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Marian Keyes

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I have Chosen to write about Marian Keyes Because I have read a lot of her books and I like her very much. I've overpriced read all part of her book called 'Under the duvet' That is a book written as a Diary of a party of her life. I Think That She Seems To Be An extraordinary person.


Marian was born September 10th in Limerick in 1963 and Therefore she is 44 years old. Her mother gave birth to her a month overdue so she was supposed to be a Leo instead of a Virgo Which she is now. She says in an interview That She thwart HAS thwart wondered what she'd be like if she was born on time and had been a dynamic, Sunny Leo instead of a perfectionist Virgo.

Her dream was to go to journalism school, but she was not accepted so she went to law school instead. She got a Law Degree at University Dublin but she did not make use of it Because she moved to London to work as a waitress. This time in Marian's life she was beginning to developmental alcohol problems. She lived in London in her twenties and partied and dregs a lot in this period of her life.

The drinking problems Developed after years and years of very low self esteem and the only time she felt good about herself was When She was drowning. In her thirties after an attempted suicide the people around her finally reacted and Helped her to get into rehab. She has been sober and happy about that eversince.

Today Marian and her Husband Tony live together in Dun Laoghaire after moving back from London in 1997. She lives happily with Him and He is the first man That She has had a healthy relationship with.


From what I've read about her and her way to answer questions in interviews she Seems like a very humoristic person. She is kind of a perfectionist of according to herself and she likes to do things her way. When She writes she's almost always in her bed at home with her laptop. Her husbands brings her candy and encourages her When She's feeling down.

Some Might Say That She lives a glamorous 'Sex and the City Life' Because They Think That She lives like the girls in her books but as I said EARLIER overpriced she had her share of hard times and problems. This is a quite famous statement from Marian Which sums up her personality quite good I think: "To sum up, I can not cook and I'm addicted to shoes, handbags and chocolate in all .its wonderful forms. All quite normal, really. "


She started to work in an accounts office When She First Began to write short stories, she never Intended to write novels (it would take too long), she was too lazy and thought it would take to long. She Late her manuscript to a publisher and saidthat it was all part of a novel she was working on one (Which she was not). The publisher asked to see her novel. She had never thought of writing novels but she wrote four chapter of the "Watermelon" in one week and late it out. The publisher loved it and she got a contract on three novels. That is how "Watermelon" (1995) was born and Marian's career as a novelist Began. Since that She has Become a literally phenomena and her seven novels HAS sold a million copies and havebeen Translated to at least 32 languages. She has never thought of herself as a writer and She has never had any wishes to've become one. But my opinion is That When You're falling on hard times it can feel good to just write it off and escapefromreality a while.

While writing her books she Realized That She was an alcoholic. She's now recovering. But as the strong woman she is she turned her defeat into success and distressed her experience as an alcoholic, her knowledge about divorces, drug addictions and bereavement in her books.

Marian Keyes HAS written 11 books, novels and chronicle collections and overpriced She has contributed to a couple Anthologies.

All of Marian Keyes novels are available in English and She has won the prize "Gold Pocket" bestselling foreign title.

Marian ice Considered To Be One of the original progenitors of "chick lit". Chick Lit is funny, romantic literature about single women In Their thirties.

The Reader

I Think That The typical reader of her books are Women In Their late twenties and thirties who are single and enjoying life. Women Recognize themeselves into her books Because she writes very honest and is not afraid to write about Things That Might Be embarrassing for some people. The typical reader of the books is a person That is like Marian and Marian is like many women today.


Her big breakthrough cameraman with the book "Watermelon". It is about Claire Who has been left by her husband When She just had his baby. That Claire says it is one thing but leaving her if he just had not left her for Their boring neighbor. She moves in with her parents for a while and spends her time feeling sorry for herself. When her husband one day calls her and wants her back, she has had more then enough time to plan a revenge.

Most of her books follow a theme and are about one of the Walsh sisters. There is one bookthat tells each Sisters story. In a way her books are very similar to eachother, You Can Recognize The Language use, but each book Has a Totally Different Story to Tell. The Sisters are very different, especiallywhen Maggie in the book Angels. She is the exemplary sister without problems That are visible from someone looking from the outside. She May seem like the girl with the perfect life, perfect job and perfect husband. But she feels like She has not lived her life so she runs off to LA In the other books about the sisters you get to follow them trough Problems with but, drug addiction, suicide Attempts and many nights of crazy partying.

In her latest book available in English that's called "anybody out there?" We get to follow Anna Walsh, a character who is happy with her life and enjoying it to the fullest. One day she wakes up in her parents' house with scars and bruises all over herself and she can not remember how she got there. After a few days she starts to remember What happened. She's been in a car crash with her husband and he did not survive. Her Life Becomes a search for her husband's spirit to get a last goodbye from him.

Her work Has Come To The attention of Hollywood. "Rachel's Holiday" will be filmed later this year. "Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married" has been screened into a sweet sixteen party TV series, Watermelon was a Made for TV movie in 2003, and 'Last Chance Saloon' was filmed in France.

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