From running with a bad crowd in kindergarten to her junk food modus operandi at kids’ parties and enduring a ‘Yoga Guantanamo’ camp, the fabulous anecdotes from Kitty Flanagan’s life will take you on a hilarious trip down memory lane. Kitty’s observations about relationships, whether it be travelling around South America with a dud boyfriend, her brief affair with a graveyard digger or sussing out potential new dates are highly amusing. And though not a fan of the ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ breakup line, she wasn’t quite prepared for an ex-boyfriend reciting a hand-written list of her faults when he dumped her. On the career front, Kitty recalls working in a crayfish-factory where she annoyed her boss so much that one day he locked her in a freezer. And she well and truly burnt her bridges at a stand-up venue in Singapore when she responded to her employer’s enquiry about her ‘moustache’. Confirming her reputation as one of Australia’s top comedians, Kitty Flanagan’s new memoir Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies is a laugh-out loud, entertaining and endearing yarn.