"Now I could let these dream killers kill my self-esteem, or use my arrogance as the steam to power my dreams." – Kanye Omari West, 'Last Call'
I summoned the power of Kanye and wrote 'No Way! Okay, Fine.' a pop culture memoir. It's out in July through Hachette Australia, and you're invited to help me celebrate!
Bring your friends, more-than-friends and enemies to the Gasometer upstairs to have a drink, buy a book and hear from some of my favourite performers.
There'll be performances by the tenderest choir in town, CRYING ON THE EASTERN FREEWAY, and the cheekiest li'l punks, SUSS CUNTS, as well as a DJ set by ultimate heartbreaker, JAPANESE WALLPAPER.
I already bought a fancy dress and a purse too small to fit my phone in. It's gonna be great!
Just for kicks, here are some cute things a few cute people have said about the book:
"Brodie is whip smart; merging pop-culture references with vulnerable, personal experiences to create a collection that reads like a hilarious catch-up call with an old friend. What a pleasure to hear from this fresh, extremely relevant point of view." Abbi Jacobson, CO-CREATOR / WRITER / STAR of BROAD CITY
"I wish Brodie was the voice of my inner monologue; narrating me through life with her fierce intelligence and never-ending pop culture references. Instead, I'll just settle for this extremely relatable, unashamedly funny, powerful and beautifully vulnerable book No Way! Okay, Fine." Courtney Barnett, ARIA award winning and Grammy nominated songwriter and musician.
'Brodie Lancaster is a thoughtful and patient writer, and this book is a generous, deep dive into her psyche. Brodie's thoughts about her body, her friends and lovers, her choices and fears are all presented with the same staccato blast of pop culture touchstones, and if you love boy bands/the internet/reality television/the Gilmore Girls/literally every other thing that is good in the world, you will adore this book.' Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of THE VACATIONERS and MODERN LOVERS.