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Publisher's Summary

Pauline Quirke was a skinny child, a slim teenager, a curvy woman, then - according to her bathroom scales (curse them) - just plain fat. Yes, the "F" word. Tipping the scales at nearly twenty stone, with creaking knees and a dodgy ankle to boot, at the beginning of 2011 Pauline had reached a crisis point. Something had to change, and fast.
It was never going to be an easy ride, but with her trademark warmth and sense of humour, Pauline recounts the highs and lows of the roller-coaster year in which she whips herself, and her life, into shape - with a fair few tales from her celebrated forty-year acting career thrown into the bargain. She reveals all: from the strain of working long hours away from home on one of Britain's most popular soaps to renewing her wedding vows and reuniting with her Birds of a Feather co-stars; from battling the bulge and facing the naysayers to rediscovering the joys of airline travel…without a seatbelt extension.
Honest and revealing, Where Have I Gone? is brimming with brilliantly funny anecdotes and truly moving moments. So put your feet up and join Pauline as she embarks on the most incredible year of her life.
©2012 Pauline Quirke (P)2012 Random House AudioGo
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3 out of 5 stars
By Deidre on 04-30-12

Disappointing Listen.

The author writes of her weight loss journey that involved prepackaged shakes. My research show that Pauline is a spokesperson for the company, which probably influenced her success with the program. Had I known that, I wouldn't have downloaded the book. If you are looking for inspiration and life long nutritional success in the area of weight management, this isn't the book to listen to. If you just want to listen to a biography of a British actress read by the author with authentic British accent and dialect, this perhaps is for you. I did enjoy her voice and hearing about her life just not her choice of diet.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Garry on 03-07-12

Pauline Quirke as never seen before

Would you consider the audio edition of Where Have I Gone? to be better than the print version?

Yes, Pauline's voice is so distinctive, so natural.

What did you like best about this story?

Her honesty and her passion, well done Pauline.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The incredible shrinking woman perhaps.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Helen on 06-28-12

Totally Inspiring!

Brilliant from start to finish, brilliantly written and narrated by Pauline herself, I found this one to be completely inspiring. It is real, a first hand account of what it is like to battle with weight loss and stick with something despite everything else that is going on in your life. I've listened to this one twice now, the second time was better because the first time I kept laughing out loud that many times so didnt absorb some bits of text. When I first heard about this book I thought it was going to read like an advertisement for Lighter Life, the weight loss program that Pauline followed during writing this book, but it wasn't like that at all, its more of an honest account of day to day living, being a mother, a wife, an actress on one of tv's most popular soap opera's, weight loss ups and downs, hilarious bits, parts that had my eyes filling up with tears I was relieved to be listening not trying to read text, this one has it all and is a must have for all of us who have or are considering trying to address their body size issues once and for all.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs Clare Mead on 06-01-14

Brilliant, Really encouraging as i am on a diet

Would you consider the audio edition of Where Have I Gone? to be better than the print version?

Have not read the Print version

Which character – as performed by Pauline Quirke – was your favourite?

herself

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Generally all but mainly when Pauline was talking about the struggles, Shows to you that sometimes, It's not only you that things can happen too. A really lovely lady and sounds like a really good laugh to go out with too.

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