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Tying The Knot Without Doing Your Block

Terri Psiakis



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Ebury Press
01 July 2009
Memoirs; Fiction & Literature; Humour; Weddings, wedding planners
Wedding planning's tough when you never planned on getting married. Part-memoir, part-guide, Tying The Knot Without Doing Your Block documents the experiences of comedian Terri Psiakis during the planning of her wedding. After The Bloke's surprise proposal, Terri went from a lifetime of being anti-bride to suddenly becoming bride-curious (kind of like bi-curious but with slightly less nudity.) Organising a wedding sounds straightforward but in Terri's case it was more My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Talking Boonie.

Terri covers everything from The Bloke's proposal (nearly thwarted due to dirty pants) to choosing a wedding venue (one that didn't involve her dad having to dig a latrine) right through to booking a celebrant with a great back-catalogue of dick jokes and the planning of a honeymoon (anywhere as long as The Bloke could watch sport on a flat-screen with cable.) Most wedding guides are formal and stuffy - not Terri's. She's not a girly-girl and her chronic aversion to frou-frou means this entertaining reference gives anything pink and fluffy the big finger in favour of straightforward, practical advice with cocktail recipes for when it all gets a bit tired and emot
By:   Terri Psiakis
Imprint:   Ebury Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 132mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   310g
ISBN:   9781741668858
ISBN 10:   1741668859
Pages:   338
Publication Date:   01 July 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Terri Psiakis has top-shelf credentials. A successful stand-up comic, writer and broadcaster since 2000, she has appeared on Rove, The Glass House, Spicks and Specks, ABC TV's Stand Up! and The Comedy Channel's Stand Up Australia. She has written and performed six shows for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has toured the nation with the Comedy Festival Roadshow. She will also be familiar to listeners of national youth broadcaster Triple J, where she was a regular presenter for 6 years. Terri now co-hosts her own Triple M weekend breakfast show, 'Toast,' with Justin Hamilton and Charlie Pickering. Tying the Knot Without Doing Your Block is her first book and is based on her hilarious 2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival show, Terri Psiakis has Pending Nuptials. Typically, Terri likes taking long walks on the beach. She also enjoys hiding out in her little house in the suburbs with her giant beagle and her beloved Bloke.

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