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.
©2013 Jennifer Saunders (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited
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An ok read. some interesting parts and some funny parts. you do get a feel for the person that is Jennifer from reading it. there is also the odd amusing rant. straightforward and down to earth and frankly touches on her brush with breast cancer. its read well and I would reccomend.
I loved this book, listened to it by the pool so had to try and keep my
laugher down a tad which was very hard.
"Definitely a recommended listen!"
This book had be in stitches. Real laugh-out-loud chapters, especially the ones about AbFab.
This book is so much better for being read by Jennifer herself! She brings the pages to life, with that familiar voice saying those familiar lines and catch-phrases.
I read Dawn French's book "Dear Fatty" recently and there's a definite cross-over between the two.
A definitely recommended listen!
"Exactly as you would expect"
I like that there were no surprises, she is as lovely as her tv personas.
I would recommend this book to anyone who liked Jennifer Saunders on TV. It is so entertaining and down to earth as well, it must be difficult to try and have a normal family life when being in the public eye but it would seem they did a fantastic job. Just like any family juggling animals, children, school and work. Brilliant.
Been a huge fan of Jennifer for years. She's a huge influence in my life and I've been meaning to read (listen) to this for ages. I own a physical copy of the book but could never find the time to read it.
Great Job Jennifer 💕
"Fantastic insight to one of favourite comedians"
I loved this audio book on Jennifer Saunders. She me laugh out loud on numerous occasions and also feel a little sad on all she went through through.
She truly is a remarkable person who has led an amazing life.
I recommend this audiobook wholeheartedly to anyone who is a massive fan of Jennifer.
A slightly bonkers autobiography of a very interesting life by a down to earth and lovely sounding lady. Worth a read x
"Reallllly Bonkers !!!!"
What an enjoyable listen ! Just like sitting having a natter with a friend I had been taken in by the sulky, morose, petulant Jennifer (good acting eh?? ) this book is so positive and uplifting Thank you J.S.
"Great time spent with Ms.Saunders"
She doesn't take herself too seriously - nice lilting way of getting through the key beats of her life. Recommend it.
Now to listen to the book of her partner in crime - Dawn French
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