My Mad Fat Diary

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Hodder & Stoughton, 2007 - Diaries - 346 pages
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My Mad Fat Diary is now a major new comedy for E4!
It's 1989 and Rae is a fat, boy-mad 17-year-old girl, living in Stamford, Lincolnshire with her mum and their deaf white cat in a council house with a mint off-green bath suite and a larder Rae can't keep away from. This is the hilarious and touching real-life diary she kept during that fateful year - with characters like her evil friend Bethany, Bethany's besotted boyfriend, and the boys from the grammar school up the road (who have code names like Haddock and Battered Sausage).
My Mad Fat Diary evokes a vanished time when Charles and Di are still together, the Berlin wall is up, Kylie is expected to disappear from the charts at any moment and it's 1 for a Snakebite and Black in the Vaults pub. My Mad Fat Diary will appeal to anyone who's lived through the 1980s. But it will also strike a chord with anyone who's ever been a confused, lonely teenager who clashes with their mother, takes themselves VERY seriously and has no idea how hilarious they are.

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User Review  - Welsh_eileen2 - LibraryThing

A fascinating diary of a young girl coping as best she can with boys, overeating, family and her thoughts on how her future will pan out. Great read! I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher St. Martins Press via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review. Read full review

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User Review  - kthxy - LibraryThing

Well, it's a diary. From the 80s. Interesting because of reasons, but not that much fun. All the casual homophobia and racism doesn't help. Probably not worth reading for most fans of the show. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Rae Earl was born in Lincolnshire in 1971. She went to Hull University and following a brief stint at Parcel Force moved into broadcasting. She now writes full time from her shed in Hobart, Tasmania. The second series of Rae's hit TV drama My Mad Fat Diary is now on E4 and the second book in her fictional 'Hattie Moore' series is publishing in June 2014.

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