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Spilling the Beans

Clarissa Dickson Wright

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-296-8
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Cloth
Overlook
1/7/2010

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Clarissa Dickson Wright, famously half of television s Two Fat Ladies, was born into wealth and privilege. As a child, shooting and hunting were the norm and pigeons were flown in from Cairo for supper. But Clarissa s father, a brilliant surgeon, was an abusive drunk who forced her to eat carrots with slugs clinging to them. Determined and clever, Clarissa began acareer in law and became the youngest woman ever to be called to the bar. But disaster struck when Clarissa s adored mother died suddenly. Clarissa turned to alcohol and partied away her entire inheritance.

The road to recovery was long and hard, and Clarissa sought solace in the thing that had always brought her joy cooking. Two Fat Ladies became an international sensation and Clarissa found success, sobriety, and peace. Now, with the honesty and wit millions love her for, Clarissa recounts a life lived to extremes. A vivid and funny story, Spilling the Beans is as moving as it is a wonderful read.

Praise for Spilling the Beans
Packed with hilarious anecdotes, fizzing with energy, throbbing with pain. The Daily Mail

[Clarissa] is always good company and packs her story with marvelous anecdotes . . . brave and unsparing. The Times (London)

About the author
Clarissa Dickson Wright found fame alongside Jennifer Paterson as one half of the much loved television cooking partnership Two Fat Ladies. She lives in London and Scotland.
Praise for SPILLING THE BEANS
“Wonderful, written very much in Wright’s unique and fascinating voice.” – Dallas Morning News
“A surprisingly complete book. In a way, Spilling the Beans has everything: fame, celebrity, addiction, heartbreak... and, of course, food. Lots and lots of food… This is a well told, joyous memoir that, for me, is all about finding your way back. Even those largely unfamiliar with Dickson Wright will enjoy her humor and wit.” – January Magazine “Born to privilege, Clarissa Dickson Wright launched a prodigious legal career before turning to drink and partying away all of her advantages. She found redemption in the kitchen as one of television's Two Fat Ladies, and here, with characteristic humor, she recounts her ups and downs.” – B&N Review

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