Monday, April 26, 2010

Dame Edna Book in the UK!

Hello Possums!

My darlings, we're quivering with excitement! Barry Humphries' new book 'Handling Edna' is now available for pre-order in the UK! In October we brought you news of the book's release down-under, with an extract and interview with the great man himself.

And now it's possible for us to secure our copy, and add it to the other great titles on our bookshelves including 'My Gorgeous Life' and 'Dame Edna's Bedside Companion'. How fabulous!

And what delicious Dame details await us? Based on the Amazon description, we suspect that Edna may not be terribly pleased with her manager Barry:

In this unauthorised biography of Dame Edna Everage, acquired for an unprecedented advance and in spectacular secrecy, her 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. Superstar, swami, confidante and advisor to royalty, Hollywood stars and international political leaders, Dame Edna's life has catapulted her 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.

Dame Edna will not like this book but Barry knows everything - the who, the why and the where - and in this much-anticipated work he will, for the first time, reveal all. This exhaustively researched account of Edna's roller-coaster life will surely dominate the bestsellers lists. Essential reading for scholars, female achievers, fans of Dame Edna and those who feel that behind the fairytale career lies a darker and more sinister story.

Quicksticks! You can pre-order here:

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dame Edna: Farewell Broadway, Hello White House!

Oh Possums!

It's with a joyous heart we reveal that as Dame Edna finishes her recent run on Broadway, she may now be setting her sights on the top job in the USA.

Her 'manager' Barry Humphries explains to

I'm giving you an absolute exclusive: Edna intends to run for office in the United States of America. It will be the first time you've ever had, well, an Australian president... There is a way. I'm talking to lawyers, international lawyers as it is.

There's no doubt that in these trying times, we all need her caring and sharing in the upper echelons of power, and wouldn't the Oval Office look gorgeous with vases of gladioli all around? Call me old-fashioned, Possums, but I think it would!

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