What Women Want

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Random House Australia, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
In What Women Want Nelly gives a very honest and funny take on life for Australian women in the 21st century. Nelly addresses all the challenges and opportunities, big and small, facing women today. Through hilarious stories from her own life Nelly gives us a refreshing perspective on just how much life has changed for women of her generation, and tries to answer the question; what do women want? The promise of progress—some of it feminist, some of it from other sources—doesn't seem to have been fulfilled. So many modern women seem to feel under pressure rather than free. Some of us are experiencing all this choice, all these options, as a burden. We've all felt that paralysis at the super-market when confronted with 738 varieties of deodorant—what is the difference between the deodorants, is one better than the other, will it harm me, can I afford it, do I even need it? I think that might be a metaphor writ large for an entire generation. We've got a lot of options, but how the hell do we choose?

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I am half a generation older than the author, but her tale rang true to me as a late baby-boomer woman who was told I was as good as any boy (by my parents and my headmistress) yet no-one else of my ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Nelly Thomas is one of Australia's most natural and intelligent performers. Swinging fast and boldly between refined social satire and a guilty gorging on junk TV, you'd be hard pressed to find a more engaging, thought-provoking comedy experience.

Nelly sprung into comedy suddenly, winning the Comedy Festival's Raw Comedy competition in 2003. In eight action packed years since then, she has directed Barry Award winning Maria Bamford, toured nationally and internationally, established her own Melbourne comedy room and toured shows around the world.

Nelly has released her first DVD The Talk - a sexual health and ethics DVD for teens and their carers - to popular acclaim.

In addition Nelly is a regular guest and co-host on ABC Radio 774 and has had numerous other media appearances on the Comedy Channel, ABC TV and local community radio.

What Women Want is Nelly's first book.

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