Cause Celeb by Helen Fielding
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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.
 

About Helen Fielding

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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.
 
Published January 29, 2001 by Penguin Books. 352 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Romance, Action & Adventure, Business & Economics, Religion & Spirituality, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction

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All well and good, but Rosie seems to view the unspeakable tragedy of mass starvation as a mere backdrop for her own decidedly minor problems of unrequited love and general anomie.

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Fielding's first novel, published now in the States only following the success of her second (Bridget Jones's Diary), is a sometimes hilarious, sometimes moving, occasionally scurrilous delight.

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Fans of the sarcastic humor and rapid-fire dialogue found in bestselling British author Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason will be delighted with the U.S. release of her 1995 debut novel, which juxtaposes the death, disease and despair of a refugee camp again...

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But the African storyline is not substantial enough to compete with the giddy exploits of the emotionally stunted luminaries back home, and even Rosie's burgeoning love affair with the camp doctor lacks sufficient steam.Four years later, Rosie returns to London to organize her celebrity friends f...

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Entertainment Weekly

Published in 1994, three years before the hugely successful Bridget Jones's Diary(and now available for the first time in the U.S.), Fielding's debut novel Cause Celeb chronicles Rosie Richardson, a twentysomething publicist who escapes to the fictional Nambula to become a relief worker after...

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Those who've read Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary and its sequel must have wondered if the author could tell a similarly sharp and humorous story without the incomparable Bridget scribbling her disjointed journal entries.

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The Independent

This is offset by some nicely-turned acerbic phrases: the lovesick nurse producing 'a look you could have spread on a sponge cake,' the girl with 'a bottom like two snooker balls.' Beneath the satire, Rosie's successful transformation of her own life conveys a positive message, notwithstanding th...

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People

Fans of Fielding's famed heroine Bridget Jones will warm to Rosie Richardson, a similarly hapless single gal, who flees to an African refugee camp to escape a failed romance and a shallow existence as a London literary publicist.

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Nights and Weekends

You wouldn’t think that a book about starvation in Africa could be funny without being heartless, but Helen Fielding manages just that in her debut novel (this one came out before Bridget Jones’s Diary).

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