• No Way! Okay, Fine.

  • A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings
  • By: Brodie Lancaster
  • Narrated by: Brodie Lancaster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-27-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Australia Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A fresh new voice in Australian nonfiction, No Way! Okay, Fine. is a memoir from freelance journalist and editor Brodie Lancaster.
Short-listed for The Richell Prize for Emerging Writers 2015.
'I identified early on that my role in relationships was the sidekick, the platonic female cast member in an all-male production, or the friend who was relied on selectively when other options were unavailable. I was the comic relief or the stand-in, never the lead. I knew this, I felt it, I wrote it down, but I didn't dare say it aloud because that would prove that I cared, and caring wasn't cool.'
From the small town in regional Australia where she was told that 'girls can't play the drums' to New York City and back again, Brodie has spent her life searching screens, books, music and magazines for bodies like hers, girls who loved each other, and women who didn't follow the silent instructions to shrink or hide that they've received since literal birth. This is the story of life as a young woman through the lenses of feminism and pop culture. Brodie's story will make you reevaluate the power of pop culture in our lives - and maybe you will laugh and cry along the way.
©2017 Brodie Lancaster (P)2017 Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"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, cocreator, writer and star of Broad City)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Scripturient on 08-01-18

I wanted to like this but it was utterly tedious

I usually appreciate Brodie's shorter pieces and was expecting something great here but I am sad to say that I thoroughly disliked this book. Some reviews indicated that others have enjoyed it but, personally, I found it a real chore to try and get through.

So many parts of Brodie's story dragged on endlessly as if she didn't have anything of significance to say beyond wallowing in past upsets and getting literary vengeance for various slights she has suffered. There were a few moments of brightness but, for the most part, I found the book to be overly dramatic yet painfully boring at the same time - a flaw not remedied in the slightest by the author's monotonous delivery.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-24-18

Great book, fantastic author.

I loved Brodie's reading of her book No Way! Okay, Fine. Her lived experiences remind me so much of my own. Through well written chapters and great pop culture references she navigates he story of growing up as a body pos feminist. What an angel.

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