Cause Celeb

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Penguin Books, 2002 - Fiction - 342 pages
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Disillusioned with life as a literary publicist in London and sick of her hotshot TV presenter boyfriend, twenty-something Rosie Richardson decides to give up glitz for good deeds and escape to Africa to run a refugee camp. When famine strikes and a massive refugee influx threatens to overwhelm the camp, officials drag their heels. The only way to get food fast is to bring the celebrities first, so Rosie returns to London to organize a star-studded and risky emergency appeal. Deftly skewering the world of celebrity fundraising, Fielding's debut novel is both comic and thought-provoking.

Cause Celeb crackles with insights into the nature of fame, passion, and altruism in our time, all the while following an unlikely-but hugely likeable-heroine.

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User Review  - FireandIce - LibraryThing

My personal opinion is that Fielding's best work was Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, but this novel did offer an interesting perspective on the humanitarian crisis in ... Read full review

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User Review  - melydia - LibraryThing

Rosie Richardson works at a refugee camp in Nambula, Africa, where she's been for the last four years after breaking off a toxic relationship with the famous television man Oliver Merchant in London ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Helen Fielding, a journalist and a novelist, is the author of three previous novels, Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Cause Celeb. She also co-wrote the screenplays for the movie of Bridget Jones's Diary and the forthcoming sequel based on Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

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