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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.

Synopsis:

Deftly skewering celebrity fundraising, "Cause Celeb" is the story of a disillusioned young woman who escapes London to run a refugee camp in the African desert. When disaster strikes, she brings her former media savvy to the fore to organize a star-studded emergency appeal.

About the Author

Helen Fielding, a journalist and a novelist, is the author of the worldwide bestsellers Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

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joannegholston, February 26, 2011 (view all comments by joannegholston)
As Helen Fielding's first book, you can see how it's a bit of practice to her later works on Bridget Jones. The characters are interesting and funny, but the circumstances are just too far-fetched to be believed. The book provides commentary on the contrast between the basic necessities of life and the celebrity elite, who are so far removed from those basic necessities that the two can't even relate to each other. And while making valid points about differing segments of society, the points were made a few too many times in my opinion. Worth reading, but not her best work.
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joannegholston, February 26, 2011 (view all comments by joannegholston)
As Helen Fielding's first book, you can see how it's a bit of practice to her later works on Bridget Jones. The characters are interesting and funny, but the circumstances are just too far-fetched to be believed. The book provides commentary on the contrast between the basic necessities of life and the celebrity elite, who are so far removed from those basic necessities that the two can't even relate to each other. And while making valid points about differing segments of society, the points were made a few too many times in my opinion. Worth reading, but not her best work.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142000229
Author:
Fielding, Helen
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
British
Subject:
Food relief
Subject:
Africa, north
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
3147-121
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.60x5.50x.65 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Deftly skewering celebrity fundraising, "Cause Celeb" is the story of a disillusioned young woman who escapes London to run a refugee camp in the African desert. When disaster strikes, she brings her former media savvy to the fore to organize a star-studded emergency appeal.

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