Within a few years of packing her bags for London as a starry-eyed 15-year-old, Debbie Barham became one of the wittiest and most prolific writers in Britain, working for comedy names such as Rory Bremner and Clive Anderson. But things soon went wrong for Debbie: her comic genius belied a darker, destructive side that slowly span out of control. In this poignant memoir of his daughter’s short life, Peter Barham sets out to discover the powerful force that drove Debbie to anorexia, whilst inspiring her to write some of the best lines in British comedy. Drawing on her copious e-mails and scripts, and featuring contributions from some of the UK’s most famous comedians, including Rory Bremner, Clive Anderson, Ned Sherrin and Bob Monkhouse, Peter takes you from the heady excitement of Debbie’s mid-teen years to her troubled, solitary end. “The Invisible Girl” is a father’s remarkable journey to discover what went wrong in the mysterious and very private world of his daughter. It is a powerful and moving story that will make you laugh and cry in equal measure.