Try Hard - Em Rusciano
Funny and feisty, Em Rusciano's insights into her world of mayhem, marriage and motherhood are a laugh out loud, cry out loud balm for the soul.
From her exploits at the Miss Sheila Fancypants School of Dance and her efforts to secure a solo at her end of year performance, to embracing the spotlight as an Australian Idol contestant and her deep and abiding love for John Farnhham, Em Rusciano is a self-confessed bottomless pit of anxiety with a taste for glitter.
And behind the stage make-up Em is an overachiever of epic proportions, camp to the core and fiercely maternal. She has all the insecurities of a person who spends their nights racked with self-doubt and all the confidence of a woman who can walk out on stage in front of a sold out theatre and absolutely slay the crowd! Em has legions of loyal online fans and an army of gay men she adores, she tells the best dirty jokes and loves those closest to her ferociously. When the chips are down you definitely want her by your side.
The all-singing, all-dancing, all-emoting, leopard-print clad warrior is dearless, fabulous and pants-wettingly funny. Her words on the page are silly and sacred, bawdy and heartfelt. The stuff of life.