Bonkers: My Life in Laughs (Hardback)
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Bonkers: My Life in Laughs (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 10/10/2013
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Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders - the hilarious, touching life story of the iconic comedian and national treasure Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends and occasional heartache - but never misery. Bonkers is full of riotous adventures: accidentally enrolling on a teacher training course with a young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lumley, touring India with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn. There's cancer, too, when she becomes 'Brave Jen'. But her biggest battle is with the bane of her life: the Laws of Procrastination. As she admits, 'There has never been a Plan. Everything has been fairly random, happened by accident or just fallen into place. I'm off now, to do some sweeping...' Prepare to chuckle, whoop, and go Bonkers. Jennifer Saunders is a comedian, writer and actress. She has won three Baftas (including the Bafta Fellowship), an International Emmy, a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or, two Writers' Guild Awards and a People's Choice Award. She also has a certificate for coming third in the discus at the Northwich Area Sports championships, and numerous rosettes for clear round jumping and gymkhana on her pony. She lives in Devon and London with her husband Adrian Edmondson. She has three daughters who are all grown up and have left home. They have been replaced with a whippet called Olive. She has recently been forced to become a grandmother despite only being 55. Bonkers is her first book.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241001561

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This is an extremely well written and down-to-earth autobiography, written by Jennifer Saunders. Naturally, it relates to all areas of this talented lady’s life: her happy childhood; her friendship with Dawn French;... More

Hardback edition
23rd December 2013
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“Full of backstage interest, not perfect though”

3.5 stars.

These are my comments on a Waterstones review copy)

I'm not a big biography reader, but was really interested to read this, about a comedienne I admire.

Jennifer Saunders discusses chapters of her... More

Hardback edition
6th November 2013
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I enjoyed reading this book overall, although I was expecting it to be much funnier than it is.

I found the last two thirds of the book, which looks at her comedy career and encounters with the rich and famous, much... More

Hardback edition
8th November 2013
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