Released on 12 February 2015.

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Losing It

From the Star of Celebrity Big Brother 2017

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Losing It has been shortlisted for the PG Woodhouse Comedy Literary Prize as well as The Edinburgh First Book Award 2015.
Millie was at one time quite well known for various TV and radio appearances. However, she now has no money, a best friend with a better sex life than her, a daughter in Papua New Guinea and too much weight in places she really doesn't want it.

When she's asked to be the front woman for a new diet pill, she naively believes that all her troubles will be solved. She will have money, the weight will be gone, and maybe she'll get more sex.

If only life was really that easy. It doesn't take her long to realize it's going to take more than a diet pill to solve her never-ending woes...

Losing It is the hilarious debut from Helen Lederer, one of the UK's favourite comediennes.

In the media

'A brilliant creation: scene after scene of blissful agony . . . Lederer's dry and merciless observation of women struggling to be fabulous is hugely entertaining.
A wickedly amusing debut novel.
The Telegraph
Helen Lederer's novel perfectly blends her considerable talent as a comedienne with her skills as a writer into a super-funny but also resonant read. Loved it.