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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Carry a Big Stick
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'The frank and fearless story of a man fighting MS with comedy.

'An inspiring memoir that shows we can laugh at adversity or beat it with a great big whacking stick. Wendy Harmer

'Tim Ferguson had it all. He was part of the edgy, provocative comedy trio the Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS). The three mates began busking on the streets of Canberra and went on to become rock stars of comedy conquering pubs, clubs, theatres and televisions all around the world.

Then, one morning, Tim woke and his whole left side wouldn t work. He d suspected something was wrong before that day but had done his best to ignore it. If only it was so simple. An eventual diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) meant an end to the frenetic, high-energy life Tim was living. He had to start again He kept his diagnosis to himself, but secrets are a burden. Eventually, he told the world.

'MS might have changed a lot of things, but Tim s quick wit is still as sharp as ever.' (Publication summary)

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Multiple sclerosis.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person (autobiographical).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2013 .
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      Extent: 368p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 24 September 2013
      ISBN: 0733629350, 9780733629358

Works about this Work

Me My Shelf I : Carry a Big Stick 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Good Reading , October 2013; (p. 10-11)
Laugh? I Thought I'd Die, Funnyman Ferguson Recalls Deborah Bogle , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 October vol. 26 October no. 2013; (p. 73)
Laughter is Best Remedy Deborah Bogle , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 October 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Carry a Big Stick Tim Ferguson , 2013 single work autobiography
Short End of the Stick Sally Pryor , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 September 2013; The Age , 26 September 2013; The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 September 2013;
Laughter is Best Remedy Deborah Bogle , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 October 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Carry a Big Stick Tim Ferguson , 2013 single work autobiography
Short End of the Stick Sally Pryor , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 September 2013; The Age , 26 September 2013; The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 September 2013;
Laugh? I Thought I'd Die, Funnyman Ferguson Recalls Deborah Bogle , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 October vol. 26 October no. 2013; (p. 73)
Me My Shelf I : Carry a Big Stick 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Good Reading , October 2013; (p. 10-11)
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