Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders - the hilarious, touching life story of 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 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.
Jennifer Saunders is a comedian, writer and actress. 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 Award. She also has a certificate for coming third in the discus at the Northwich Area Sports championships, and numerous rosettes for clear round jumping and gymkhana on her pony. She lives in Devon and London with her husband Adrian Edmondson. She has three daughters who are all grown up and have left home. They have been replaced with a whippet called Olive. She has recently been forced to become a grandmother despite only being 55. Bonkers is her first book.
Follow Jennifer Saunders on Twitter @ferrifrump
The BONKERS Tour 2013
Tuesday 8th October
4.30pm: Signing at Selfridges, London
7.30pm: Event with Clare Balding at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank
Wednesday 9th October
12.30pm: Signing at Waterstones Kings Road, London
7.30pm Event at De la Warre Pavilion, Bexhill
Saturday 12th October
7.00pm: Event at G Live, Guildford Literary Festival
Sunday 13th October
6.00pm: Event with Kirsty Young at The Forum, Cheltenham Literary Festival
Tuesday 15th October
7.30pm: Event at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Saturday 2nd November
12.30pm: Signing in Easons, Dublin