Author(s): Kitty Flanagan
Kitty Flanagan has been locked in an industrial freezer in Western Australia, been insulted about the size of her lady parts in Singapore and borne witness to the world's most successful wife swap in suburban Sydney. It's these valuable lessons from The University of Life that have taught her so many things, including the fact that one should never ever use a hackneyed and annoying cliche like 'The University of Life'. In these funny, true stories, Kitty provides advice you didn't even know you needed. Useful tips on how not to get murdered while hitch-hiking, how to break up with someone the wrong way, and the right way, why it's important to keep your top on while waitressing, and why women between the ages of thirty-seven and forty-two should be banned from internet dating. Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies is a collection of laugh-out-loud, cautionary tales from one of Australia's top comedians. 'Shut your mouth, Flanagan, or you'll do fifteen in the freezer.' Gary - factory foreman'Finally, a book that doesn't tell you to stop eating sugar.' Kitty Flanagan - I mean, some other woman'I was hoping there'd be more about arson.' Bernie Bridges - local firestarter
Kitty Flanagan is one of Australia's best known comedians. Before that she was one of Australia's least known waitresses at the Pizza Hut.Kitty is a writer and performer and can be seen as herself on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering and not as herself in the Working Dog series Utopia. Previously she appeared in her own segment on The Project every Tuesday night. She also shows up regularly on the comedy news quiz programme, Have You Been Paying Attention.Her favourite food is soup, closely followed by fried potatoes of any kind. She lives in Sydney with her dog Henry, her cat Sarge and a lovely Magnolia tree called Mary. Kitty hopes to one day develop some skills, get an education and find a real job.