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Sherrie Hewson
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27 Oct 2011

Join Loose Women's Sherrie Hewson on her rollercoaster ride through the laughter, tears and tantrums of an extraordinary life lived on and off the screen.

Sherrie Hewson is one of Britain's best loved telly stars. From her dazzling performances in the Carry On films to Russ Abbott's Madhouse, to her favourite character Maureen Holdsworth in Coronation Street to the green hills of Emmerdale, Sherrie's warmth and good humour won her a place in the heart of the nation. And now an adored presenter on Loose Women, which she joined eight years ago, Sherrie has become a friend and confidante to the millions who tune in for her naughty sense of fun, openness and quick wit.

But behind the laughter Sherrie has been hiding a secret heartache. After 30 years of marriage, she is finally divorcing the man who cheated on her and squandered all her money, leaving her bankrupt, on the brink of an alcohol problem and suicidal. It has taken her nine years to reach this point; but Sherrie is now ready to share her story – and it's one that at times seems more fitting to a soap opera than real life.

From living in a brothel to being ditched at the altar, to living in fear of her stalker to nearly murdering her Corrie co-star (by accident, of course!), to the on- and off-screen lovers, friends and foe, to struggling to conceive her much-loved daughter,
Sherrie – a natural storyteller – always manages to see the funny side and tells it like it is with warmth and a cheeky smile.

Brimming with brilliantly funny anecdotes and larger-than-life characters, Sherrie’s story will delight, entertain and, above all, make you laugh.


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (27 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007416253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007416257
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sherrie Hewson was born in Nottingham in 1950. The daughter of a model and singer, Sherrie was destined to entertain and got her big break when she joined the Carry On team to star in Carry On Behind aged 25. From there Sherrie went on to become a household name when she was cast as the much-loved Maureen Holdsworth on Coronation Street. Since then, Sherrie has starred in numerous productions on the screen and stage, but she's really become the nation's darling since joining the panel of Loose Women eight years ago. Loved for her warmth and great sense of humour, Sherrie has become a friend and confidante to the millions who tune in to watch her every day.

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‘Sensational’ Daily Mirror

‘Frank and honest’ The Weekly News

‘You might think you know everything about Sherrie… but her autobiography reveals a more sensitive side, laced with her trademark wit and warmth.’ **** Woman’s Own

‘[Sherrie Hewson] has had a rollercoaster ride through the laughter, tears and tantrums of an extraordinary life’ The Manchester Evening News

‘Behind the Laughter charts not only all the high points of [Sherrie’s] acting career, but also closes the book on the unhappiest periods’ Aberdeen Press and Journal

About the Author

Sherrie Hewson was born in Nottingham in 1950. The daughter of a model and singer, Sherrie was destined to entertain and got her big break when she joined the Carry On team to star in Carry On Behind aged 25. From there Sherrie went on to become a household name when she was cast as the much-loved Maureen Holdsworth on Coronation Street. Since then, Sherrie has starred in numerous productions on the screen and stage, but she's really become the nation's darling since joining the panel of Loose Women eight years ago. Loved for her warmth and great sense of humour, Sherrie has become a friend and confidante to the millions who tune in to watch her every day.


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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a page-turner! 15 Mar 2011
Format:Hardcover
I had no idea I was going to like this book so much! I was on holiday over the weekend and picked up a copy as my friend has mentioned it before. I just couldn't put it down! Sherrie has had an incredible life, it's insane how much she's had thrown at her but she's never broken down. It's very inspiring. She's also really funny, which is always a nice surprise as you can never tell for sure on tv if it's scripted. It was a really addictive read.

I'd recommend this to anyone who is up for sinking their teeth into a really engrossing book, which is something you don't get too much nowadays.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliantly funny and heart-breaking 15 Mar 2011
By Alan
Format:Hardcover
I've always loved Sherrie, ever since she appeared as ditzy Maureen on Corrie. I think she's great on Loose Women, and she's one of the main reasons I tune in, so I bought the book the moment it was out. I didn't know Sherrie had had such an eventful life! There's so much in here that I didn't know - she was engaged to Robert Lindsay, she'd performed with Vanessa Redgrave and Harrison Ford, she threw up on Steve McQueen! but most of all, I love this book for Sherrie's warmth and sense of humour. You can tell she's written it as it sounds so much like her, and she's so inspiring - if you've ever had a bad relationship or felt like giving up this book is for you. Well done Sherrie!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!! 17 Mar 2011
By !
Format:Hardcover
Normally I'm skeptical about some of these celeb stories, but I was blown away by this book. It's a great read because Sherrie's life is as, (if not more!) interesting than any fiction book out there at the moment. Sherrie holds back on nothing, and the shocking revelations and incredible tales made me keep turning page after page.

If you're into these types of books you're going to absolutely love this one, and if you're haven't read any, this is a great place to start. Thrilling, funny and touching. Great stuff!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a life theres more to our Sherrie 15 April 2011
By D. Ward
Format:Hardcover
This is a great read, I couldn't put the book down. Theres more to our Sherrie than we see on the television. She is just so funny and this book will keep you captivated - sometimes sad but other times typical of our Sherrie. An interesting insight to a much loved person. Well recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Behind the Laughter 7 April 2011
Format:Hardcover
I read in bed before I go to sleep and have wanted to read until the end of the chapter a few times,find it very interesting and what I would have done in her place.She is definately a bit dotty and too trusting but nice with it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 30 April 2011
Format:Hardcover
Super light read for your holidays. Sherrie comes across as a lovely lady who is easily led. This book was well written and entertaining. Some amusing stories involving some of our favourite TV characters. She reveals the name of a star who jilted her and details of her failed marriage. She is clearly a devoted mother and this shines through the booK. overall a super read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous read 5 April 2011
Format:Hardcover
wha a fantastic read,sherrie hasnt held back on anything and it takes real guts to reveal some of the things that have happened in her life...highly recommend it
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Behind the Laughter 3 April 2011
By julie
Format:Hardcover
very good book,couldn't put it down.sherrie has had good times and bad, and can mirror most woman and still she smiles and doesn't blame anyone for the upset in her life.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Behind the laughter
A very honest account of Sherrie`s life and well written. Most women will recognise a bit of themselves in her story, I know I did.
Published 4 days ago by lillian shipton
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read!
This was a very honest memoir and she is also very down to earth. She is like what you see on the tv
Published 1 month ago by S
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and intresting
I really injoyed this book at the beginning I wasen,t sure but enjoyed the book the more I read.SHe is a very funny lady and this comes across clearly in the book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by sunshine
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Very good book very warm and honest read, enjoyed very much, always been a fan of Sherrie especially when she was in Corrie,
Published 2 months ago by yvonne
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done Sherrie x
I loved this book Sherrie has always come across as a Fabularse woman on Loose women all the very best to her and her Family
Published 2 months ago by KAREN RAYNOR
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
I really enjoyed this book, Sherrie has had highs and lows during her life but has not written the book in any was as a victim. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Christine clifford
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read.
I have always loved to watch Sherrie on the TV and really enjoyed reading this book. She has been very open about her life and has gone through some very trying times and also... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Gillian Millett
3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable!
I did not realise this lady had been in show business for so long but easy reading and quite amusing
Published 4 months ago by Jeanette Kallagher
4.0 out of 5 stars Stronger.
A very interesting insite into Sherrie's life. Sad at times, but also funny and humerous. A much stronger and resilient person than she gives herself credit for.
Published 4 months ago by janet watson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This is a brilliant book and very funny too. Could not put it down. Buy it you won't be disappointed.
Published 4 months ago by Jude
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