telling.
Equal parts harrowing and hilarious, Ten Steps to Nanette continues Gadsby's tradition of confounding expectations and norms, properly introducing us to one of the most explosive, formative voices of our time.
'Hannah is a Promethean force, a revolutionary talent ...This hilarious, touching, and sometimes tragic book is all about where her fires were lit.' -Emma Thompson
'Similar to her groundbreaking comedy specials Douglas and Nanette, Gadsby's memoir reads like a conversation with a longtime friend... A can't-miss memoir that will make readers laugh, cry, and everything in between.' -Library Journal (starred review)
'A witty and provocatively written life story.'-KIRKUS
'Ten Steps to Nanette is equal parts hilarious and harrowing, confronting and comforting. Gadsby's authenticity and vulnerability shine through.' -Stuff.co.nz