Ten Steps to Nanette is a gripping and powerful memoir by LGBTQ+ icon Hannah Gadsby. It tells the story of her difficult journey from small-town Tasmania to international fame, highlighting the moments that have shaped her life and made her the groundbreaking artist she is today. With searing honesty and irreverent wit, Gadsby lays bare her struggles with homophobia, depression, and self-doubt, describing how art became both her salvation and source of torment. Ultimately, this unforgettable account offers an inspiring message of hope and self-acceptance that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like an outsider.” I absolutely loved this book! Hannah Gadsby is a brilliant writer and I felt like.
For who is this book for ?
This book is definitely geared towards LGBTQ+ readers, but anyone who enjoys memoirs or stories about overcoming adversity will appreciate it as well.
- Brilliant writer
- Powerful story
- Inspiring message
- I felt like the ending was a little rushed
- I would have liked more detail about her art career
- I wanted to hear more about her personal life
Learn more about the author
Hannah Gadsby is a comedian and artist from Tasmania, Australia. She is the creator and star of the Netflix Original stand-up comedy special Nanette, which has been critically acclaimed worldwide.
“Incredibly powerful and moving”
“Ten Steps to Nanette is an amazing, powerful read. Hannah Gadsby’s story is one of courage and self-acceptance in the face of prejudice and discrimination, and her writing is both lyrical and searingly honest. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand what it means to be LGBTQ+, as well as for anyone who appreciates great memoirs.”
“This is an amazing, must-read book for anyone who wants to learn more about Hannah Gadsby or LGBTQ+ rights. It provides a detailed and emotional look at her life and how she became the incredible person she is today.”
“This is a beautifully written, powerful memoir that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like an outsider. Gadsby is a gifted storyteller and her prose is both lyrical and searingly honest. Her account of life as a gay woman growing up in rural Tasmania is moving and at times heartbreaking, but it’s also peppered with flashes of wit and humour that make it impossible to put down. Ten Steps to Nanette is ultimately an uplifting read full of hope and self-acceptance.”