CHERRY HEALEY // Letters To My Fanny – Book


In this hilarious and candid memoir about twenty-first-century womanhood, Cherry Healey shares outrageous, poignant and eye-wateringly funny confessions.

“This book is a love letter, to my body. In fact it’s several letters – to every part from my brain to my belly. I spent most of my life hating by body. I forced it to survive on a diet of ham; I squeezed it into asphyxiating support pants; I accidentally cut my delicate area whilst trimming my lady garden. But now I’ve realized that it deserves some well overdue TLC.

This book is the story of how I’ve come to understand some vital life lessons, and started to love being a woman. I hope you enjoy it. Except you, Mum and Dad. You should stop reading now. It’s for the best. I promise.”

Warm, honest and heartfelt, Letters to my Fanny will have you gasping in recognition.


In addition to her BBC3 docs, she’s had hits for BBC 1, notably 2 ‘Britain’s Favourite Supermarket Foods’ shows in which she investigated everything from food labelling to the best way to make a great cup of tea and ‘Secrets of the Sales’ where she explored the psychology of sales shopping and the tricks the high street stores use to keep us coming back for more.

Cherry has also forged a path on BBC 2 with Inside the Food Factory: How our favourite Foods Are Made – a 3 part series co-presented with Greg Wallace, which just completed it’s second series (with series three currently in production) and also this year was delighted to make a Factory Christmas Special.

In her first current affairs documentary, Cherry investigated inside the supermarket industry in Britain’s Supermarkets: What’s in it for us? She also made a one hour special documentary for BBC2 looking at The World’s Biggest Flower Market and two one hour specials for BBC1, Secrets of the Sales and Inside John Lewis.

She enjoyed her first taste of live presenting with The Jump: On the Piste earlier this year on E4 which saw Cherry interview the contestants from the show every night in her very own Alpine bar! Cherry’s broadcasting success has also taken hold in the US where she presents FYI’s Find My Lost Love which aired in the UK on MTV. Oh and yes she was on Celebrity Masterchef and cooked her socks off but fell foul to a soggy bottom (salmon skin, damn you) although did get into the semi-finals and did a little dance which was turned into a celebration gif. Winning.  

Most recently Cherry has made her first documentary series for BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour where she investigated Single Mother stigma. She also made an accompanying film That Single Mother Thing looking at the history of judgement against single mothers.

In addition to get TV work, she is a journalist and author – her first book, Letters To My Fanny, was published by Penguin this year.

Cherry has provided social commentary for programmes such as BBC Breakfast and The Wright Stuff and has written lifestyle pieces for many publications including The Guardian, The Times, Grazia, BBC online and travel pieces for Smallish Magazine and BA Highlife.

Cherry is a regular speaker on panels and at events discussing topics that she’s passionate about such as feminism, health and how to parent without going bananas…


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