Book Review – Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders
First published, 2014
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Really enjoyed reading this funny and enlightening memoir. I loved how Ms Saunders stories came in a cyclical manner: one story spawning another, leading into something else, and then back to the original point. This made the book feel much more like a friendly conversation than a serious autobiography.
I loved the stories of how Jennifer Saunders came to meet Adrian Edmondson and Dawn French. One of my favourite parts was about procrastination and the difficulty of actually sitting down and writing something; this is something I think all writers can relate to, and is astonishing for those of us who’ve followed Ab Fab, Jam and Jerusalem, and all the rest.
The story of the unfinished script for Goldie Hawn was a cringing delight. I felt the weight of the incomplete writing as Jennifer made her way to New York, having planned to write en route, in the air, and getting into the free champagne instead.