Don’t Laugh, It Will Only Encourage Her


Life hasn’t always been straightforward for Daisy May Cooper: growing up in rural poverty in Gloucestershire with her brother Chaz, she had to work a myriad of low-paid and unrewarding jobs just to make ends meet. ‘Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her’ is the endearingly honest and hilarious memoir from the creator and star of award-winning BBC comedy ‘This Country’.

ISBN: 9780241503584 Author: Cooper, Daisy May Publisher: Michael Joseph Publication Date: 28th October 2021 Imprint: Michael Joseph Cover: Hardback Dewey: 792.028092 (edition:23) Pages: 401 , 16 unnumbered of plates Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

Discover the funniest book you’ll read this year, written by the most relatable woman in the world, Daisy May Cooper


‘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

‘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 . . . ?

**Please note all Amazon copies are unsigned**

In stock