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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,051 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dawn French Narrator: Liza Tarbuck Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sapphire | 2/13/2014

    " I enjoyed this mostly for Dawn's eccentric rambling style more than anything else. Structually I found it a bit confusing, it's written as a bunch of letters and isn't chronological so as a whole it was difficult to form a solid idea of people, events, and how situations influenced other events. Still, she's always good for a chuckle. Seemed to drag on though. Ultimatley it wasn't nearly as funny or enjoyable as I thought it would be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Craig | 2/12/2014

    " Surprisingly good, gentle humour, kind and warm "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rita | 2/7/2014

    " Really good biography. The format was a great idea. Her letters to Jennifer were drawn out jokes in between the moving letters. I was a teenager in the 70s as well & had a crush on David Cassidy :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Soraya | 1/24/2014

    " She is not only a brilliant comedian but a brilliant writer, it seems! The book is written in the form of a series of letters which probably helped with the writing because it is clear what she wanted to say to each person. Many of the letters are addressed to her father who died when she was nineteen years old and some of those letters are desperately sad. However, for every sad memory she shares there is bound to be a silly or funny or embarrassing one too. This makes the book very enjoyable to read and difficult to put down! Overall I loved it because of Dawn's positive and very healthy outlook on life, despite the difficult times she has been through. I hope that I will be as happy as Dawn is when I reach 50. "

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