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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340933895
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444706413
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)
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Packed with hilarious anecdotes, fizzing with energy, throbbing with pain, this has to be the autobiography of the year (Daily Mail)

She packs her story with marvellous anecdotes (Sunday Times)

This is a searing book, but also one with rays of good humour (Country Life)

Extraordinary and occasionally heartbreaking story (Belfast Telegraph)

Fascinating' 'An often funny, shocking and very honest read (Active Life )

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The number one bestselling, no holds barred autobiography of one of the nations best-loved cookswhose lifehas led her from wealth and privilege to alcoholism, bankruptcy and eventually fame in Two Fat Ladies

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I recently became disabled and had gastric problems which means I can't eat as much as I used to, so I started getting and took to cooking to give me something productive to do And for the first time I really started to enjoy my food.

I had heard Clarissa being interviewed on the radio a few years earlier and expected this to be more of a cookbook. What I got was a lovely surprise. This is a brutally honest, self-depricating tale of a very intelligent woman who has battled her demons and survived. Every page is a gee.
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What a character! She would have been a wonderful friend I think even with all the many trials she faced in her remarkable life.

She took us from her very varied privileged background of high society to the depths of alcoholism. Her strength of character came through in all the facets of her life and her personality shone even through the tough times she endured and overcame.

I feel I would have liked her and, when I was reading this book, it was announced that she had died. I think she will be missed by many.
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Very informative and busted a few myths for me about this lady. very enjoyable read.
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Brilliant, amazing life making you realise how trauma can affect people whatever their upbringing or class. Look forward to it every night. If you like The Fat Ladies deffo buy this book, wonderful!
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Bless you Clarissa, we miss your wit.
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What a good read.

I liked her on TV and her personality shines through in this book.

I wish her well.
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So good
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What an amazing, moving, autobiography. A strong person who through her relentlesly non-self-pitying honesty gives hope to all of us with our own acknowledged flaws, and allows us to form other perspectives on various ideas about life without thrusting her own views upon us. Thank you, Clarissa. Perhaps you could now turn your hand to writing novels, since it would be unfair to expect another volume of your autobiography just yet. You have left me wanting to read more of your fabulous thoughts, which could surely be given somewhat more of a free rein in a novel, so please think about turning your talents in that direction.

Sadly, I don't suppose you will ever see this. If anyone else does, I cannot recommend this book more strongly; it is both uplifting and inspiring.

Cora-Lynne
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