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Dear Fatty by Dawn French
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Mar 31, 2012

it was amazing
Read in November, 2011

I will usually read an autobiography and find it unsurprisingly narcissistic, but given that I enjoy Dawn French's humour I decided that I should give Dear Fatty a try as it had been recommended to me. Reading the book felt like looking in on a series of private letters, which is most likely the intention, but it's a refreshing twist on your usual chronological 'I did this, and look at what I did when I was 7, isn't that cute?' type of thing.
Given that she is a fairly private person, a person who stays away from our privacy destroying media as much as she can - the book is surprisingly open, particularly about her father's death, and the way in which she writes about it is incredibly moving.
I enjoyed reading this because of the style in which it's written, and because it is so warm, open and fascinating that it's hard not to love Dawn French all over again.

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