Dear Fatty

Paperback | August 4, 2009

byDawn French

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Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career spanning nearly three decades and encompassing a vast and brilliant array of characters that would eventually establish her as a national treasure.
She first appeared on the British entertainment scene as part of the groundbreaking alternative comedy group, the Comic Strip, which marked a radical departure from the more traditional comedy acts of the time. Later came the all-female Girls on Top with Jennifer Saunders, Ruby Wax and Tracy Ullman. Then, as part of the wildly successful duo, French and Saunders, Dawn helped create a repertoire of brilliantly observed recurring 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 again has showcased not only her talent but also her ability to take a controversial issue and make it mainstream and funny.

From her early years as an RAF child to her flat-sharing antics with Jennifer Saunders, from her outspoken views on sizeism to her marriage to Lenny Henry, Dear Fatty will chronicle the fascinating and hilarious rise of a complex, dynamic and unstoppable woman.


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Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career spanning nearly three decades and encompassing a vast and brilliant array of characters that would eventually establish her as a national treasure.She first appeared on the British entertainment scene as part of the groundbreaking alternative comedy group, t...

Dawn French trained to be a drama teacher at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama where she met Jennifer Saunders, leading to one of the most successful partnerships in British comedy.From the Hardcover edition.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.74 × 5.13 × 1.05 inPublished:August 4, 2009Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:009951947X

ISBN - 13:9780099519478

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dear Fatty Funny and entertaining while not sensationalising ; well done Dawn
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dear Fatty Loved this book so much, found it hard to put down, and could relate to some of the places she talked about as I live in her home town, was sad to finish the book and wanted it to never end, she has a wonderful way with words and humour.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dear Fatty I loved the way each chapter was written to a different person. Dawn is a funny lady and she makes people, no matter whether we are fat, thin etc, we are all worth something.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dear Fatty This book made me both laugh and cry. I am not usually someone to cry over a book, but Dawn's writing really made me feel what she felt. Then by the next chapter, I was howling with laughter agaun. This book lets you feel that it is ok not to be perfect, just to be happy with the person you are.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It! I have always adored Dawn French and after reading this book I adore her even more! Great read.
Date published: 2013-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved It! I have always adored Dawn French and after reading this book I adore her even more! Great read.
Date published: 2013-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brazenly honest and funny I would have thought Dawn led a charmed life; all fun and games, lot of laughs. Not the case; she writes this as a 'diary' to different people in her life instead of a regular autobiography and it brings an openness of who she was and how she became who she is. Very revealing and humourous because without being able to tackle life's obstacles and find your way, you'd cry more than laugh, and we all know how funny this woman is, and laughing is more her gift. Love the photos too!
Date published: 2010-08-15