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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders.

I don't read many autobiographies so when I do you know that it's written by someone I really like. I'm a French & Saunders fan, having seen them live a couple of times and I love Ab Fab so I was off to a good start.

As far as autobiographies go this one had everything you could want.  It was packed full of funny stories about Jennifer and her celebrity friends.  I loved reading about her relationship with Ade, her childhood, and how her career has lead to her to where she is now.  

Don't assume it's all funny though, there are some very touching parts where Jennifer writes of her battle with cancer.  But stick with it until the end and you'll be laughing out loud to Jennifer's thoughts on modern day yoghurt advertising!

A very easy to read book, with short chatty chapters which will keep you whizzing through the pages whilst you giggle along with the stories.

(There are some fantastic photos throughout the book too and a brilliant inside cover.)

The back page blurb:
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.

Title: Bonkers
Author: Jennifer Saunders

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