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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

How To Be A Complete Bitch (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billy (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bravemouth (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasure Islands (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder or Mutiny (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Head Case (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sex Life (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Varnished Untruth (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Pamela Stephenson
Pamela Helen Stephenson was born in Takapuna, Auckland on December 4, 1949. In 1953, she moved with her scientist parents and two sisters to Australia. She went to Boronia Park Primary School in Sydney and then to Sydney Church of England Girls’ Grammar School, Darlinghurst.

Pamela was raped at the age of sixteen as she lived in Australia by a 35 year old heroin addict, and she contracted an STD as a result. She hid this fact but got expelled from her home by her parents once her medical condition was known. She still remembers the feeling well because it’s a feeling she still has every time somebody rejects her, even in some relatively small way.

Pamela began her acting career in television. In 1972, she starred as Elsie in the ABC-TV production of “The Yeomen of the Guard”, an opera. She starred during 1972-73 as Julie King in “Ryan”, the Australian TV series.

After supporting roles in various UK series, she made a TV comedy sketch show pilot, called “Stephenson’s Rocket”, which didn’t get picked up.

Stephenson joined a live on-stage team at The Comic Strip led by Rik Mayall, Alexie Sayle, and Peter Richardson, which was not a happy experience for her because it was like a war with everybody playing this game of trying to be the funniest.

Probably her most widely known television role was in “Not the Nine O’Clock News”, an 80s UK comedy TV sketch show, alongside Mel Smith, Rowan Atkinson, and Griff Rhys Jones. Her personal contributions as a comedian, which included parodies “Typical Bloody Typical” (referencing Olivia Newton John’s “Physical”) and “Oh England, My Leotard” (referencing “Oh England, My Lionheart” by Kate Bush), added to the show’s success and led to her collaborating with satire and comedy writers Mark Leigh and Mike Lepine. And this yielded a board game and the book “How to Be A Complete Bitch”.

Pamela can also be seen in the 1983 movie “Superman III” as the mistress to the villain of the film, and she tries to seduce Superman too.

In 1984-1985, she was featured in Saturday Night Live during its tenth season, making her the first female SNL cast member born outside of North America and the second overall, joining Tony Rosato. Her characters included Angela Bradleigh (Weekend Update commentator) and impersonations of celebrities like Billy Idol, Peggy Ashcroft, Debby Douillard, Cyndi Lauper, and Joan Collins. She also parodied Madonna’s Lucky Star music video in a fake commercial.

Pamela is a US licensed psychologist that publishes and practices under the name of Pamela Stephenson-Connolly. In her private practice in Beverly Hills, she provided mental health care to adult couples and individuals for a range of psychological complaints. Her professional specialties include human sexuality. She was a president and founder of the Los Angeles Sexuality Center, which is an online sexual research engine which operated for five years until she moved to New York.

Pamela was the presenter for the TV show called “Shrink Rap”, where she conducted psychologically based interviews with well known people, including Robin Williams, Carrie Fisher, and Salman Rushdie. It premiered on April 2, 2007 on More4, and aired in Australia on ABC2 in 2008.

She has been a regular contributor to Psychologies magazine, has a weekly sex therapy column in The Guardian, and writes a relationship column for The Australian Women’s Weekly.

She has campaigned to raise awareness of food additives and colors since the 80s, especially in children’s confectionery. She appeared on Midday with Ray Martin (the daily variety show), and painted a picture using the colors that she had extracted from children’s lollies in order to illustrate just how many are contained in them. And she also became involved in the Parents for Safe Food Movement.

She married Nicholas Ball, an actor, in the year 1978, but left him not too long after so she could be with Billy Connolly, an actor and comedian. She lived with him for ten years before they married on December 20, 1989 in Fiji. They have three children together.

“Billy” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2002. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this intimate biography about the British comic is a triumph of the will and an “Angela’s Ashes” but with punchlines.

Billy Connolly, one of the UK’s most beloved stand up comedians, is recognized the world over for his HBO specials and roles in moves such as “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” and “The Boondock Saints”.

As an inspiration to generations of British comedians, like Eddie Izzard, he’s known simply as “The Big Yin” in his native Scotland. However his road to success was far from easy. Billy was abandoned by his mom in a Glasgow tenement, then abused by his dad and the cruel aunt that became his caretaker, he would seem to have had very little chance of survival let alone meteoric success.

“Billy”, the poignant, revelatory, and wildly entertaining biography is written by the woman that knows him the absolute best, his wife. And she takes the reader through his hilarious and heartbreaking life of a comic legend, providing an intimate window into what made him the man he is today.

“Head Case” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2009. 154 million people globally suffer from depression, which is only the tip of the mental illness iceberg. The vast majority don’t receive any treatment, due to an immense lack of resources, specialists, and understanding.

Dr. Pamela Stephenson-Connolly offers down to earth information and simple self-assessment tools on a wide range of mental health issues—clinical expertise without all the professional jargon. She explains everything which can possibly go wrong with your mind, and lays out easy steps to begin feeling better immediately.

This guide covers it all from personality, mood, and sleep disorders to trauma, anxiety, and addiction, and it also addresses the effects of childhood experiences on your later life, and how to deal with issues from your past. This practical, helpful, and positive guide is going to inspire readers to make manageable steps toward a much more joyful life.

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