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.
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I love Jennifer Saunders and it's been a great easy listen to her journey from school to Ab Fab. Somewhat annoying intonation though as she tends to end sentence on an upward inflection - considering she's an actress she should know better! However still love it and would recommend it as a good listen and interesting auditory journey.
Not bad but..
..Dawn French’s book is MUCH better..
A Long Acceptance Speach
Don't get me wrong.. At times I was laughing so much I was crying... But as the book went on I sensed Ms Saunder's boredom seeping in.
We started on a step in Chelsea to owning half of it at the end. The book showed how a famous person forgets the excitement of the early days and replaces that feeling with champagne and celebrity frendetts.
My sister didn't survive breast cancer. This author's account seemed fleeting and irreverent. Maybe she just wanted to tick that off in the book very quickly.. Can't blame her
In the end my feeling was the author used it like some great long acceptance speech where she didn't forget to mention anyone.
Her comedy partner is a better read.