Me. You. A Diary : The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Me. You. A Diary : The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller
Author: Dawn French
Rating: 3.97
Bestsellers Rate: 16587
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: Твердый
Pages: 304
Hours of reading: 5.1 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 22,38 €

About the book

It's the start of a new year, so why not record your thoughts alongside Dawn's warm and witty observations. It's a brilliant way to pay-attention to and remember the days you're living through . . . 'Beautiful, like Dawn, and stuffed full of goodies' JO BRAND 'Start a journal alongside Dawn's witty outlook on life. This will have you laughing about your year' PRIMA 'This book is inspired!!!' NADIYA HUSSAIN _________ Take a lovely ramble through the year together with Dawn. Think of it as Dawn's diary, personalised by you . . . perfection. I can't count the amount of diaries I have crammed full with entries in January, that then fizzle out as the other months pile in. One of my teenage diaries has fulsome fizzing reports of every single conversation, thought and feeling about every friend, every crush, every meal, every argument until mid-March, when the entry on the 18th simply reads, 'Washed hair.' Thank god, this isn't that. This book is a way for us to tell the story of a year together. Feel free to write your appointments in it, lists, thoughts and reminders of, say, who to kill, and when, and in what order. But I've also written about age and life as I see it, through the seasons and the months, and I've added some places for you to join me in some fun and some thinking. By the end of the year, I am hoping you will have a fatter, scruffier book that is written by me but totally personalised by you. Come on in. The paper is lovely . . . AND . . . importantly, Me. You: A Diary comes with a practical elastic strap to keep all of your papers safe, with a pocket in the back for storing those special momentoes.

Reviews

This is Dawn French's fabulous new non-fiction book: take a lovely ramble through the year together with Dawn. Think of it as Dawn's diary, personalized by you . . . perfection. from the publisher's description

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This is Dawn French's fabulous new non-fiction book: take a lovely ramble through the year together with Dawn. Think of it as Dawn's diary, personalized by you . . . perfection. * from the publisher's description * Who wouldn't want to spend a year in the company of Dawn French? -- BEST BOOKS OF 2017 * Best * [A] must-read to pass on to friends and family of all ages * Woman & Home * A lovely concept . . . it's very intimate -- Matt Baker * BBC The One Show * A lovely stocking filler -- Jane Garvey * BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour * A manual for how to be a good person, make peace with your life and create your own happiness * Sunday Times * Dawn French will get you thinking with Me. You. A Diary. That's Christmas sorted! * Fabulous Magazine * Me. You. A Diary reveals what [Dawn] has learned in her 60 years and features blank pages for readers to include their own entries. A mellow, gentle read with words of wisdom * The Independent * One brilliant, inspiring woman . . . I'm going to love spending a year with you -- Emma Kennedy I spent a good 10 minutes snogging it -- Sarah Cox I love it. Lots of my friends are getting sent one now!!! -- Deborah Meaden It's as if she's in your head. Feisty. Intimate. True. LOVE IT! -- Helen Lederer Hours of joy -- Emma Freud Wreck This Journal meets Dawn French's ruminations on the seasons, ageing and more - this is a companion piece to help you through life itself. A very good idea * Stylist * A national treasure. Loyal, self-deprecating and garrulous, French's story makes for entertaining reading. This is an original book, and will delight her fans and, indeed anyone with a sense of humour * Mail on Sunday (on 'Dear Fatty') * Heavens, she's a funny lady * Sunday Telegraph * Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on * Guardian * A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant * Daily Mail * Makes you laugh on every page * The Times * This book is inspired!!! -- Nadiya Hussain [It's] beautiful, like Dawn, and stuffed full of goodies -- Jo Brand The most fun you'll have with a book all year . . . The perfect stocking filler * Mayfair & Marylebone Edition * This woman is a warm hug in human form - just thinking about her makes me smile. Dawn spreads joy in abundance. She is dazzling -- Lorraine Kelly Top tome for THIS YEAR'S STOCKINGS! Start a journal alongside Dawn's witty outlook on life. This will have you laughing about your year * Prima *

Dawn French Biography

Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is a British actress, comedian, presenter and writer. French is known for writing and starring on the BBC comedy sketch show French and Saunders with her best friend and comedy partner, Jennifer Saunders, and played the lead role as Geraldine Granger in the BBC sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. She has been nominated for seven BAFTA TV Awards and won a BAFTA Fellowship with Saunders in 2009.

Early life

Dawn Roma French was born on 11 October 1957 in Holyhead, Wales, to English parents Felicity Roma (née O'Brien; 1934 – 2012) and Denys Vernon French (5 August 1932 – 11 September 1977), who married in their home town of Plymouth in 1953. French has an older brother, Gary. Her father served in the Royal Air Force, stationed at RAF Valley and later RAF Leconfield, where Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother went to tea at French's home when French was three years old. An RAF archive footage of this event was included in French's comedy tour/video Thirty Million Minutes. The RAF partly funded French's private education. When her father was stationed at RAF Faldingworth, French attended Caistor Grammar School for one year. She later attended boarding school at St Dunstan's Abbey School for Girls in Plymouth (since absorbed by Plymouth College), where she was a member of Downton house. After graduating, she spent a year studying at the Spence School in New York, due to a debating scholarship she won whilst attending boarding school.French has said that her self-confidence and self-belief stem from her father, who told her how beautiful she was each day. She stated, "He taught me to value myself. He told me that I was beautiful and the most precious thing in his life." Denys had a history of severe depression and made two suicide attempts, but managed to conceal his illness from Dawn and Gary. When French was nineteen years old, her father committed suicide by car exhaust.In 1977, French began studying drama at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she met her future comedy partner, Jennifer Saunders. Both came from RAF backgrounds. They had grown up on the same base, even having had the same best friend, although never meeting. Saunders recalled her first perception of French was that she was a "cocky little upstart"; French considered Saunders to be snooty and aloof. The comic duo originally did not like each other as French wanted to become a drama teacher whereas Saunders loathed the idea and thus disliked French for being enthusiastic and confident about the course.French and Saunders shared a flat whilst at college and were influenced to do comedy by their flatmates as part of their projects for college. After talking in depth for the first time, they came to be friends. While at college, French broke up with her fiancé, a former Royal Navy officer. After French and Saunders graduated from the Royal Central School, they decided to form a double-act called the Menopause Sisters. Saunders has describe ... Read full biography

Authors: Dawn French
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Michael Joseph Ltd
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780718187569
ISBN10: 0718187563
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Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: Твердый
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Pages: 304
Book Weight: 840
Book Dimensions: 179x215x28
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Publication date: Jan. 23, 2018
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Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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