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Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

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By (author) Jennifer Saunders

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 26mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 10 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0241967260
  • ISBN 13: 9780241967263
  • Sales rank: 3,438

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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.

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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.

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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 Endearing and hilarious. If only all celebrity biographies were this funny Telegraph