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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unschooled, audiobook lover.
I sat with my 10 year old daughter over 4 or 5 nights and together we enjoyed the rollicking tales Miranda Hart spun for us . Both of us are mad fans of Miranda's show and were thoroughly excited to learn more about this comic goddess. We here pleased to hear catchphrases from her show, insights into life and silly banter between her present self and her younger self.
What I liked best was Ms Harts' ability to make herself the joke simply to make us happy. It is so refreshing in this day and age when humour and comedy is all about pulling others down and laughing at their expense that Miranda is willing to make herself the butt of the joke (often literally!). I am sure my daughter most enjoyed the tales of catastrophe and of course the 'poo' stories.
It was well delivered with equal measures of gusto and grace. Miranda knows how to perform and there was often (but not always) a clear delineation between her present self and her younger self. Actually I found that my daughter and I would talk to each other with Miranda's plum in the mouth middle class British accent which was hilarious in itself as we are ocker Aussies from the Oz bush!
We would have loved to knock this book off in one sitting, however 7 hours was a little too adventurous for us.
Although there were some moments where our interest waned, I would highly recommend anyone listen to 'Is It Just Me' rather than read it. Miranda is a right scream and we had a nice time - it was almost like watching a whole series of Miranda. Such fun!
After finishing listening to Miranda Hart's "Is It Just Me?", I thought to myself: "I'm going to listen to this again in a year or so." It's quite a funny book and had me laughing out loud quite often, but I want to listen again for another reason. Underneath the laughs the book has something wonderful to say about happiness. I think nearly all women sometimes feel that they don't fit the ideal that society, or perhaps they themselves, have set up. I think nearly all women feel some anguish about their inability to measure up from time to time. Beneath all of the laughing and silly stories and absurditiy, Ms. Hart has done a marvelous job of encouraging women to accept themselves, love themselves, enjoy life, and be happy. I was entertained, certainly. But I also came away from the book feeling a bit moved. And happy. And my own version of beautiful. So thank you, Ms. Hart!
Live in Sydney, Australia. South African heritage. Love audio books. Constant company on my non-stop business travels.
Miranda played on Australian TV a couple of years ago. Miranda Hart simply demands attention... her quirkyness, her authentic playfulness, her relish in being herself. All of this is found in "Is it just me?"
A romp. And genuine fun. Highly recommended.
So being from the U.S. I am not able to actually purchase Miranda's book at a bookstore, but thanks to audible I heard the story straight from the amazing and hilarious mind of Miranda Hart! I highly recommend anyone to buy this book, her stories of how she converses with her 18 year old self and her memories are more memorable than her just as amazing show! Love you Miranda!!! :D
I have seen her show, and she is brilliantly funny in the show, and in her book she continues to bring the funny to the ears of her readers.
Everyone should read the book, but I say listen to it! It's even better!
I like Miranda and her story, but not her constant discussion with her 18 year old self using 2 voices. There was just too much of it and I only lasted a couple of hours before it all wore a bit thin.
I could listen to her talk all day long.
Pure enjoyment through and through, I look forward to her next book.
It's about life and the various difficulties that are bound to come up and how humour helps us if not overcome them, at least endure them.
When she wonders about those moments in life which are like milestones, and which have no explanation. Life, eh?
Peggie and Miranda's dialogue, or any scene with her eighteen-year-old self.
Yes, it was. However, I decided not to do so since I wanted to enjoy every single sentence, and Miranda's wonderful reading.
Not to be missed.
Hearing the "disaster on legs" reading the book makes this a fab listen - her voice and her singing lends the humour and also the simpicity to the book.
16 year old Miranda is so full of dreams that its hilarious!
If you are a female or have a clumsy/awkward/different Daughter I recommend this book - just dont read it in public - people will stare when you start to hold your sides while crying with laughter!
Hart's heartfelt humour
So many - the Dirty Dancing anecdote struck home
Not especially - I wanted it to last!
This book rings especially true for me as Ms Hart and I are of similar age. Very funny and eminently relateable-to!
Yes I will listen to this delightful book again, it simple wonderful. Laugh out loud funny and heartwarming familiar, Miranda takes us through a journey of the keys of life. Great! Made even better by Miranda herself reading it.
Very much wished to listen to this book in one sitting and never wanting it to end!
Thoroughly enjoyable- highly recommended!
Now we just need MORE MIRANDA!!
Probably as Miranda puts her own touch to it
Back Story from David Mitchell. Also funny observational humour
Brings it to life
Loved it all
"Sorry yes it is just you."
It wasn't for me.
American short stories
I was disappointed. I struggled to about half way and then that was it. Sharing the book with her younger self didn't do it for me. Or trying to be intemate with the listener.
Wish I had read the book instead. Have removed this from my Kindle only partly listened to. I like Miranda Hart, but she is too 'full on' to listen to for a whole book.
No. For reasons already written
Too 'over the top' all the time
"not for me"
I enjoyed the sample I got on my kindle and wanted more, thinking the audio version would probably be better seen as she's narrating her own book, I went ahead with the purchase. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to my expectations. I am really disappointed in it, and was bored listening to it and found myself not wanting listen. I won't be buying anymore of her books, whether audio or kindle.
"Giggles galore.... Fantastic. A************"
From start to finish this audiobook is fantastic. Full of hilarity, Miranda and teenage Miranda are fabulous. I can't recommend highly enough.
This was a total wastes of my listening time. I did not laugh even once
Not written the book
Don't buy it
"I laughed outloud"
The best part of the experience was to be able to laugh out loud, usually when I totally agreed with her take of her experiences.I also like the way she told it to me as if I was her friend, I know that sounds a bit lame, but i felt part of the experience, and was able to join in when occasionally she wanted us to clap or shout out loud.
Well only two characters, her and her 18 year old self. This worked well and was funny as she tried to explain to her younger self about internet, mobile phones, tweet etc.,
Well I suppose her voice, which actually I did wonder if it would would grate on me. But as she spoke as a friend, and treated me as a friend....well how could it grate on me? It ended up making it special.
Laugh of course, as I mentioned. I started cringing as she started a chapter on diet...omgosh so overdone and boring I thought...but it was the shortest chapter and I ended up agreeing with the senitiments totally.
I am 45, I think Miranda is 35/38, most of the stuff she spoke about I could relate to.
"Delightfully Dotty !"
A favourite. Can listen over again.Makes me laugh and cheers me up.
Miranda Hart is one funny lady. Intelligent, magic outlook on life, one of a kind!
Miranda herself. She can't help being funny, a posh sort of clown.
Did I say that?
Only discovered this lady recently. What a find! She's a HOOT!
A different approach that I have not come across before. I liked it but was a bit confused at times.
Recommended for everyone who liked her TV series. Absolutely brilliant. Very likely to listen to again.
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