Books

The Cow's
PUBLICATION DATE : 06 APRIL 2017

‘A funny, smart, kind, incredibly truthful book about women . . . all the shame, judgement, envy and love that being alive and female entails’ Polly Vernon

‘Smart and insightful’ RED

‘Dawn's writing is addictive - fearless, beyond feisty and seriously funny’ Mel Giedroyc

‘Funny and excruciating. You'll think about it for weeks!’ Kristen Wiig

‘I loved it. Funny, moving, twisty . . . Wow! I couldn’t stop reading it’ Jill Mansell

‘The Cows looks at motherhood and female friendship through a frank and funny prism that reminds me of the TV show Catastrophe. Smart, fresh and really readable - I loved it’ Tasmina Perry

This Old Thing
PUBLICATION DATE : 25 JUNE 2014

Tying-in to her new prime-time six-part Channel 4 show of the same name, journalist Dawn O'Porter is a woman on a mission - to ignite Britain's passion for vintage fashion!

We're a nation obsessed with cheap, disposable clothing - but Dawn and her team of vintage style experts are here to show you why hunting for one-of-a-kind fashion gems is more exciting, better value for money, and a lot more fun.

Are you fed up of the same old high street shops? Are you bored of your wardrobe? Do you fear arriving at a party and seeing someone wearing the same thing as you? Yes? Then it sounds like you're in need of a modern vintage makeover!

This Old Thing is here to show you that vintage shopping doesn't have to mean rummaging through old cardigans at a car boot sale - instead, let Dawn introduce you to a world of beautiful and unique fashion treasures, and show you how to create a glamorous personal style that is all your own.

Packed full of insider vintage fashion know-how, This Old Thing will take you through the history behind your fashion favourites (including the classic Little Black Dress...) advise you on how to find gorgeous vintage jewels of your own, and show you how a few simple tricks can turn an old item of clothing into a fabulous prized possession.

Whether you're a vintage virgin or a retro clothing addict, This Old Thing is an indispensable style handbook offering even more of the vintage hints, history and how-tos shared by Dawn in the new Channel 4 series.

Goose
PUBLICATION DATE : 03 APRIL 2014

It's a year and a half on from PAPER AEROPLANES, and Renée is now living idyllically with her Auntie Jo.

They even have geese, and Renée likes to sit and watch them, wondering if she'll ever find 'the One' - someone who will love her no matter what, and be there for her no matter how bad things get.

She and Flo are in their final year at school, and they've got some tough choices to make - like will they go to university? And if so where - and will they go together? Renée's usual ambivalence on the matter shocks Flo, who had assumed they'd continue as they were, the best and closest of friends, forever.

She feels as though she needs Renée's support more than ever, so when a handsome young boy enters Flo's life, she finds herself powerfully drawn to his kindness, and his faith.

Renée and Flo's friendship will soon be tested in a way neither of them could have expected - and if PAPER AEROPLANES was a book about finding friendship, GOOSE is the novel that explores whether it's possible to keep hold of it.

The Booby Trap and Other Bits and Boobs
PUBLICATION DATE : 19 SEPTEMBER 2013

Knockers, baps, bazoomas and hooters - big ones, small ones, man boobs, boob jobs and lopsided lady lumps - every boob tells a story. From teenage diaries that will make you laugh out loud and squirm with embarrassment, to heart-breaking first-hand celebrity confessions, journalist and author Dawn O'Porter is joined by celebrities such as Caitlin Moran, Chris O'Dowd, Jameela Jamil and Sarah Millican in a big book of all things booby.

Bestselling authors also contribute with writing from Maureen Johnson, Marian Keyes, Patrick Ness, Laura Dockrill, James Dawson, Will Hill, Maude Apatow and Benjamin Zephaniah.

This is a full-frontal insight into breasts, nips, pecs and all the other bits and boobs.

Paper Aeroplanes
PUBLICATION DATE : 02 MAY 2013

I just can't imagine me without you... It's the mid-1990s, and fifteen year-old Guernsey schoolgirls, Renée and Flo, are not really meant to be friends. Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn't be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed. Although there are obstacles to their friendship (namely Flo's jealous ex-best friend and Renée's growing infatuation with Flo's brother), fifteen is an age where anything can happen, where life stretches out before you, and when every betrayal feels like the end of the world. For Renée and Flo it is the time of their lives. With graphic content and some scenes of a sexual nature, PAPER AEROPLANES is a gritty, poignant, often laugh-out-loud funny and powerful novel. It is an unforgettable snapshot of small-town adolescence and the heart-stopping power of female friendship.

Bully for you
PUBLICATION DATE : 07 MARCH 2013

Fifteen year old Sally is an accomplished bully. She can’t remember a time when power didn’t matter to her. But behind the spite, and the jibes, Sally is a mess. She has secrets that she can’t tell, and which mean that every day she hates herself, just a little bit more. But what if Sally made a choice to reveal who she really is? Would she fall apart…or could she start putting her life together in a new way. Can a girl like Sally change the habits of a lifetime?

Silver Foxes: Older, Wiser and a Damn Sight Sexier
PUBLICATION DATE : 06 OCTOBER 2011

There's a new shade in vogue: silver is the new black. Women everywhere are falling for the sophisticated charms of this increasingly visible species - the silver fox. Take a trip to the cinema and there's gorgeous George Clooney smiling at you with his salt and pepper charm, Harrison Ford with his shimmering locks, Sean Connery with that white-silver tonsure. Turn on your TV and there's a shiny array of them; Des Lynam and Parky, John Slattery as Roger Sterling in Mad Men, endless re-runs of Inspector Morse, Larry Lamb in Eastenders.

Diaries of an Internet Lover
PUBLICATION DATE : 09 FEBRUARY 2006

In these explicit and candid Internet diaries, Porter takes us on a highlycharged sexual adventure through the minefield of dating in the big city.

Witty, perceptive and very rude, Diaries of an Internet Lover is the best one night stand you'll ever have.