Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: Is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination, and sometimes unexplained nudity that accompanied childhood and adolescence? Does everybody struggle with the hazards that accompany, say, sitting elegantly on a bar stool; using chopsticks; pretending to understand the bank crisis; pedicures - surely it's plain wrong for a stranger to fondle your feet? Or is it just me?
I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path. Because frankly where is the manual? The much needed manual to life. Well, fret not, for this is my attempt at one and let's call it, because it's fun, a Miran-ual. I thank you.
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"Funny to a point"
Very witty and great that Miranda narrates it herself but can get a bit samey
"Miranda does it again!"
After watching and loving her wonderful TV series, I looked forward with anticipation to listening her autobiography. It did not fail to please - and was all the better for being read by Miranda herself. The book is a romp through some of Miranda's key life events interspersed with wonderful dialogue between the now Miranda and her 17 year old self. A truely good listen, which I can highly recommend.
Absolutely love Miranda Hart, and I found her book hilarious. Would totally recommend a listen!
"Even better in Audio"
She has just such a great way in writing.
Almost like you are living the story.
"Laughter, i did not want it to end"
I started reading a sample of Miranda's book then thought why not get the audio book, as i am myself an avid fan of Miranda Hart and her quirky way of telling stories i thought it would add to the humour and it did not disappoint!! I loved this book and spent many hours giggling to myself and thinking no its not just you.
Warm and honestly truthful with a funny core what more could you want!
"Awkwardness explained - What makes Miranda."
In this self narrated autobiography Miranda tells us what happened. How it all came about. How she came to be what she is, and then goes on to explain why these things occurred to her younger self. This does not always go down well with her childhood counterpart. A hilarious story about the life of Miranda and how it has, and has not, lived upto her expectations.
If you like the TV persona of Miranda I believe you will like this book. In the style of self deprecation we have come to expect from her, Miranda relays the story of her formative years with a humour that will not disappoint.
Miranda Hart is a great narrator. Some of her stories were hilarious. I actually laughed out loud over her description of one particular Dr's visit. It ended in a slightly "I've run out of things to talk about, but watch this space" sort of way. Hence 4stars.
This is a really enjoyable audiobook greatly aided by Miranda Harts narration. It doesn't tell you much about Miranda other than some very specific anecdotes. There are occasional glimpses of what i suspect she is really like but most of it feels like an extension of the tv show, which is certainly not a criticism!
Watching her excellent documentary on Eric Morecombe suggests she is far more troubled by her public persona but this book is more an example of that than an exposé.
In short if you like Miranda on TV you will really enjoy listening to this.
"Very funny but you need to be fan of her style of"
Miranda's style in the book is very much the same as her comedy show so if you liked that you will love the book. It is not an autobiography more just a lot of rambling thoughts and some tales from childhood linked together by involving the reader/listener to look at themselves and ask if this has happened to them or, as the title says, is it just Mianda. It has a number of laugh out loud moments and her reading style is almost like she is chatting to you.. I would recommend this book to fans and anyone wanting to be cheered up.
Miranda Hart reads her own book 'Is It Just Me?' and she does so in such a classic Miranda style that you cannot help but love it! She is relaxed and intimate with the listener whilst maintaining her usual air of misguided confidence. She clearly writes as she speaks and, let's face it, we love her on the telly for that frank, honest way she rips the proverbial out of herself.
I like the way she tries to explain to her younger self why she is where she is now because I can really relate to that - I'm positive my 18 year old self would be gobsmacked to know how differently my life turned out!
All this she does with a healthy sense of humour and without taking herself seriously. I loved it and would thoroughly recommend it, especially to Miranda fans.
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