With a sharp eye for comic detail and a wicked ear for the absurdities of life, Dawn French shows just how an RAF girl from the West Country with dreams of becoming a ballerina/air hostess/bridesmaid/thief rose to become one of the best-loved actresses of our time. Here she reveals the people, experiences and obsessions that have influenced her and, for the first time, shares the experience of losing her beloved dad and later finding a tip-topmost chap in Lenny Henry.
From hailing the virtues of grandmas, David Cassidy and stealing, to describing the highs and lows of family and friendship, Dear Fatty reveals the surprising life behind the smile.
'heavens, she's a funny lady. I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh so much' Sunday Telegraph
'For all her honesty, anyone hoping for a light-hearted romp will be delighted ... While her charm shines throughout, the more intense moments stay with you in a way that most celeb autobiographies can only strive for' Sunday Express
'A national treasure ...this is an original book, and will delight her fans and, indeed, anyone with a sense of humour' Mail on Sunday
'Anyone preparing for another dry, identikit celebrity autobiography is going to be delighted by these hilarious memoirs ... she recounts amusing mishaps, alongside teenage love letters and heartbreakingly honest accounts of the rawer side of her life, which ... provide many revelations' Sheshow more