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    DescriptionBonkers: 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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    Title
    Bonkers
    Subtitle
    My Life in Laughs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer Saunders
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 608 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241001561
    ISBN 10: 0241001560
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: APT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    BISAC V2.8: PER015000, PER010000, BIO026000
    DC23: 791.45028092
    BIC subject category V2: ASZB
    Thema V1.0: DNC, ATJ, ATX
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    VIKING
    Publication date
    10 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jennifer Saunders is a comedian, writer and actress. She has won three BAFTAs, an International Emmy, a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or, two Writers' Guild Awards and a People's Choice Award. She first found widespread attention in the 1980s when she formed The Comic Strip after graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama. With Dawn French, she wrote and starred in French & Saunders, the long-running hit sketch show. She won worldwide acclaim in the 1990s for writing Absolutely Fabulous, playing Edina Monsoon.
    Review quote
    Fabulous? Yes. Funny? Absolutely Mail on Sunday Beautifully written and frequently hilarious Guardian Delightfully funny... she writes with moving honesty Hello! Her account of battling breast cancer is as honest as it is uplifting Daily Mail 'Hilarious and brilliant' -- Kirsty Young BBC Radio 4