My Madder Fatter Diary
By Rae Earl
Now a major TV series for E4. Volume two of the bestselling diaries see Rae move into her all-important A-Level year.
RAE'S BACK! But now it's 1990. The Berlin wall is down and the Happy Mondays are up, really up, but the new decade's brought new mortifications for Rae Earl and she's MADDER and FATTER than ever. About to enter the most important year of her life - her actual bloody A Level year - everyone expects her to concentrate on schoolwork but how can she when Haddock's backside is still a national treasure and revision at home is just NOT HAPPENING! It's hell outside the house too, if hell was in Stamford, Lincolnshire, and punishment for sins was a fiery eternity of awkwardness.
In My Madder Fatter Diary, Rae reveals her real-life teenage diary once again, transporting us to a Britain instantly recognisable to those who remember Bryan Adams at the top of the charts and anybody who's been eighteen and agonisingly embarrassed by EVERYTHING. It's wet-your-knickers hilarious. It's blub-your-eyes-out sad. It's the touching, romantic, MAD, FAT story of what happened next.
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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30 Jan 2014
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'Funnier, sadder and ruder than Adrian Mole, this will delight teenagers past and present' — Financial Times
You wouldn't catch many people revealing their true teen thoughts. Hurray then for Rae Earl, who dug out her 1989 diary and published it in the raw. Hilarious and gut-wrenchingly familiar — In Style
Very funny — Elle
'Full of 80s nostalgia, this journal will make you laugh out loud' — Closer (four stars)
'Very funny - and sad' — Heat
'Full of teenage logic, bad poetry and 80s nostalgia, Rae's frank and hilarious trip down memory lane stands out from the current surge of memoirs' — The London Paper
This show actually is my mad fat diary. I have already pretty much lived this show, for real... Reminds you how rarely you see teenage girls on television doing anything other than looking sexy in short skirts, endlessly texting their friends about parties, or wailing "IT'S SO UNFAIR" when their parents won't buy them a car. — Caitlin Moran for The Times
The diaries based on author Rae's real life continue in excellent style — Heat