Today’s book review is “How to be Champion” by the funny, talented, wonderful Sarah Millican.
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.
This book has been probably the funniest book I have read in a long time. It is honest, funny and so relatable in many ways. I feel that it appeals to anyone of any age.
Sarah doesn’t hold anything back, she is just completely open and honest in a very funny way. She is just a normal person living her own life. She shares the struggles she has been through, the laughs she has been through, the loves she has lost and gained and tips and advice on what she did to get through it all to get to the other side. She shows us all that you don’t need everything to be perfect to be happy.
She is just a really relatable person in my opinion. Some of the stories she tells, you really feel what she is going through, you know from experience, the emotions she talks about. She really does give some good and useful advice.
I don’t know how many times I uncontrollably laughed out loud while reading How To Be Champion. Her comedy is so genuine and seriously funny. She is very open and honest and I really like that about her. She just goes for it, there is nothing that is off limits and you really just can’t help but laugh.
My opinion is that you really need to go get her book, especially if you need a really good giggle.