Daisy May Cooper has quickly shot to fame thanks to her role in the hilarious British mockumentary This Country, which follows the lives of two young people living in a small village in the Cotswwolds.
Set to be published by Michael Joseph, Don’t Laugh, It Will Only Encourage Her will be published later this year on the 28th of October and will document the comedy star’s time “growing up in rural poverty in Gloucestershire” and recalls her “myriad of low-paid, unrewarding jobs”.
Cooper said of the book: “When things were really bad, mum would always say to me, ‘Don’t worry, it will be a good read for your memoir one day’.
“Well, it seems that one day is today. I have lived the most humiliating, ridiculous, screw-up of a shit-storm life and it has been an utter joy digging up all that shit and putting it down on paper. Therapeutic even. I’m writing this memoir because I owe it myself to tell this story.”
Publisher at Michael Joseph, Charlotte Hardman, said: “Daisy had already taken her place in our hearts with This Country but she has also become Instagram and TikTok’s stand-out star during this past strange year.”
“Daisy’s memoir manages to talk openly about her family’s struggles in her childhood whilst also bringing all the brilliantly observed detail you expect from her humour. It is full of the most wonderful and ultimately uplifting stories.”
She finished: “I’m delighted to be working with Daisy to bring her story to the page this autumn.”