• by Jennifer Saunders
  • Narrated by Jennifer Saunders
  • 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving, and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends, and occasional heartache - but never misery.
Bonkers is full of riotous adventures: accidentally enrolling on a teacher training course with a young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lumley, touring India with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn. There's cancer, too, when she becomes 'Brave Jen'. But her biggest battle is with the bane of her life: the Laws of Procrastination. As she admits, "There has never been a Plan. Everything has been fairly random, happened by accident or just fallen into place. I'm off now, to do some sweeping..." Prepare to chuckle, whoop, and go bonkers.


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Jennifer Saunders is comedy genius

If you could sum up Bonkers in three words, what would they be?

Laugh out loud funny, genuinely moving and unexpectedly warm. Loved it immensely.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bonkers?

There are many but I loved the early account of racing around London with friend JoBo. The basis of more than one of her comedy sketches were seeded there!

Have you listened to any of Jennifer Saunders’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Jennifer's narration added to the comedy a number of times.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Funny, warm and moving.

Any additional comments?

Self deprecating and honest.

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- Vicuña

Ab Fab

What made the experience of listening to Bonkers the most enjoyable?

'Bonkers' exemplifies the reason why I love listening to authors reading their autobiographies; more specifically, Comedians. Because she's feeling the emotion of the event she's describing and because she possesses great comic timing, the overall effect is immeasurably better than if read by a hired actor.

It goes without saying that the audiobook is, at times, embarrassingly laugh-out-load funny ;walking down the street hooting to yourself is, of course, a sign of madness. Be prepared to get funny looks if you're listening to this in public.


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- Mark Holmes

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd