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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Mrs Claire Taylor
  • 10-20-16

Great Listen for Jennifer Saunders Fans

What did you like best about Bonkers? What did you like least?

I liked the story about Jennifer's mum when she had the stroke, it made me cry with laughter. The letters too and from Joanna Lumley just went on far too long.

What about Jennifer Saunders’s performance did you like?

Her dry sense of humour.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-18-16

Loved this book, didn't want it to end!

From the very start this was a brilliant and funny book. And thank goodness I got the audio version, because with Jennifer Saunders narrating it herself, you get wrapped up in it and laugh even more!
I listened to this in my car every day driving to and from work and really hated pausing and stoping it to get into work or home lol, it was touching and gripping and so so funny. Even more respect for the talent that is Jennifer Saunders!

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  • Jules P
  • 09-27-16

Very enjoyable listen!

If you could sum up Bonkers in three words, what would they be?

Funny, heartwarming, enjoyable

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bonkers?

Too many to mention

Have you listened to any of Jennifer Saunders’s other performances? How does this one compare?

N/A

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Too long for that

Any additional comments?

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Really entertaining and interesting. Jennifer Saunders has a great attitude to life, friend, family etc which comes through time and time again.

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  • R. M. C.
  • 09-02-16

Bonkers & beautiful

Enjoyed every minute, laughed & cried, sad that it's finished. Felt like Jennifer was in the room with me, just gossiping about her life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-22-16

Takes me back to the 80's!

Loved this book, full of fun and laughs as I reminisced with Jen. I felt like she was a pal in the car telling me wild stories!

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  • S. Young
  • 08-15-16

Engrossing and Entertaining

You cant help but fall a little bit more in love with Jennifer Saunders after reading this. its got everything, procrastination, performance and poinancy, but overall funny, so funny!

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  • Mrs C Howes
  • 08-08-16

Bonkers was just "Bonkers!"

Would you consider the audio edition of Bonkers to be better than the print version?

Yes because it was read by Jennifer Saunders and just sooo good to listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything, her life, her ups and downs. Then fun she had and still has.

Have you listened to any of Jennifer Saunders’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No unfortunately I haven't but I definitly will in the future.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could have but I listen to it on a daily basis whilst out walking my dog.

Any additional comments?

It's a must listen to book I laughed out loud so much it was a good job I was on my own out in the woods!!!

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  • Northern Lad
  • 08-02-16

Decent book

Rambled in parts. Jennifer reading it and some genuine laugh out loud sections made it well worth persevering

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  • V
  • 08-01-16

I ruddy love Jennifer

An absolute delight to listen to. I'm actually a little sad that it's finished now.

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  • James T.
  • 07-26-16

laugh a minute

"brave jen" is very funny and tells you about her life without being too indiscreet which i did enjoy. laughed whilst at work always a great look when a mental health nurse x