A hilarious, heartwarming memoir from one of Britain's best-loved comedians.
Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career that has spanned nearly three 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 wildly successful and much loved duo French and Saunders, Dawn helped create a repertoire 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.
Great Book but - wish Dawn had read it!
I really enjoyed the book and I can understand why Dawn would have found reading it herself a hard thing to do as she wrote such a candid and emotional account of events in her life, but, no matter how good Lisa was (and she was), I could hear Dawn coming through in the style of the writing and wished that she had followed the whole project of doing the auto biog it through by reading it herself as it would have been much more personal for the listener.
this is the best, most emotional book I have ever read. Dawn French writes so beautifully, it's a shame she couldn't havre read it, but i understand. It must be hard for her, reading that book, but Liza Tarbuck did a great job of it. It almost sounded like it was Dawn French at one point, you get so into it, it's unbelievable!!! This book is amazing, written by a beautiful, inspirational, witty woman who has inspired me to be a better woman. So, thanks to Dawn French, and if she is reading this, well done.
Well done Dawn.
What a brilliant book, emotional, witty and very interesting, Dawn surely struggled to write some of the deeply sensitive personal events, fantastically written. Liza Tarbuck was an excellent choice to read the audiobook, just had to keep listening.