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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Really great book, especially as Jennifer narrates it herself, which adds an extra depth to the stories. You can almost see her in the scenarios she brings to life with wonderful details. well worth a buy!
A brilliant and witty book giving a great insight into the life so far of the very talented and down to earth Jennifer Saunders. Looking forward to more in the future. Thanks for a great read.
I really enjoyed this book. Humorous and serious in the right places.
Read by Jennifer which felt just like she was telling me her story,
Really enjoyed this book . Great writing even better with Jennifer doing the narrating. Must read or listen !!
"Loved this 👏🏼"
Great listen to a woman who has led an extraordinary life.. Can't help but feel there was a lot more to some of the stories but a good giggle all the same.
Nice how fame hasn't gotten the better of this woman!
Just brilliant, entertaining, and funny. This is my first autobiography and I was unsure as to whether or not I would enjoy it, I did its bloody fantastic.
"Worth a listen, nice relaxing book."
A good overall read, interesting life and the description takes you in to the story. A very lucky lady who has lived a life we dream off. very down to earth. xxx
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!
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