Wendy Harmer: Lies My Mirror Told Me

Saturday 11 November, 2023

The Art House Wyong
19-21 Margaret St, Wyong NSW 2259

$20

7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Wendy Harmer has had an extraordinary life. Born with a severe facial deformity, she became a stand-up comedian, a national television host and the highest paid woman in the cut-throat world of Sydney FM radio.

In Lies My Mirror Told Me, Wendy reflects on her life with her trademark in-your-face frankness and celebrated wit — and what follows is one of the most unlikely success stories you will ever read.

The conversation event will be followed by a signing opportunity with Wendy Harmer and a chance to purchase copies of the book Lies My Mirror Told Me.

Doors 6:30pm for a 7pm SHARP start.

Note: This event will take place in The Art House Studio (directly opposite the café/bar). The Studio is General Admission unassigned seating. Please choose a seat from the seating bank upon arrival. There is a bar onsite with drinks and nibbles available for purchase. Booking is made via our program partner, The Art House Wyong. Their refund policies apply. 

Wendy Harmer: Lies My Mirror Told Me
Saturday November 11,
DOORS 6:30pm for a 7pm START
The Art House Wyong
19-21 Margaret Street
Wyong NSW 2259

$20

Speakers

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Wendy Harmer

Wendy Harmer is one of Australia’s most versatile and much-loved entertainers – broadcaster, author, journalist and stage performer.

As a stand-up comedian she performed at the Melbourne, Edinburgh, Montreal and Glasgow Mayfest Comedy Festivals, on London’s comedy circuit, throught the USA, and at the Sydney Theatre Company. As a broadcaster, Wendy enjoyed huge popularity leading Sydney radio station 2Day FM’s top-rating Breakfast Show for 11 years and was the co-host of ABC Radio Sydney’s morning/breakfast shows from 2016 -2021. She has hosted, written and appeared in a variety of TV shows including ABC’s The Big Gig.

A prolific columnist for a host of magazine and newspaper titles, Wendy is also the author of eight books for adults including her bestselling novels Farewell My OvariesLove and Punishment and Nagging for Beginners, a ‘how-to’ guide for women. She has also written two teen novels and multiple books for children in the Pearlie in the Park series.

Wendy and her husband Brendan have two adult children, Marley and Maeve, and live on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

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Scott Levi

Scott Levi presents Breakfast on ABC Central Coast. Scott has worked as programme director and breakfast presenter at 4LM Mt Isa, 2MC Port Macquarie, a short stint in the newsroom at 2WS Sydney, 6IX in Perth, 2WG in Wagga Wagga and most recently as a producer with ABC Riverina. Scott has also dabbled in television, presenting three bicycle-touring documentaries shown on Channel 7, Ten-Capital, Prime TV and The Lifestyle Channel.

About the Book

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Lies My Mirror Told Me

Entertainer and national treasure Wendy Harmer tells all in her frank, fearless and funny memoir, Lies My Mirror Told Me.

‘I’ve always believed where there’s a chance, you have to take it . . . or invent it.’
 
Wendy Harmer has had an extraordinary life.
From being born with a severe facial deformity, to performing as a stand-up comedian, a national television host and then the highest paid woman in the cut-throat world of Sydney FM radio … Wendy’s tale of overcoming adversity is told with her trademark in-your-face frankness and celebrated wit.
Starting life in rural Victoria, Wendy describes her childhood in remote one-teacher, one-room country schools. As her teacher father moved around the state to take up new postings, Wendy, the ‘funny looking’ kid often in the wrong colour school uniform, developed strategies to find new friends and fit in. When she was ten years old, her mother went missing.
It wasn’t until she was well into her teens that Wendy had the reconstructive facial surgery that had long promised to transform her from a ‘witch’ into a ‘princess’, but fell agonisingly short.
Somehow, despite her initial setbacks and emotional turmoil, Wendy showed the strength of character to carve her own way in the world.
From political journalism, she took her first tentative steps on Melbourne’s tiny stages in comedy revue, then struck out as a solo performer in stand-up comedy. She would make her mark internationally before coming home to entertain Australians for four decades on stage, in print, television and broadcasting.
In Lies My Mirror Told Me Wendy reflects on her life – one of the most unlikely success stories you will ever read.
‘This is what a trailblazer looks like. Wendy Harmer is both the irresistible force AND the immovable object’. Andrew Denton
 
‘Deeply moving, wise, hilarious and raucous . . . there’s so much to love in this book.’ Amanda Keller

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The Art House is the centre of arts on the Central Coast. Since opening in 2016, it has become a venue of national significance and was awarded Performing Arts Centre of the Year in 2022, whilst also providing a state-of-the-art performance space for the local community.