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Dear Fatty by Dawn French
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Nov 26, 2011

it was amazing

I've recently started to listen to audiobooks in the car on my short commute to work. And I'm really enjoying them. This was my second one. I was initially disappointed that Dawn wasn't reading it herself, but she does a short section at the beginning saying she felt some of it too personal and difficult to have attempted to read herself. Ok, fair enough. She enlisted a friend, Liza Tarbuck, to do the reading, and she does a great job. Liza sounds quite a bit like Dawn actually. The book is written as a series of letters to family, and friends, and would be friends like the letter her teenage self writes to David Cassidy. There's great stuff here. Some very funny. Often intelligent and well observed. Some very poignant. We learn early on that Dawn's father is to die quite young, and the most poignant letters are often those Dawn has written to her now dead father. My only real complaint is that the audio version is abridged, and I missed out on an unknown amount of this fun book.

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