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Rolling with the Punchlines

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  95 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Allen & Unwin
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Julie Garner
Dec 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hilariously funny!! Open and honest. Urzilla covers a wide range of topics and issues that cropped up throughout her life and how they affected her and the world around us. Although funny, there are moments when you feel for her, as a child and again as an adult.
Janine
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
A quick easy enjoyable read, perfect for summer reading on the beach. Would appeal to fan's of Uzrila's brand of humor (which I enjoy!) Was surprised to read what a hard start to life she had & her grit, humor and optimism has enabled her to live life to the fullest.
Katrina
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
She's had an interesting read-worthy life. Her reasons for leaving South Africa were horrific. Some parts made me laugh out loud but she's way funnier in person than on the page.
Linda
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: memoir
A sometimes very funny, sometimes poignant memoir. I laughed so much in some places and in others felt a deep sadness. It's all about living life to its fullest and having a laugh along the way. A great read!!
Marielle
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love this book. Love Urzila. Love comedy. Didn't want it to end :)
Teao
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I learnt some new things about Africa and had some great laughs.
Sarah Evans
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book.
Especially the part about the fringe.
Had to stop reading because I can't read and laugh.
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In “Rolling with the Punches”, Urzila Carlson talks candidly about her childhood, her family, her abusive dad, and about growing up in South Africa. Her memoir is filled with humorous stories about both the big things in life, like Coming Out, and the little things, like a particularly traumatic waxing experience. But it’s not all laughter and lightness, Carlson also tells us some darker tales such as the incident that led to her decision to leave South Africa and move to New Zealand.
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