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Handling Edna

Barry Humphries

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Australia, Biography: general, Biography: business & industry, Biography: arts & entertainment, Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

An intimate and penetrating examination of the world's most famous woman, Dame Edna Everage, by the man who knows her best.

In this unauthorised biography, acquired for an unprecedented advance and in spectacular secrecy, long-time manager and the man who was there from the very beginning, Barry Humphries takes a behind-the-scenes, no-holds-barred look at an icon of our times - Dame Edna Everage.

Superstar, swami, confidante and advisor to royalty, Hollywood stars and international political leaders, Dame Edna s life has catapulted her far from her humble Moonee Ponds beginnings as a suburban housewife to the most elite social and artistic circles in the world. Who would have thought that this modest Australian woman could achieve so much from London to Louisiana to New York to Tokyo? Who could have anticipated her global fame? Barry Humphries certainly didn't.

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Praise for Handling Edna

  • 'A very, very funny expose of an Australian icon.' - Sunday Telegraph

  • Without question, the most famous Australian woman in the world. - Sydney Morning Herald

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Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries is an internationally famous comedian, actor and writer and Dame Edna Everage is his most famous creation. He is the author of numerous books, including two volumes of autobiography.

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