It’s also a really unusual way of writing a book and this appealed to me tremendously. Every chapter is a letter to someone in her life. Her Dad, Jennifer Saunders, the rest of her family and many more folks important to her – so that’s a really cool quality of the book. It also deals with her attitude to her weight, fame, family, marriage, adopting her daughter, and many other things.
It really is a cracking yarn and well worth a read, as it’s about a magnificent woman who succeeded in a world of comedy, a world still dominated by men.
I remember the first time I saw French and Saunders right at the beginning of their careers. They were two school girls in The Comic Strip’s “Bad News Tour” – post Young Ones. Remember that? Bloody funny stuff. I still hang out the window sticking my fingers up saying “ya fucking slappers” – I’ve really got to grow up don’t I?
Anyway great book and I think Dawn French is ace!
Yours, without the bollocks