A Bit of Me
- Author Denise Van Outen
- Narrator Denise Van Outen
- Publisher Ebury Publishing
- Run Time 7 hours and 27 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Autobiography: arts and entertainment, Film, television, radio and performing arts genres, Individual actors and performers, Memoirs.
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What to expect
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Denise Van Outen, original 90s ‘ladette’, West End star and primetime TV favourite, reveals for the first time the true story of grit and graft beneath the famous Essex sparkle.
In this refreshingly candid memoir, Denise speaks openly and sensitively about her rollercoaster career, her struggles in a past high-profile relationship and the betrayal she suffered at the hands of those once closest to her, with the hope that in doing so, she can help empower others to avoid and overcome similar difficulties.
Denise shot to fame on The Big Breakfast in her early twenties. After a decade grafting through lower-profile TV work, she was finally living the dream. However her life soon turned into a nightmare off-screen and behind the headlines as her heart was broken in a very public relationship, whilst her every move was printed in the tabloids thanks to her phone being tapped. Eventually she accepted an offer to play Roxie in Chicago which turned out to be life-changing. The role took her to Broadway, where she caught the eye of one Andrew Lloyd Webber, eventually landing a judging role on Any Dream Will Do, which saw her rise back to primetime and the career that she loves, where she has stayed and flourished.
Now, in her first memoir, Denise tells her story with disarming candour, unafraid to reveal vulnerabilities beneath the cheerful exterior. Tackling difficult subjects of corrosive self-doubt, betrayal, invasions of privacy and professional struggles, interjected with the familiar humour that we all know and love, A Bit of Me is personal, at times raw, often mischievous and always compelling. Denise has lived the life, learned the lessons, and Basildon to Broadway and back is a hell of a journey.
© Denise Van Outen 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021
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