From the best-selling and acclaimed author Barbara Else, Laughing at the Dark is a funny, moving memoir about how she rebelled against being a ‘good girl’.
By the time she was in her forties, Barbara was married to a globally recognised academic physician and had two beautiful teenage daughters. As her writing career developed, her husband became angry at the prospect of her being anything but a housewife. In a moment of madness — or realisation — she packed her car and took off to live with the man who would become her second husband.
With her trademark wit and humour, Barbara poignantly describes her transformation from a shy but stubborn child into a fulfilled and successful adult.
‘I laughed and laughed, and I cried and cried. It’s got everything in it except a murder.’ — Lesley Graham, soprano (and totally unbiased sister)
Library categories: Adult – Biographies – Memoirs
Reading Age: Adult
RRP: Paperback NZ$40.00
Published in NZ by Penguin Random House New Zealand