Cause Celeb—the critically acclaimed debut novel from a writer with a boundless grasp of the existential and the uproarious—has just landed in America. Synopsis. Cause Celeb is the debut novel from Helen Fielding, the bestselling author of Bridget Jones’s Diary. Disillusioned by her glitzy life in London and her . Disillusioned with life as a literary publicist in London and sick of her hotshot TV presenter boyfriend, twenty-something Rosie Richardson decides to.

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She returns to London somewhat sadder and wiser, but volunteers again several years later. But cope Rosie does, along with a predictable cast of supporting others: The cycle of the relationship is awful and real, although I’ll be honest I have yet to work out what the heck Oliver really did was he an actor, or a director or did he produce whatever Soft Focus was? The Mount Airy News. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on heelen go. Fielding’s tale filled with huge egos lends itself exceptionally well to audio, and Quigley scrupulously brings Fielding’s vapid, iconic characters to life with her uncanny ability to switch between accents and mood at the drop of a hat, achieving a subtler style of comedy than listeners may expect.

I don’t know why this one wasn’t made into Helen Fielding’s first movie instead of “Bridget.

Cause Celeb by Helen Fielding

It is fun to watch Rosie turn from social butterfly to socially-conscious and amazingly able force of nature. Please provide an email address. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

One second you’re laughing about pompous celebrities and then you’re reading about some of the most unfair, fixable yet remaining unfixed, horrors of the world.

It would be unfair to my other books if I gave this lots of stars, but it’s also unfair how few it has – guess that’s due to fans of BJ, which in retrospect seems worse, because Fielding is smart and either caved in or talked down to all those who made chick lit into a genre. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

CAUSE CELEB by Helen Fielding | Kirkus Reviews

Still, it’s not a book I either enjoyed or would recommend, the mix in genres just didn’t work for me. Books of the Week. I thought this was interesting because instead of the protagonist working for a fashion magazine, she works in a refugee camp in Africa.


Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Rosie Richardson, in an almost unbelievable transformation from puffette a publicist in a publishing company to running a refugee camp in Africa entertains with her honest voice. Many ironic cultural misunderstandings ensue, and, of course, there is all that messy dying to cope with.

She flies back to England and gets in touch with Oliver and his circle of famous friends to raise funds. The whole abusive relationship part was nice to read because it felt real. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. However, much of it is well paced enough that you can imagine many of the circumstances as happening and this is certainly one of the more realistic examples of a chick-lit novel that I’ve read.

Part B is what makes the book most worthwhile. Empat tahun sudah dia lewati di Nambula, yang berkali dilanda bencana kelaparan, peperangan dan wabah penyakit. Sep 26, Victoria Zieger rated it it was ok Shelves: Ozols rated it liked it. Even in the London sections, Rosie’s character isn’t suddenly taking time out of nowhere and meeting for an all day chat over coffee or spending money that she has no obvious way of earning.

It isa little after celrb Aid” and Rosie Richardson is stuck in a less than perfect relationship with Oliver Marchant, a TV personality and a not terribly nice chap. When I picked up this Helen Fielding book at a used book sale, I figured I would be getting another semi-silly, light, romantic read from her, but it turned out to deal with much more heavy issues including famine and emotional abuse.

Rosie decides to lead an expedition to see these locusts and try to get an estimate of the expected number of refugees. After a while though the African part turned very grim, and I actually got interested in finding out what was happening there.


First enthralled with her TV presenter boyfriend and then disillusioned with his unpredictable cruelty she runs away to do something worthwhile with her life.

Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide. But after four years working in Nambula, a fictional country in Northern Africa, there is a famine coming and Rosie turns back to Oliver and his famous friends to get the food they desperately need. I like Rosie as a character, how fieldijg is able to take control of the situation in Africa and we see her growth through the awfulness that was Oliver.


Unfortunately, however, God has given women heldn inbuilt irresistible urge to insist on knowing where their relationships are going, and to force their partners to discuss the matter at length whenever they are late for something. Customers who bought this item also bought. Read it Forward Read it first. This is the first novel by Helen Fielding of Bridget Jones fame which she wrote in Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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Muhammed, a local go-between with a flair for melodrama, the burly Irish doctor O’Rourke, and two seasoned nurses are all catalysts for the cielding who keep spirits alive and send emotions on a roller-coaster ride. Their doctor Betty is due to leave the camp to be replaced by the American Robert O’Rourke, who worked with nurse Linda previously in Chad and, perhaps, has a relationship with her. Didn’t really matter but whatever it made sense to have Rosie stuck in the cycle of celebrity and love.

There was plenty to like about this one, and plenty to not like. Also lots of characters that just didn’t matter and never got developed.

Bridget Jones meets Bob Geldof, half set in London with another pretty young woman thinking ceeleb always too fat, loving an abusive asshole, drinking a lot and freaking out about make-up and stockings and shaving, the other half with her working as an aide in a refuge camp.

It is I read a subject Helen Fielding is interested in and she has worked in producing documentaries for relief for such famines.

Muhammad Mahmoud is a local who is not an official director of the camp but who has the skills and personality to rise to the occasion.

Part A is like Bridget Jones’s Diary except not quite as funny. The point of this book is to make you think a little bit harder and a little bit further than the simple existence of things like Red Nose Day, etc.

If you can put this to one side, however, as I was able to and as I’m sure Fielding fans will be happy to; this isn’t a bad effort at all. Please try again later.