Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

Kobo ebook | October 10, 2013

byJennifer Saunders

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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.

Jennifer Saunders is a comedian, writer and actress. She has won three BAFTAs (including the Bafta Fellowship), an International Emmy, a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or, two Writers' Guild Awards and a People's Choice Award. She also has a certificate for coming third in the discus at the Northwich Area Sports championships, and numerous rosettes for clear round jumping and gymkhana on her pony. She lives in Devon and London with her husband Adrian Edmondson. She has three daughters who are all grown up and have left home. They have been replaced with a whippet called Olive. She has recently been forced to become a grandmother despite only being 55. Bonkers is her first book.

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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 name...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 10, 2013Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241967279

ISBN - 13:9780241967270

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for boring flights I loved this book because both Jennifer and I are exactly the same age (the photos brought back so many lovely memories for me) and have also been through the same mid life health drama, which even though accurately described had some very comical shared elements to it. Seems both of us have survived with the love of good friends & family. Her account of day to day things brings home how funny life really can be, together with her stories about awards and Joanna Lumley she had me in hysterics. I quite annoyingly kept quoting bits to my husband - all out of context you understand, whilst I was crying with laughter and he just looked on a little non-plussed.
Date published: 2015-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent A wonderful memoir from an amazing woman. Thoroughly recommended.
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bonkers-my life Fun read an interesting life.
Date published: 2014-06-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bonkers Hilarious!!!! Could not put it down! Wanted more!!!!
Date published: 2014-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bonkers Excellent! Couldn't put it down, didn't want it to end.
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bonkers Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Wasn't sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised to find it was interesting, thought provoking and fascinating. Would love to read Ade's biography to compare stories!
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bonkers A wonderful read. I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jennifer Saunders bonkers Really enjoyed reading about her life, not as good as Dawn French though, sorry.
Date published: 2014-01-03