Strong Female Character by Fern Brady

Nero Book Awards Winner

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$23.99

NERO BOOK AWARDS WINNER 2023

WINNER, NON FICTION BOOK 2023, BOOKS ARE MY BAG AWARDS

SHORTLIST, BOOKSHOP.ORG INDIE CHAMPIONS

SHORTLIST, AMAZON NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

SHORTLIST, GOODREADS CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Audible Books of the Year 2023

The Times Books of the Year 2023

Apple Best Audiobooks of 2023

BOOKSHOP.ORG Book of the Month January 2024

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘I tore through this hilarious, smart, sad, revealing book’ – BobOdenkirk

‘Funny, sharp and has incredible clarity’ – Jon Ronson

‘An absolute riot. I'm literally going to read it again once I've finished,and I'm a miserable bastard…it's a belter’ – FRANKIE BOYLE

‘Strong Female Character is a testament to the importance ofself-knowledge.’ – Rachael Healy, The Guardian

A summary of my book:

1. I'm diagnosed with autism 20 years after telling a doctorI had it.

2. My terrible Catholic childhood: I hate my parents etc.

3. My friendship with an elderly man who runs the corner shop and isdefinitely not trying to groom me. I get groomed.

4. Homelessness.

5. Stripping.

6. More stripping but with more nervous breakdowns.

7. I hate everyone at uni and live with a psycho etc.

8. REDACTED as too spicy.

9. After everyone tells me I don't look autistic, I try to cure my autismand get addicted to Xanax.

10. REDACTED as too embarrassing.

‘Fern's book, like everything she does, is awesome. Incredibly funny, andso unapologetically frank that I feel genuinely sorry for her lawyers.’ –PHIL WANG

‘Of course it's funny – it's Fern Brady – but this book is alsodeeply moving and eye-opening’

  • ADAM KAY

‘It made me laugh out loud and broke my heart and made me weep…I hopeabsolutely everyone reads this, and it makes them kinder and more curious aboutthe way we all live’ – DAISY BUCHANAN

‘Glorious. Frank but nuanced, a memoir that doesn't sacrifice voice orself-awareness. And it has brilliant things to say about being autistic andbeing funny’ – ELLE MCNICOLL

‘A set text for all of us in 2023’ – DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE

‘Fern is a brilliant, beautiful writer with a unique voice and even moreunique story. Astute, honest and very, very funny.’ – LOU SANDERS

‘So funny and brilliant’ – HOLLY SMALE

‘Witty, dry, and gimlet-eyed, Strong Female Character is a necessarycorrective. Brady offers a compelling, messy, highly resonant portrait of whatmasked Autism feels like.’ – Devon Price, author of Unmasking Autism

NERO BOOK AWARDS WINNER 2023

WINNER, NON FICTION BOOK 2023, BOOKS ARE MY BAG AWARDS

SHORTLIST, BOOKSHOP.ORG INDIE CHAMPIONS

SHORTLIST, AMAZON NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR

SHORTLIST, GOODREADS CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Audible Books of the Year 2023

The Times Books of the Year 2023

Apple Best Audiobooks of 2023

BOOKSHOP.ORG Book of the Month January 2024

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘I tore through this hilarious, smart, sad, revealing book’ – BobOdenkirk

‘Funny, sharp and has incredible clarity’ – Jon Ronson

‘An absolute riot. I'm literally going to read it again once I've finished,and I'm a miserable bastard…it's a belter’ – FRANKIE BOYLE

‘Strong Female Character is a testament to the importance ofself-knowledge.’ – Rachael Healy, The Guardian

A summary of my book:

1. I'm diagnosed with autism 20 years after telling a doctorI had it.

2. My terrible Catholic childhood: I hate my parents etc.

3. My friendship with an elderly man who runs the corner shop and isdefinitely not trying to groom me. I get groomed.

4. Homelessness.

5. Stripping.

6. More stripping but with more nervous breakdowns.

7. I hate everyone at uni and live with a psycho etc.

8. REDACTED as too spicy.

9. After everyone tells me I don't look autistic, I try to cure my autismand get addicted to Xanax.

10. REDACTED as too embarrassing.

‘Fern's book, like everything she does, is awesome. Incredibly funny, andso unapologetically frank that I feel genuinely sorry for her lawyers.’ –PHIL WANG

‘Of course it's funny – it's Fern Brady – but this book is alsodeeply moving and eye-opening’

  • ADAM KAY

‘It made me laugh out loud and broke my heart and made me weep…I hopeabsolutely everyone reads this, and it makes them kinder and more curious aboutthe way we all live’ – DAISY BUCHANAN

‘Glorious. Frank but nuanced, a memoir that doesn't sacrifice voice orself-awareness. And it has brilliant things to say about being autistic andbeing funny’ – ELLE MCNICOLL

‘A set text for all of us in 2023’ – DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE

‘Fern is a brilliant, beautiful writer with a unique voice and even moreunique story. Astute, honest and very, very funny.’ – LOU SANDERS

‘So funny and brilliant’ – HOLLY SMALE

‘Witty, dry, and gimlet-eyed, Strong Female Character is a necessarycorrective. Brady offers a compelling, messy, highly resonant portrait of whatmasked Autism feels like.’ – Devon Price, author of Unmasking Autism

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