She made her name offering help to others, but, for years, was unable to talk about her own painful past.
Claire Rayner is the definitive Agony Aunt, but as a child she was always 'the Problem' - belittled and beaten by parents she believed didn't care. Now, she's decided to 'rake up the mud' and has published her autobiography - the book she said she'd never write.
Claire Rayner joins Jenni to tell why she's now changed her mind and decided to write her life's story. How Did I Get Here From There? by Claire Rayner, 320 pgs, Published 6 March, 2003 by Virago Press, ISBN: 1860499996 Claire's Autobiography will be broadcast as 'Book of The Week' starting 24 March 2003 on BBC Radio 4.