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Re down the line They don t hide their hopes and fears They applaud ambition and penly reward success Brits are comfortable with life s losers We embrace the underdog until it s no longer the underdog We like to bring authority down a peg r two Just for the hell f it Americans say have a nice day whether they mean it Harvest to Hydrosol: Distill Your Own Exquisite Hydrosols at Home or not Brits are terrified to say this We tellurselves it s because we don t want to sound insincere but I think it might be for the Hunchback opposite reason We don t want to celebrate anything too soon Failure and disappointment lurk around every corner This is due tour upbringing Americans are brought up to believe they can be the next president Buddy of the United States Brits are told It won t happen for you This can sometimes be perceived as nasty if the recipients aren t used to it It isn t It s play fighting It s almost a signf affection if we like you and ego bursting if we don t You just have to know which The Space Child's Mother Goose one it is As for cynicism I don t care for it much I m a romantic From The Office and Extras to The Invention Of Lying and Cemetery Junction goodness and sweetness honour and truth love and friendship always triumphFor me humanity is kingOh and for the record I d rather a waiter say Have a nice day and not mean it than ignore me and mean itWence was a British colony and we all got to love the British humor It might explain my The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism: The Very Best of Christopher Hitchens own infatuation with the underdogsf life I m always rooting for them Oh hurting someone s sensibilities is so The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told: Seventeen Incredible Tales off the table You either can take itr you can t get ver yourself That s the kind f humor I truly adore British by design Jennifer Saunders ain t no underdog but she also blew a horn for them all through her work I absolutely love and appreciate thatSo four stars it is Just for memory s sake view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler This was like taking a moneyshot facial Cómo ligar con esa chica que tanto te gusta y a la que le gusta otro of closure for me and I loved it Perhaps I should explainFor years nay decades now I ve been a fanf Jennifer Saunders her hit show Absolutely Fabulousand the myriad Death Threat of satellite projects revolving about her especially the work she did with her comedy partner Dawn FrenchBefore that I was a fanf the 80s British tv series The Young Onesand when I realized both women had appeared in episodes f that show I wanted to know how that came about Later I would discover the show Girls On Top and wonder where that fit in it being so very much like The Young Ones and how was it Tracy Ullman was a part f that project I d heard through the grapevine that Saunders and Young Ones star Adrian Edmondson were married Was that before during r after they met in the 80s Did they meet in the 80s r was there prior history These are all inconseuential uestions that nly a fan would give a shit about and that s the target f Bonkers My Life in Laughs and it hits the markThe first half Porter Rockwell: A Biography of the book is about those early days when Saunders was scrounging about for something to do with her life and Dawn French fell into her lap They were fortunate enough to come along at a time when a comedy troupe was in needf a female act and thus they met The Young Ones gang In these glorious for a of a female act and thus they met The Young Ones gang In these glorious for a pages Bonkers is illuminated with the help Satire of a good many photographs manyf my uestions were answered Wonderful coincidences abound Familiar faces pop up left and right Hilarious anecdotes explode across the page at regular intervals It was this first half Deflower the Boss of the book that had me ready and willing to handver a 5 star rating and many a grand HUZZAHThe second half had me reeling that rating back in and stifling my enthusiasm But I wasn t surprised Right at the start Saunders admits she might not have the necessary baggage and skeletons in the closet that would bring her memoir up to the rollercoaster ride tear jerker level Hebrew magic amulets of autobiosften churned ut by celebrities and such these days Saunders has lived a fairly normal life all things considered She prefers a low key life Not a terrible lot f terrible things have happened to her This is not to say she hasn t had her share f trials but either they aren t that dramatic r she does an excellent job f under dramatizing them The second aren t that dramatic r she does an excellent job Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom of under dramatizing them The secondf the book isn t bad it s just that it didn t have me all wrapped up in it as the first half did I was a little worried though because at ne point Saunders actually begins talking about writing this book You know you ve run ut f things to say when things turn meta like that Thankfully she jumps ff that wayward wagon before it crashes As far as autobios go this is
Probably Only Worth Twoonly worth two three stars at most for the writing and content I ve read interesting memoirs that were dragged down by poor writing and since Saunders can string along a decent sentence this has that going for it But if you re not already a big Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith ol girly drooling fanf hers I d skip this and suggest you tackle her tv performances first Guilt ridden admission This was my Homer bowling ball gift to my wife this Christmas Not that she isn t also a big Saunders fan but I bought this book for her for selfish reasons I wanted to read it Prior to reading this I had no particular feeling about Jennifer Saunders I vaguely remembered thinking she was uite funny in French Saunders years ago but that was about itUnfortunately for Saunders her book is by turns dull annoying insipid and incoherent She has an irritatin habit f droppin the letter g and ften she seems to be writin fer yer in her best pirate accent fer no particular reasonThis book also be stuffed with faxes from and to some f her famous pals and I m thinkin that s down to her bein unable to fi. Lled with laughter friends and ccasional heartache but never miseryBONKERS is full f riotous adventures accidentally enrolling n 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 HawnTher. For those unfamiliar with Jennifer Saunders she is a comedy legend Starting The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD off asne half f the iconic duo f French and Saunders with fellow hilarious woman Dawn French she went n to create the eually as iconic fictional duo f Patsy and Eddy in the series Absolutely Fabulous To Jennifer Saunders is ne f those people who did not want to stand Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse out in a crowd but did just because life was a seriesf accidents in which everything just fell into place for her She never wanted to display any character Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations or personalityin public interviews red carpets you name itI m not sure why I read this book Probably because curiosity tend to kill the cat and it was just a perfectpportunity to push my head into a dark hole and see what s in there I did not know who Jennifer Saunders was and after closing the book I wonder why this book was ever written in the first place What was the purpose f having to say nothing and then say it anyway by someone who simultaneously adored the attention while hating it with a passion as well She is shy attaching herself to her self confident utrageously funny friends to survive the limelight As an individual she prefers privacy and silence to write and perform Nevertheless Jennifer Saunders introduced Women s Lib n the comedy scene when no women graced the stages in the Seventees and Eightees Together with Dawn French and Joanna Lumley and as as a writer and performer she became a much loved and treasured icon f British television Her most successful shows were the comedies and series she wrote for herself and her friends It always worked when she could form part The Stringbean Murders of a duo The first partf her memory soup had me laughing from time to time The second half was mediocre and frankly dull Name dropping galore with a few tidbits أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع of behind the scene information about famous friends and non friends However she is too muchf a good person to really indulge in the juicy scandals that might upset the rocker With that said I enjoyed her nerve to tell a story Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, of a normal person growing up in the Mr Bean idiomf accidental hilarity throughout her personal life The title is perfect Where The Sporty Game others tend to dishut the sorrows and tragedies American Yakuza II of their lives in autobiographies she preferred to remember the hilariously funny sidef her life Her public life Her personal life is strictly ff limits although she dabble a bit in her idyllic childhood I have been told that publishers these days like a particular type f memoir They like a little bit Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise of misery They like a mis mem Well I m afraid I have had very little mis in my life and nowadays I have even less mem So we can knock thatne n the head Her father drilled into their heads that they should never take themselves too seriously although you are allowed to be serious just never become pompous It shows in her approach to her wn life story as well as her work Thus her life was uncomplicated peaceful full f animals They were a close family but never talked about it That s basically how I grew "up as wellWhile reading the book I watched some f her work n Youtube Absolutely " as wellWhile reading the book I watched some f her work n Youtube Absolutely was a comedy series which she wrote for herself and Joanna Lumley Chaotic vulgar and a brilliant send up f "the fashion industry and followers satirical genius girls "fashion industry and followers Satirical genius Girls Top was just hilariously funny and so absolutely deliciously British as we all got to know the British situation comedies around the world Yes millions f people from a multitude f countries grew up with it If you enjoyed Faulty Towersan ld series from 1975 to 1979 you will love this series from the 2005Here is a list f love this series from the 2005Here is a list f her work as writer and comedianhttpswwwtvguidecomcelebritiesjI cannot say I adored the experience but both the videos and the book plunged me into another world f light and laughter It is rare nowadays to read something a normal person dares to write Her children might appreciate this book for sure Myself and everyone who remembers the Seventies and Eighties might stake a claim to the same memories with a big smile and perhaps a few wicket giggles I am at the age when mostly what I do is stretch and take glucosamine and complain about the noise my joints make as I walk upstairs It s so loud I sometimes have to stop because I think someone is following me She appreciated the era in which life was simple It was the eighties We had DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting ourwn shows got married had children wore shoulder pads hung ut with Bananarama and conseuently got fairly drunk n ccasion We wore baggy shirts buttoned up to the neck and high waisted jeans We discovered the Groucho Club and could actually afford the drinks We took part in the Secret Policeman s Ball and hung ut with the Pythons This was in the days before celebrities had been invented people just did their jobs and got cabs home No hangers Civil rights, tool of communist deception on No PRsJust look at Band Aid Band Aid You wouldn t be able to do that now Bob Geldof just rang up a bunchf his friends asked them to sing a song for starving Ethiopians they said yes put n a leather jacket jumped in their cars went to the studio r Wembley had a few drinks danced around a bit in the sunshine had a few drinks had a laugh and then drove themselves home But now can you imagine It would take about 4 million people about 4 million years to plan and there would be absurd amounts Cutthroat of entourages and dressing rooms and Tweeting Not in the eighties In the eighties life was bloody great Also bear in mind that Brits have a different approach to humor than Americans Ricky Gervais sums it up in an article by saying It sften dangerous to generalize but under threat I would say that Americans 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 An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims on Madonnar Mamma Mia her characters are household namesBut it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all ur hearts This is her funny moving and frankly bonkers memoir fi. Ll her word count Many the faxes be also written in pirate She lost me entirely with a tale about bein commissioned and flown Summoned over to India by Goldie Hawn to write a screen play fer her and then subseuently bein too lazy to actually write said screen play This is followed by what else but faxes tellin Goldie the screen play is comin and beggin Goldie not to hate herJust a bitf blue sky thinking here why didn t she just write the damn thing as she agreed she would r return the deposit and apologise for wasting timeBecause the ther way she comes across is as moany entitled weirdly unambitious and r less completely lacking in redeemin featuresYar mateys I be sorry I ever picked up this waste f time book and even sorrier to see the high reviews Baghdad, Mon Amour: A Journey of Exile and Return others have given it Whatever charm anyone else saw in it has utterly bypassed me Jennifer Saunders halff the French and Saunders comedy team and creator Dead Inside of the Absolutely Fabulous TV series is a deeply private person with a vast English reserve Yes it s difficult to believe that the woman who spent mostf her Ab Fab screen time utrageously drunk and arse ver knickers is truly shy to the point she s virtually unable to discuss her personal life in an autobiography which by its very nature is a deeply personal document Her reticence and hesitation to delve too deeply into her The Taste of Spruce Gum own personal history create a bitf an dd duck f a book which while not particularly illuminating is still a fun readSaunders is willing to share safe talk show friendly anecdotes about how she met Dawn French the creation She Stoops to Conquer of several but not allf her comedy projects her trips abroad She s utterly unwilling to talk about her wooing Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile of and subseuent marriage to Adrian Edmondsonr to her recent three year battle with breast cancer as she s Orb obviously comfortable with light cocktail chatter in the guisef a memoirBut that s The Dandy and Lady Penelope okay As she pointsut after an incident in which she confronts paparazzi who invade her family s privacy deep in the rural solitude where they ve made a home Saunders never chased the spotlight r angled for red carpet appearances She merely wished to be left alone to write and act and create her much loved comedies Let s be grateful to those have given her imagination free reign for the last thirty years even if her characters are infinitely utrageous than their Multi-Family Therapy originator and her not tell much biography June has been a shit month for me Firstn June 9th my comic hero Rik Mayall passed away Then two days later my Nan so I was in need National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition of some serious laughs to pull me from the depthsf despairI started watching The Young Ones again and then mum bought me this book in keeping with the theme Thanks mum This was a blast I ve always liked Jennifer Saunders but knew little about her away from Ab Fab and her n screen persona I was excited to discover nly earlier this year that she is married to Ade Edmondson Vyvyan From Edmondson Vyvyan from Young Ones and has been since 85 so I knew immediately that I d have to like her utside f her career too This autobiography is superb with none f the pomposity and exclusion you get with usual celeb bio reads My favourite sections are the throw backs to her Comic Strip days get with usual celeb bio reads My favourite sections are the throw backs to her Comic Strip days The Young Ones boys and co and what it was like being a comedian in the 70s 80s I envy that lifestyle intensely it must ve been wonderful performing with such a tight talented groupSaunders is genuinely witty and crams her fun and colourful life story with awesome anecdotes and insights and never EVER stops to feel sorry for herself when things go wrong which is something I admire as I d imagine it would be tempting to evoke sympathy in the usual autobiography format esp Jen who had cancerHer freuent forays into procrastination are hilariously evident in her tendency to get distracted and jump between events in the book but her jumbled storytelling nly enhances the lively readSeeing as I devoured this book in two days It s a must read For die hard fans Think good thoughts about a pussycat of Saundersr just fans One, Two, Three Me of British comedy this is a gorgeous funny read get it now The blurb says Bonkers My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders the hilarious touching life storyf the iconic comedian and national treasure 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 n Madonna r Mamma Mia I supposed if you work for the publishing company you aren t going to write a blurb that says anything less But for me at least the book was neither hilarious nor touching It was kind Very enjoyable listen So glad I chose to read it via audible because Jennifer Saunders narration really does bring this book to life There is so much in this book I didn t know but my favourite parts were when she was taking about her friendships especially those with Dawn French and Joanna Lumley Wonderful stories all round Jennifer Saunders is so very relatable From BBC radio 4 Book Sex and Lust in Tijuana: True Sex Stories of the Tjamigos of the weekAward winning comedian Jennifer Saunders reads her funny honest and touching memoirJennifer Saunders has been making us laugh for three decades and is best known for the long running sketch show French and Saunders which she co wrote and starred in with her comedy partner Dawn French Later she created the worldwide hit series Absolutely Fabulous in which she also played champagne swilling Edina Monsoon She has won three BAFTAs including the Bafta Fellowship an International Emmy a British Comedy Award a Rose d Or two Writers Guild Awards and a People s Choice AwardAbridged by Richard HamiltonProduced by Elizabeth Allardhttpswwwbbccoukprogrammesb03d. E's cancer too when she becomes 'Brave Jen' But her biggest battle is with the banef her life the Laws f Procrastination As she admits 'There has never been a Plan Everything has been fairly random happened by accident r just fallen into place I'm ff now to do some sweeping'Prepare to chuckle whoop and go BONKER.