Possibly the funniest writer of all time. (With P.J. O'Rourke running a strong second.) I have embarrassed myself in bookshops laughing myself sick just at the list of chapter titles, and had to put the book back. "The Clit-Lick Hilton" sticks in memory.

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Married to stylish lawyer Geoffrey Robertson, him of the hypotheticals, and they have two children. She has a website at www.kathylette.com. Two quotes from that convey a bit of her style:

Kathy Lette divides her time between being a full time writer, demented mother (now there's a tautology) and trying to find a shopping trolley that doesn't have a clubbed wheel.

Kathy says that the best things about being a writer are that you can work in your jammies all day; have affairs and call it research; drink heavily on the job and squander whole afternoons xeroxing your labia.

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