Tough talking, ball busting, TV talk show host Tanya Travis is at the top of her game. For fifteen years she has steered The Truth With Tanya Travis to be a ratings winner, solving the problems of Britain’s great drug taking, shagging, DNA testing unwashed. But underneath the designer exterior, Tanya’s life isn’t so rosy. She is hounded by the press, who are desperate to prove her boyfriend’s infidelity, and her closest relationships are with her crazy Brooklyn agent and her sweet faced (but foul mouthed) cleaner. When reality TV show Celebrity Spa Trek comes knocking, Tanya turns them down flat, believing that her image and credentials as the Darling of Daytime raise her above participating. However, she may be forced to re-think when her carefully constructed life starts to come apart at the seams. With her relationship in crisis, her career on the line, and her finances in dire straits she may have to join the desperate gaggle of C-List wannabes trekking round Nepal after all…. A sharp, witty novel about our celebrity obsessed culture from the author of bestselling Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes.
Tanya Travis is the darling of daytime television. She appears to have it all but for Tanya everything seems to be spiralling out of control. She knows she isn’t getting any younger and no amount of botox and surgery is going to stop the dreaded ageing process.
I did feel quite sorry for Tanya even though she is very much kidding herself. Her boyfriend Nick is a waste of space and even though deep down she knows this, she tries to blind herself from it. She has no thoughts of the future and between her and Nick she is pretty much penniless. Losing her position on daytime television to someone younger, I couldn’t help but feel for her.
I loved the Celebrity Spa Trek, it’s very much like I’m A Celebrity but is in the very picturesque Nepal. I loved the story when it got to this part. For Tanya being there comes as a big shock, not just because she has to sleep rough but because she starts to find herself and realise what she wants from life. It’s very much a life changing experience for her and I was totally honoured to be a part of it.
Even though overall it is a very fun and light hearted read, the author always manages to have a more serious undertone running through the story. I think Tanya proves to us readers that it is never to late to change yourself and how money and fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Younger Thinner Blonder is in parts a laugh out loud read. Even though it’s a humorous read it is also a very inspiring one. I always come away from this authors books feeling lighter and that I can take on the world. Extremely uplifting.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
Younger Thinner Blonder is available to purchase from Amazon.