Dawn French reveals her recipe to a happy life lies in finding ‘joy in lots of tiny things’

Sep 25, 2023
French's path to happiness revolves around finding joy in life's simpler and more genuine moments. Source: Getty Images.

Beloved comedian and actress Dawn French has graciously shared her personal recipe for happiness – an art she’s mastered by discovering “joy in lots of tiny things”.

Renowned for her iconic TV roles such, as The Vicar of Dibley, and her stand-up comedy, French is known for her humour and wit. However, in a recent interview with 60 Minutes, she delved deeper, sharing a profound insight into her life journey.

In a world where unrealistic beauty standards reign on social media, French offers a refreshing take. During her 60 Minutes interview, she voiced her worries about the immense pressure on young individuals, especially women, to match the image of perfection often amplified by filters and photo editing.

“I can’t believe that we, especially women, have come this far to hand our daughters a life where they have to do selfies and be filtered to try to look perfect,” she said.

“I don’t know how to connect to all those perfect people. I’m in the anti-perfection league frankly.”

Known for her authenticity, French has become an advocate for self-acceptance and embracing individuality. Her path to happiness revolves around finding joy in life’s simpler and more genuine moments.

“I find joy in lots of tiny things. I’m the sort of person who doesn’t need to be swimming with dolphins, I find happiness in the simple things,” she said.

“I’ve got a love for life, and I love and am loved back by a lot of people, so I can’t ask for more than that.”

French will delve deeper into her life’s journey in a refreshing candid approach to embracing all her “faux pas” and “stupid decisions” through her upcoming memoir The Twat Files.

French recently announced the highly anticipated project with a video posted on her Instagram account, shedding light on the book’s inspiration and what readers can expect to find within its pages.

“Now, look, I’m known for a few things, aren’t I? I’m known for asking about titting about, of course, and funnying about something I’m not known for, if we’re honest, is perfection,” the 65-year-old said at the start of her video.

“And so I’ve decided to write new book called The Twat Files. And in this book, I am documenting all the times in my life that I have been so far from perfect. In fact, all the times that I’ve been an utter twat.

“And there are many, many, many examples, more than I ever thought, alarming amount of times that I have made faux pas, mistakes, stupid decisions and got things very, very wrong.

“But look, the fact is that I’m sort of butting against being perfect, having filters and perfect angles.

“I’m saying let’s be flawed. Let’s celebrate the flaws and all the mistakes we’ve made. Let’s wear them like medals across our ample bosom.”

French’s upcoming memoir The Twat Files will be available for purchase on October 12, 2023.

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