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Download Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub à Jennifer Saunders Jennifer Saunders à 9 Free download Free download Bonkers By Jennifer Saunders ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Lled with laughter friends and occasional heartache but never miseryBONKERS 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 HawnTher. Jennifer Saunders is one of those people who did not want to stand out in a crowd but did just because life was a series of accidents in which everything just fell into place for her She never wanted to display any character 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 perfect opportunity 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 of 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 outrageously 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 on 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 of 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 of a duo The first part of 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 of behind the scene information about famous friends and non friends However she is too much of 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 of a normal person growing up in the Mr Bean idiom of accidental hilarity throughout her personal life The title is perfect Where others tend to dish out the sorrows and tragedies of their lives in autobiographies she preferred to remember the hilariously funny side of her life Her public life Her personal life is strictly off limits although she dabble a bit in her idyllic childhood I have been told that publishers these days like a particular type of memoir They like a little bit 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 that one on 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 own life story as well as her work Thus her life was uncomplicated peaceful full of 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 of her work on Youtube Absolutely Fabulous was a comedy series which she wrote for herself and Joanna Lumley Chaotic vulgar and a brilliant send up of the fashion industry and followers Satirical genius Girls On 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 of people from a multitude of countries grew up with it If you enjoyed Faulty Towersan old series from 1975 to 1979 you will love this series from the 2005Here is a list of all her work as writer and comedianhttpswwwtvguidecomcelebritiesjI cannot say I adored the experience but both the videos and the book plunged me into another world of 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 our own shows got married had children wore shoulder pads hung out with Bananarama and conseuently got fairly drunk on occasion 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 out with the Pythons This was in the days before celebrities had been invented people just did their jobs and got cabs home No hangers on No PRsJust look at Band Aid Band Aid You wouldn t be able to do that now Bob Geldof just rang up a bunch of his friends asked them to sing a song for starving Ethiopians they said yes put on a leather jacket jumped in their cars went to the studio or 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 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 s often dangerous to generalize but under threat I would say that Americans are down the line They don t hide their hopes and fears They applaud ambition and openly 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 or two Just for the hell of it Americans say have a nice day whether they mean it or not Brits are terrified to say this We tell ourselves it s because we don t want to sound insincere but I think it might be for the opposite reason We don t want to celebrate anything too soon Failure and disappointment lurk around every corner This is due to our upbringing Americans are brought up to believe they can be the next president 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 sign of affection if we like you and ego bursting if we don t You just have to know which 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 itWe once was a British colony and we all got to love the British humor It might explain my own infatuation with the underdogs of life I m always rooting for them Oh hurting someone s sensibilities is so off the table You either can take it or you can t get over yourself That s the kind of 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

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Download Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub à Jennifer Saunders Jennifer Saunders à 9 Free download Free download Bonkers By Jennifer Saunders ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub E'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 BONKER. From BBC radio 4 Book 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

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Download Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub à Jennifer Saunders Jennifer Saunders à 9 Free download Free download Bonkers By Jennifer Saunders ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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 namesBut it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts This is her funny moving and frankly bonkers memoir fi. This was like taking a moneyshot facial of closure for me and I loved it Perhaps I should explainFor years nay decades now I ve been a fan of Jennifer Saunders her hit show Absolutely Fabulousand the myriad of satellite projects revolving about her especially the work she did with her comedy partner Dawn FrenchBefore that I was a fan of the 80s British tv series The Young Onesand when I realized both women had appeared in episodes of 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 of that project I d heard through the grapevine that Saunders and Young Ones star Adrian Edmondson were married Was that before during or after they met in the 80s Did they meet in the 80s or was there prior history These are all inconseuential uestions that only a fan would give a shit about and that s the target of Bonkers My Life in Laughs and it hits the markThe first half 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 need of a female act and thus they met The Young Ones gang In these glorious for a fanboy pages Bonkers is illuminated with the help of a good many photographs many of 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 of the book that had me ready and willing to hand over 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 of autobios often churned out 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 of terrible things have happened to her This is not to say she hasn t had her share of trials but either they aren t that dramatic or she does an excellent job of under dramatizing them The second half of 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 one point Saunders actually begins talking about writing this book You know you ve run out of things to say when things turn meta like that Thankfully she jumps off that wayward wagon before it crashes As far as autobios go this is probably only worth two or 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 ol girly drooling fan of 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

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • Bonkers By Jennifer Saunders
  • Jennifer Saunders
  • English
  • 06 June 2017
  • 9780241001561