Dear Fatty

Dear Fatty

Arts & Entertainment Biographies, Entertainment , Film, TV & Radio, Films & Cinema, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/07/2009
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The hilarious and heartwarming memoir from one of Britain's best-loved comedians and Women's Prize longlisted author, Dawn French.

Dawn French is one of the greatest comedians of our time with a career that has spanned nearly four decades. Loved for her irreverent 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.

As part of the much loved duo French and Saunders, Dawn helped create a repertoire of brilliantly observed characters, impersonating everything from Madonna and Harry Potter to The Exorcist. Dawn's iconic 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 chronicles the extraordinary and hilarious rise of a complex, dynamic and unstoppable woman.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099519478
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 313g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm

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Dear Fatty
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.
Dear Fatty
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 ge... READ MORE
Rebecca Starkey
Dear Fatty
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... READ MORE
Dear Fatty
Novel and very funny.
I love the lay out of this autobiography. I don't usually read autbiography's but couldn't resist Dawn French's. It's very funny, very moving and very ho... READ MORE
Dear Fatty
Dear Fatty
Sorry but didn't enjoy this at all. Not sure if it the way it was written but although I love Dawn French as an actress the book didn't make much of an imp... READ MORE
Dear Fatty
Laugh out Loud Funny
I only ever buy an autobiography from thous I love and watch from a distance on the TV and admire there work a great deal. I found that most biographies th... READ MORE
Lotty Animated UK
Dear Fatty
Funny All The Way
I know this lady is oh so funny but her words are even funnier. This book takes you from laughter sadness and then some. A heart felt look on life but oh ... READ MORE
Brenda Bailey