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Dear Fatty
     

Dear Fatty

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by Dawn French
 

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One of the greatest comedy actresses of recent time, Dawn French has a career that has spanned nearly three decades, encompassing a vast and brilliant array of characters. Loved for her irreverant humor, she has achieved massive success while pushing boundaries and challenging stereotypes. In this memoir in the form of letters to people in her

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One of the greatest comedy actresses of recent time, Dawn French has a career that has spanned nearly three decades, encompassing a vast and brilliant array of characters. Loved for her irreverant humor, she has achieved massive success while pushing boundaries and challenging stereotypes. In this memoir in the form of letters to people in her life, she describes her journey. Beginning her career as part of the groundbreaking alternative comedy group the Comic Strip, she then helped firmly establish a place for women in British comedy with Girls On Top, which teamed Dawn with Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax, and Tracy Ullman. As part of the wildly successful and much-loved duo French and Saunders, Dawn helped create a repetoire of brilliantly observed characters, parodying popular culture and impersonating everything from Harry Potter to The Exorcist. Dawn's recent role in the Vicar of Dibley showcased both her talent and also her ability to take a controversial issue and make it mainstream—and very funny. From her apartment-sharing antics with Jennifer Saunders to the death of her father, from her outspoken views on sizeism to her views on Madonna, Dear Fatty will chronicle the extraordinary, hilarious rise of a complex, dynamic, and unstoppable woman.

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"Something of a revelation . . . in among the the gags and photos of her bare bosom, there is intellectual rigor and real emotional intelligence . . . I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh so much."  —Sunday Telegraph

"Loyal, self-deprecating and garrulous, French’s story makes for entertaining reading . . . this is an original book, and will delight her fans and, indeed anyone with a sense of humor."  —Mail on Sunday

"Well written, warm and funny."  —Sunday Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099519478
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
374
Sales rank:
575,594
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dawn French has been nominated for six BAFTA Awards and also won a Fellowship BAFTA along with her French and Saunders costar and cowriter Jennifer Saunders. She's appeared in such films as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe; Coraline; and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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Dear Fatty 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After seeing how funny she is on television, I decided to buy this book and couldn't put it down. It's heartfelt, honest, and very funny!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious and touching at the same time. Definately would recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love Dawn French, as I do, then you will love this book! It is both poignant and hilarious as she looks back at some of the people and experiences who make her who she is.