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Dear Fatty Audiobook

Dear Fatty

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Dear Fatty is read by Liza Tarbuck at the request of the author. With an introduction from Dawn French.

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/bridesmaid/thief rose to become one of the best-loved comedy actresses of our time.

Here Dawn French invites us into her most personal relationships with, among others, her mum and dad, her husband, her daughter and her friend Jennifer.

Dawn reveals the people, experiences and obsessions that have influenced her and that helped shape her comedy creations - including dogs, grandmas, teenage angst, school, stealing and David Cassidy. She is as open about her fears and sorrows as she is about her delights and joys, and for the first time shares the experience of losing her beloved dad and later finding a tip-topmost chap in Lenny Henry.

From raging about class and celebrity to describing the highs and lows of motherhood and friendship, Dear Fatty reveals the surprising life behind the smile.

©2008 Dawn French; (P)2008 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Paul
    Dunbar, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Thanks for sharing."

    Never been much of an autobiography reader until I listened to this. Have grown up with Dawn as one of my comedic heroes and always thought of her as invincible with a real don't care what the critics say attitude. This story reveals lots you didn't know about Dawn and provides some background as to why she's one of the funniest women in Britain. Reading this, ignited an enthusiasm to pick up a new genre of reading/listening and I've added loads of biographies to my library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    clacton, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Dear fatty"

    This is lovely and made me laugh and cry. It's not soppy it's like going to lunch with a friend and hearing about there life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Christopher Paris
    Devon England
    12/23/12
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    "Dear Fatty"

    This was the third Dawn French book that I Iistened to, and I wondered if I might enjoy it less as Dawn was not reading it herself. I need not have worried as the book was wonderful and was not spoilt in the least by Lisa Tarbuck's rendition. Written in the form of letters, the whole thing came together very nicely, and was a great choice for reading or listening, depending on your preference.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fran
    United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Funny and touching"

    This book is what you expect it to be and an awful lot more. It is funny but also underlying is a sadness brought on by events in her past. It is often said comedy is born from tragedy. It is a very good listen and I would recommend it to anyone dawn french fan or not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • brian
    FERRYHILL, United Kingdom
    8/31/12
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    "Great book"

    This is a great book with a wonderful incite into the life of this very funny lady with all the ups and downs of every day life and easy to listen to the beautiful voice of Liza Tarbuck

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CAROL
    Doncaster, United Kingdom
    4/10/12
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    "Happy not"

    Would have thought there would have been a little more amusement but didn't come up to expectations. May be better in her next book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Carlisle, United Kingdom
    3/5/12
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    "dear fatty"

    heartwarming, heartaching, funny, sentimental, laughout loud, and the appreciation of life, love, happiness and sorrow and the journey of learning about life. a brilliant book that will many will identitfy with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    newcastle, United Kingdom
    12/30/11
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    "dear fatty. dawn french"

    brilliantly funny. laugh out loud. all with lots of love. i had tears from the sadness & so many from the funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jacob
    coventry, United Kingdom
    9/22/11
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    "very good worth the...listen :P"

    a VERY good book I was let down by the fact that it wasnt actually dawn french reading it but it still wasnt as bad as i thought it was going to be :D

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sarah
    Queens Park, United Kingdom
    9/5/11
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    "Funny, insightful and very endearing"

    This book not only made me laugh but it also brought tears to my eyes and warmed my heart. Liza Tarbuck is an excellent narrator who really brings Dawn's words to life, as if it was Dawn herself reading them. What an excellent book!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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