Dear Fatty

The Perfect Mother’s Day Read


Author: Dawn French

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448106575

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 9399

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: 7569

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: 7154


My Life in Laughs


Author: Jennifer Saunders

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241967279

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5873

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: 9112

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.

All the Stars Came Out That Night


Author: Kevin King

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440688427

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5904

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: 3266

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: 4825

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.

Mediale Medizin

Der wahre Ursprung von Krankheit und Heilung


Author: Anthony William

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641183901

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

View: 9729

Seit seiner Kindheit besitzt Anthony William eine einzigartige Gabe: Ein göttlicher Geist flüstert ihm äußerst präzise Informationen zum Gesundheitszustand seiner Mitmenschen ins Ohr. Diese medialen Botschaften zeigen nicht nur, an welcher Krankheit der Betroffene leidet, sondern auch, wie er wieder vollständig gesund wird – und sind dem heutigen Stand der Medizin oft um Lichtjahre voraus. Dieses Buch enthält erstmals das revolutionäre Heilwissen, das sich Anthony William in seiner langjährigen, erfolgreichen Praxis als medizinisches Medium erwarb. Es zeigt die wahren Ursachen von Krankheiten, die in der Medizinwissenschaft als chronisch oder unheilbar gelten, wie beispielsweise Rheumatoide Arthritis, Multiple Sklerose, Typ-2-Diabetes, hormonelle Erkrankungen, chronisches Müdigkeitssyndrom oder Borreliose. Neben der Ursache benennt William einfache, leicht gangbare Wege der Heilung: Detox, Superfoods, Ernährungstipps und eine reinigende 28-tägige Heilkur.

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: 8843

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: 3299

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.

Autobiografie eines Lügners


Author: Douglas Adams,Harry Rowohlt,John Cleese,Eric Idle,Graham Chapman

Publisher: Haffmans & Tolkemitt

ISBN: 3942989182

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 3857

Hier kommt die irrwitzige, wahre, surreale, traurige, saukomische, teils erstunken und erlogene Lebensgeschichte des früh verstorbenen Monty Python-Gründungsmitglieds Graham Chapman, dem Brian aus Das Leben des Brian. Aufgeschrieben von ihm selbst, mit Unterstützung von Douglas Adams. Grahams Autobiografie hat alles, was die Bezeichnung pythonesk ausmacht: Schrägen, schwarzen, krassen Humor, absurde Szenen ohne Pointe, grafische Elemente, fantastische Einschübe und gleichzeitig etwas sehr Gebildetes und Britisches. Die Autobiografie eines Lügners erzählt von Chapmans Jugend in der Provinz als Sohn eines einfachen Polizisten, von seinen Jahren in Eton und Cambridge, von seiner Liebe zu den Bergen und seiner fatalen Beziehung zum Alkohol. Von der Arbeit der Pythons auf Tourneen und bei Dreharbeiten. Und von seiner recht spät entdeckten Liebe zum gleichen Geschlecht. Hier treten sie alle auf: Die schrägen Lehrer und verrückten Polizisten, die John Cleeses und Michael Palins, die Oscar Wildes und G.K. Chestertons, die den Python-Kosmos bevölkern. Ein in Deutschland bisher unbekanntes Stück Monty Python eine großartige, längst überfällige Entdeckung. Aufgrund der unzähligen Anspielungen und scheinbar nicht übertragbaren Witze, hat sich seit dem Erscheinen des Buchs in England 1980 ein Jahr, nachdem Das Leben des Brian in die Kinos kam kein deutscher Übersetzer an das Buch gewagt. Harry Rowohlt beweist nun, dass eine Übersetzung sehr wohl möglich ist (wenn man es kann) und damit auch wieder einmal, dass er der beste und komischste Übersetzer und Nachdichter ist und bleibt. Die Autobiografie eines Lügners wird gerade von den restlichen Monty Pythons und mit Hilfe von 15 Trickfilmstudios verfilmt - der erste Film aus dem Umfeld der Pythons seit Ein Fisch namens Wanda. Kinostart: 2012.