Acquired via BookCrossing 04 Jul 2009 – from the Unconvention books table

Autobiography of the woman best known for the Two Fat Ladies TV series. A larger than life character, she seems to be very honest and unsparing with herself, particularly with regard to her dysfunctional family and struggles with alcoholism. This made for an interesting but uncomfortable read. Of particular interest to me was her friendship with friend of BookCrossing (and me!) Christine Coleman. Christine and her family are mentioned throughout the book, and Christine has been a very good friend to Clarissa over the years. It’s good to have friendship acknowledged as so important and, indeed, life-saving.