This is Dawn French's fabulous new non-fiction book for 2017, and it's totally interactive: take a lovely ramble through the year together with Dawn. Think of it as Dawn's diary, personalized 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 personalized 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.
About the Author
Dawn French was born in Wales in 1957. She trained to be a drama teacher at London's Central School of Speech and Drama where she met Jennifer Saunders, leading to one of the most successful partnerships in British comedy. Dawn French has numerous television credits to her name, the most notable of which is her role in The Vicar of Dibley. She was married to the comedian Lenny Henry for 26 years with whom she has a daughter. In 2013 French married Mark Bignell.
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 *
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 *