No doubt many people are going to call this book Champion and it will become a well-worn plaudits – but that is quite simply because this book does exactly what it says on the cover.
I have never been a fan of self-help books, but if they were all like this then I would be reading far more!
First of all, I read this because I am a fan of Sarah Millican. I have seen her live and watched many of her DVDs and wandered around YouTube listening to bits and pieces. There is something about what she talks about in her stand up and general day life that makes me smile, laugh out loud and totally relate to.
This is obviously an autobiography taking us through her days at school, right up to the present day via various jobs, various friends, men, stand up tours and hotels.
Of course there is some crossover in her stand up routines and this book. Clearly a lot of material came from real experiences. But if you laughed once, trust me you will laugh again and again. I did a lot of laughing out loud and it was a good job I was on my own in bed!
But you do find out more about this lovely smasher of a woman! I certainly could relate to her chapters about children and about clothes that fit or don’t fit. I was horrified about the world we live in when she recounts a review she read when she appeared in the programme Who Do You Think You Are? What she says makes perfect sense and it is amazing the world we women still live in. I have experienced many a similar thing at work and it is still shocking that such a thing exists in the twenty-first century.
A book and an author who is not afraid to tackle sex, mental health, heavy periods, depression, divorce, confidence, cats, clothes and cake with equal aplomb. The subjects are wide and varied and the laughs are there but underneath it all there is plenty to make you think.
If you are not a fan of Sarah Millican then this probably isn’t your cup of tea. But if you are then, grab a large slab of cake, a mug of tea and find out how to be champion or in my case more champion than I already am!
Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.
The formatting when I received it from netgalley was a bit out, and I had to make some sense of the jumbled up bits, however it was easy enough to read. But I will be going out and buying this book so I can read it how it is meant to be and of course look at the photos!
In all the excitement of reading this, I tweeted the lovely Sarah Millican about reading her book and got a like back – I know it’s not like meeting her in person, but hey I was thrilled
How to be Champion is out now.