In the 1980s Rae Earl started a diary and poured her angst-ridden teenage heart into it. Nothing unusual there except that nearly two decades later the diary was published for the world to read. Rae’s hilarious and outrageous confessions connected with teenagers past and present and the diary became a bestseller and a hit TV drama.
Now the eagerly-awaited second instalment of Rae’s diaries – My Madder Fatter Diary – follows her through A Levels and on to university. Rae is still mad – she was in a psychiatric ward at 16 – but even in her darkest moments there is humour. A lot of it.
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 – or, indeed, anybody who’s ever 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.