what a really enjoyable book. Wonderful reminiscent Dear Dads and so funny. laugh out loud and heart felt tears throught.
Give it a listen
"Brilliant and differen to the usual autobiography"
Wow. Very powerful autobiography. Very moving and honest. Drove me to tears on a few occasions
What a brilliant listen. An amazing insight into a different Dawn French anyone would enjoy
"Sadder than i was expecting :("
I enjoyed listening to this, however I wasn't expecting to cry so much. I feel so much closer to Dawn French now
"Wonderful my god wonderful"
What a great listen and Liza T did a great job of narrator you from get after the 1st minute that it's not dawn. The book was a joy and one of the very best I have listened to every. You will not be disappointed in this that is a grantee
so good, heart warming with such a personal journey through the ups and downs of her great life, didn't want it to finish!
"Insightful and honest yet lacking Jennifer Saunders stories"
It was a lovely listen and gave a real in depth look at some of the most private times in Dawns life. However it was very light on Jennifer Saunders stories (which was strange as 'dear fatty' is a reference to her) the book should be titled Dear Dad as a lot of the letters are addressed to her dad. Not much about Vicar of Dibley either, just a passin mention. This aside it was a good listen and brilliantly read by Liza Tarbuck.
"Bloody Fantastic !!"
I always thought that if I ever got to find out about the real Dawn French, that I'd like her. I've been so interested to hear about her life and I've been unable to leave the book too long -without really wanting to finish it. It was easy to listen to and I did laugh out loud many times..She really is as funny and attractive for real it seems. And now I have not the slightest doubt about it.
She comes from a very loving close nit family and as a result is a 1st class all round fabulous person with tonnes of amazing friends and her book, through letters written to each of these important people, helps us to piece together every stage of her life through to the celebrity that we have come to know and love. She talks (narrated by Lisa Tarbuck) with huge love and fondness for her family- she is confident in her own skin and literally glows from the "page" or should I say...earplugs !!!
It is her 1st book and I have enjoyed it so much that I will continue to read or listen to, her new ones.
I do recommend "Dear Fatty" very much- proving that Dawn is not just a pretty face, brilliant actress, comedian, business woman, Mother, Wife, daughter friend etc etc...she is also a marvellous writer now too.
How "bloody fantastic" is she X
narration was great. made me cry and laugh in equal measure! loved it! thanks Dawn
"Amusing letters, but with no real direction."
It was okay. I nearly gave up after the first chapter because it felt as if Dawn was trying too hard to create laughs. It gets better.
I doubt it.
Similar to Dawn's.
I didn't like the letter format. The book had no real direction. On the whole, less pretentious than other autobiographies I have read. I question the honesty of this book because Dawn French overflows with gratitude and love for Lenny Henry at a time when their marraige was, apparently, already on the rocks!?