Queer comedian Hannah Gadsby took the world by storm with the success of her Netflix comedy special, Nanette. But Gadsby isn’t stopping anytime soon—in fact, she’s working on a new memoir.
Gadsby finalized a book deal with Australian publisher Allen & Unwin, reports Vulture. Titled Ten Steps to Nanette, the memoir is scheduled to be released next year, described by the publisher as “a memoir that follows the funny and sometimes dark events of the Australian comedian’s life leading up to her realization that she had to quit comedy as she knew it.”
Ballantine bought Hannah Gadsby’s first book, Ten Steps to Nanette, "a memoir that follows the funny and sometimes dark events of the Australian comedian’s life leading up to her realization that she had to quit comedy as she knew it."
— Alexandra Alter (@xanalter) August 14, 2018
As the Australian release writes, Gadsby’s memoir will follow “in the vein of David Sedaris” to write a “string of stories that draws together varied funny and sometimes dark events of her life, compelling readers to understand the damage society can visit upon those (like Hannah) who find themselves on the outside.”
Ten Steps to Nanette was supposed to be released to Australian bookstores earlier this year, but the comedian shared that she had to put writing the book temporarily aside “due to the emotional demands of the show, which she describes as a beast.”
Look out for Gadsby’s memoir in 2019. And in the meantime, enjoy Nanette, available to stream on Netflix.