The number 1 bestseller in the UK--a memoir from one of television's Two Fat Ladies and "the autobiography of the year". Clarissa Dickson Wright, famously half of television's Two Fat Ladies, was born into wealth and privilege. As a child, shooting and hunting were the norm and pigeons were flown in from Cairo for supper. But Clarissa's father, a brilliant surgeon, was an abusive drunk who forced her to eat carrots with slugs clinging to them. Determined and clever, Clarissa began a career in law and became the youngest woman ever to be called to the bar. But disaster struck when Clarissa's adored mother died suddenly. Clarissa turned to alcohol and partied away her entire inheritance.
The road to recovery was long and hard, and Clarissa sought solace in the thing that had always brought her joy-cooking. became an international sensation and Clarissa found success, sobriety, and peace. Now, with the honesty and wit millions love her for, Clarissa recounts a life lived to extremes. A vivid and funny story, Spilling the Beans is as moving as it is a wonderful read.