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Thursday 2 March 2023

Review: The Comedienne's Guide To Pride

Sydney based author Hayli Thomson delivers a topical but relatable debut novel about being true to yourself.

Dilemma – on one hand the opportunity of a lifetime, but to accept it will mean telling everyone who you really are?

Taylor Parker has always wanted to be a comedian. So when Taylor is accepted as a finalist for a diverse writers’ internship at Saturday Night Live – she is equal parts excited and anxious. The opportunity will turn her world upside down.

To win, Taylor will need to come out about both her secrets – she wants to be a comedian and also a lesbian.

On top of that Taylor has a crush on Salem’s most bewitching actress – out and proud classmate Charlotte Grey.

Can Taylor be brave and tell the world who she really is? And will she get the girl?

This novel whips along with sassy lovable characters that will have you laughing out loud. Thomson captures the angst of Taylor’s internal voice as she wrestles with her true feelings and ambitions.

This hilarious queer rom-com is not to be missed.

Title: The Comedienne’s Guide to Pride
Author: Hayli Thomson
Publisher: HarperCollins, $19.99
Publication Date: 15 June 2022
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781460762325
For ages: 14+
Type: Young Adult Fiction