We’ve been very excited for quite a while about the arrival of this book, Reality Rehab, by Lisa Mary London. The glamorous cover girl is one of our Dudie friends, Dolly-Dog, AKA Baby-Girl, looking fabulous in her Red Polka Dot Dudiedog bandana. The book is reputed to be hilarious, but I’ll have to wait until Skye Blue and Flo have finished with my copy of Reality Rehab before I can enjoy it! (There is much chuckling coming from Flo’s room!) Lisa is donating £1 from the sale of every book to Mutts with Friends dog charity.
We wish Lisa much success with her new book.
Here’s a little bit about her:
Lisa Mary London went from chief reporter on a sleepy Cotswold newspaper to become celebrity producer on some of Britain’s best-loved TV shows. Her TV credits include An Audience with Ken Dodd, A BAFTA Tribute to Julie Walters, The British Comedy Awards and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! She’s worked with stars from Kirk Douglas to Ant and Dec, and her debut novel Reality Rehab features around 200 famous names. ‘There’s never a dull moment when you’re working with the stars,’ says Lisa. ‘One minute you’re sipping champagne with Pierce Brosnan, the next you’re standing in the Ladies’ minding Barbara Windsor’s handbag.’ Reality Rehab is based on her real life, behind-the-screen experiences as a celebrity producer. ‘I’ve met many old school stars like my book’s protagonist Gloria, who curse reality TV and think the cast of TOWIE should be stacking shelves at Tesco, not walking the red carpet. ‘She’s a cross between Diana Dors, Boadicea and Miss Piggy, a glorious, garrulous anti-heroine with bags of fattitude – Gloria puts the real in reality TV!’ Gloria’s petulant pooch Baby-Girl is closely based on the book’s cover star, Lisa’s beloved Maltese, Dolly-Dog (says Lisa – ‘You couldn’t make her up’). Dolly-Dog won fame on ITV’s Loose Women when she married Sherrie Hewson’s Westie Charlie, in a ceremony officiated by John Barrowman (available on YouTube). The couple split acrimoniously and are currently fighting for custody of a chew toy. A journalist by profession, Lisa has written for the Daily Mail and was briefly a News of the World reporter, but made her excuses and left before anyone was arrested for phone hacking.
You can buy Reality Rehab on Amazon. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reality-Rehab-Grab-Remote-Bitch-ebook/dp/B073X1CG4L)