Younger Thinner Blonder is written by Sue Watson and published by Rickshaw Publishing.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have everything? Tanya Travis doesn’t have to. As host of TV show ‘The Truth With Tanya Travis,’ she lives a life of glamour, luxury and public adulation while solving the problems of Britain’s great unwashed each day on her show.
However, things are not all they seem and Tanya’s life of designer kitchens, Prada handbags and myriad TV awards is as difficult behind the scenes as those of her TV show guests. A victim of her own success, Tanya is hounded by the press, constantly reading headlines about her own life looks, and body. But when she reads stories about her partner’s weakness for young blondes and there’s trouble at work, Tanya’s carefully constructed celebrity life starts to come apart at the seams.
With her relationship in crisis, her cellulite on overdrive and her career on the line, Tanya may have to take up the offer of prime time exposure with a desperate gaggle of C-List wannabes. Billed as a show ‘where good celebrities go bad,’ ‘Celebrity Spa Trek’ is a reality programme like no other – but can Tanya take on the lack of hot water, starvation, exhaustion and sheer showbiz bitchiness of a celebrity trek through the Himalayas?
I read Sue’s last book, Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes and it was one of my favourite reads last year so I had high expectations for this latest book. I wasn’t disappointed!
Sue has a knack of writing a comical book that also has some substance to it. Whilst at no point did I ever really like Tanya Travis but I don’t think you really are meant to! We meet Tanya whilst she is the Queen of the daytime tv and then see how the mighty fall. Doing all she can to make money she is pushed by her agent to do a celebrity reality show which has very funny consequences!
It would be totally wrong of me to write this review without mentioning Tanya’s Scandinavian ‘cleaner’ Astrid. She has to be one of the best supporting characters in a book I have ever read. I think I could happily read a book all about her .. she is hysterical and says exactly how it is!!! – More Astrid please Sue Watson!
Available via Amazon UK Younger, Thinner, Blonder