Dear Fatty

The Perfect Mother’s Day Read


Author: Dawn French

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448106575

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 5858

THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTOBIOGRAPHY 'I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh so much' Sunday Telegraph 'Well written, warm and funny' Sunday Times ------------------------------------------ Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career that has spanned 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. Dawn began her career as part of the groundbreaking alternative comedy group, the Comic Strip, marking a radical departure from the more traditional comedy acts of the time. Later came the all-female Girls On Top, which teamed Dawn with Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax and Tracy Ullman and firmly established women in British comedy. 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 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. Dear Fatty chronicles the extraordinary, hilarious rise of a complex, dynamic and unstoppable woman.

I, Fatty


Author: Jerry Stahl

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1596919124

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5869

In this highly acclaimed novel, the author of Permanent Midnight channels fallen early-Hollywood star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. Fatty tells his own story of success, addiction, and a precipitous fall from grace after being framed for a brutal crime-a national media scandal that set the precedent for those so familiar today.



Author: Clayton Lachmund

Publisher: TightWriters Publishing

ISBN: 0958280762

Category: New Zealand fiction

Page: 246

View: 1182


My Life in Laughs


Author: Jennifer Saunders

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241967279

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3413

Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders - the hilarious, touching life story of the iconic comedian and national treasure 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.

The Last Exit


Author: Nirmal Verma

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

ISBN: 9788126006380

Category: India

Page: 153

View: 1624

Here Are The Sahitya Akademi Award-Winning Short Stories By One Of The Great Mastero Of Hindi Fiction. In A Literary Career Spanning Over Forty Years, Nirmal Verma Is Credited With Inventing The Hindi Language Anew. It Is Fascinating To See How His Delicately Sensuous Language Handles The Themes Of Alienation And Exile On The One Hand, And Philosophical Issues Of Renunciation And Suicide On The Other.

Irgendwas geht immer


Author: Dawn French

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3960482221

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 8812

Niemand geht einem so sehr auf die Nerven wie die Familie. Und nichts ist unterhaltsamer, als festzustellen, dass es anderen genauso geht. So wie den Battles! Mutter Mo, eine Kinderpsychologin, steht fassungslos vor ihren pubertierenden Kindern. Tochter Dawn findet ihre Familie schrecklich peinlich. Sohn Peter ist in Oscar Wilde verliebt – und benimmt sich leider auch so. Und ja, einen Ehemann gibt es auch: Mo nennt ihn liebevoll »Ich-muss-noch-was-arbeiten!«. Keiner versteht den anderen oder redet vernünftig. Bis es hart auf hart kommt. Als sich ein fieser Betrüger in ihr Leben schleicht, halten alle zusammen – sogar der Hund.

All the Stars Came Out That Night


Author: Kevin King

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440688427

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6045

Kevin King’s debut novel, All the Stars Came Out That Night, is a vivid portrait of Depression-era America written in a voice at once humorous and poetic. Set at Boston’s Fenway Park on October 20, 1943, All the Stars Came Out That Night imagines a late-night baseball game bankrolled by Henry Ford, pitting Dizzy Dean’s all-white all-stars against Satchel Paige’s black all-stars. Not a contest waged for money or trophies, the outcome of this game carries with it both the weight of a historic injustice—the barring of blacks from baseball—and the promise of vindication and redemption. Steeped in baseball lore and featuring an array of iconic American figures—from Babe Ruth to Clarence Darrow—All the Stars Came Out That Nightfar transcends the sport of baseball, creating a tale that is mythic, captivating, and above all, quintessentially American.

Oh Dear Silvia

A Novel


Author: Dawn French

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062271822

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9909

Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French, the celebrated English actress, bestselling author, and comedian, is the clever, touching, and compelling story of one mysterious woman trapped in a coma after a fall from a balcony. Now, lying unconscious in a hospital bed, Silvia is plagued by a stream of often funny and sometimes poignant visits from friends and family, each of whom knows a different piece of the puzzle that is Silvia Shute. And, as she lies there listening to all of her visitors, the dark and terrible secret she’s been hiding for years emerges. Dawn French's Oh Dear Silvia is an emotionally resonant and riveting tale of secrets, forgiveness, remorse, guilt, and love.

Everyone Is A Supermodel: Secrets For Any Career Based On My Modelling Experiences


Author: Keli Lenfield

Publisher: Sixfootone Pty Ltd


Category: Body image

Page: 234

View: 825

A woman’s – or man’s – total package isn’t only about what you look like. Keli Lenfi゙eld learned this lesson firsthand when her Paris modelling agent placed her on an unhealthy diet of orange juice and water. Since then, she has fought to make “diet” a naughty word in her vocabulary and yours. “For whatever reason, we all have something about ourselves we don't like. I figure this is one of the cons of being part of the human race,” she writes in her first book, Everyone Is A Supermodel: Secrets For Any Career Based On My Modelling Experiences. “How we were born gets painted, prodded, wax, buffed and injected to either look like someone else or believe we will be happier when we look in the mirror.” But there is more to making it in life than a body confidence pep talk. You need to impress a potential boss, prepare a positive social media image, craft an impeccable resume and nail a job interview. Invited to an impromptu event where you’ll network further? You need to be ready for that too. Readers can count on additional advice from successful industry professionals, such as Marie Claire Australia’s national advertising manager Anne-Marie Clarke, popular turntable goddess DJ Dakota and London-based PR executive Nicole Crowley.

Roscoe –Fatty” Arbuckle

A Biography of the Silent Film Comedian, 1887-1933


Author: Stuart Oderman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786422777

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

View: 9079

Fatty Arbuckle's career came to a sudden halt amidst allegations that he raped and caused the death of a young starlet named Virginia Rappe. Though he was acquitted, the comedian, who was at one time second in popularity only to Charlie Chaplin, was ruined. Interviews with many of Arbuckle's contemporaries (including Minta Durfee, his first wife) and extensive research inform this serious study of the once-fabled comedian. His early days in the Keystone comedies and his relationship with Chaplin are recounted. The details of the Rappe trial and his life afterwards are also provided.

Wholly Without Morals

A Romance of Indo-Burman Life and Racing


Author: Sir James George Scott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

View: 9446

Wagner Descending

The Wrath of the Salmon Queen


Author: Irving Warner

Publisher: Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Pr

ISBN: 9781929355174

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 3242

An obese man escapes from a so-called weight-loss institution and is pursued by the police, the state patrol, and numerous bounty hunters. All of these have been set after him by Wagner's billionaire mother, whom he calls the Salmon Queen.

New Lots



Author: Leo Major

Publisher: N.A



Page: 68

View: 7425