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Dear Fatty: The Perfect Mother's Day Read (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 02/07/2009
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Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career that has spanned nearly three decades. Loved for her irreverant humour, Dawn has achieved massive mainstream success while continuing to push boundaries and challenge stereotypes. Here she describes the journey that would eventually establish her as a perhaps unlikely, but nevertheless genuine, national treasure. Dawn began her career as part of the groundbreaking alternative comedy group, the Comic Strip, marking a radical departure from the more traditional comedy acts of the time. Later came the all-female Girls On Top, which teamed Dawn with Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax and Tracy Ullman and firmly established women in British comedy. As part of the wildly successful and much loved duo French and Saunders, Dawn helped create a repetoire of brilliantly observed characters, parodying popular culture and impersonating everything from Madonna and Harry Potter to The Exorcist. Dawn's more recent role in the Vicar of Dibley showcased not only her talent but also her ability to take a controversial and topical issue and make it mainstream - and very funny. From her early years as an RAF child and her flat-sharing antics with Jennifer Saunders, to her outspoken views on sizism and her marriage to Lenny Henry, Dear Fatty will chronicle the extraordinary, hilarious rise of a complex, dynamic and unstoppable woman.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099519478
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"something of a revelation. Beacuse in among the the gags and photos of her bare bosom, there is intellectual rigour and real emotional intelligence ... heavens, she's a funny lady. I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh so much." * Sunday Telegraph *
"a national treasure ... Loyal, self-deprecating and garrulous, French's story makes for entertaining reading ... this is an original book, and will delight her fans and, indeed anyone with a sense of humour" * Mail on Sunday *
"well written, warm and funny" * Sunday Times *
"she writes so well" * Daily Mail *
"no-holds-barred" * List *

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“Fantastic and funny!”

Really enjoyed this book - laughed out loud! As I live in Plymouth I knew all the places she mentioned. Good light hearted read.

Paperback edition
19th October 2009
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“A surprisingly good read”

I don't normally go for autobiographies, however as a big fan of the lovely Ms French decided to give this a go. A very insightful read into how a comic genius works - and i loved the way each chapter was a... More

Paperback edition
19th October 2009
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“the most laughs you can get from 1 book”

mum bought the book for her self but it kind of sliped into my hands first by accident. the letters to friends and family are so well written that it feels like your there with dawn and experiencing her life. it cuts... More

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8th May 2010
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