Title: How to be Champion: My Autobiography
Author: Sarah Millican
Publication: 5th October 2017 by Trapeze
Genre: Humor, Autobiography, Popular culture.
Part autobiography, part self help, part confession, part celebration of being a common-or-garden woman, part collection of synonyms for nunny, Sarah Millican’s debut book delves into her super normal life with daft stories, funny tales and proper advice on how to get past life’s blips – like being good at school but not good at friends, the excitement of IBS and how to blossom post divorce.
If you’ve ever worn glasses at the age of six, worn an off-the-shoulder gown with no confidence, been contacted by an old school bully, lived in your childhood bedroom in your thirties, been gloriously dumped in a Frankie and Benny’s, cried so much you felt great, been for a romantic walk with a dog, worn leggings two days in a row even though they smelt of wee from a distance, then this is Your Book. If you haven’t done those things but wish you had, This Is Your Book. If you just want to laugh on a train/sofa/toilet or under your desk at work, This Is Your Book.
There’s no GCSE in fingering.
If you’ve seen Sarah Millican’s stand up, you’ll know her as being rude, crude and naughty. She like cakes and cats.
This book is very raw and honest. She tells us about what she knows the public perceives as her flaws, physical and mental health, falling in love, rise in comedy and everything else in between. There are some wonderful photos and anecdotes. At the end of each book are some ‘self help’ tips which reflect on what she’s said in the chapter.
As she’s a comedian, I expected it to make me laugh. I was not disappointed, I laughed. A lot. Sometimes just chuckles or snorting but also cackling, loudly.
A joy to read.