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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 audiobook 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 postdivorce.

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 30s, been gloriously dumped in a Frankie and Benny's, cried so much you felt great, been for a romantic walk with a dog or worn leggings two days in a row even though they smelt of wee from a distance, then this is your audiobook. If you haven't done those things but wish you had, this is your audiobook. If you just want to laugh on a train/sofa/toilet or under your desk at work, this is your audiobook.

©2017 Sarah Millican (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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Exactly what you expect from Sarah

She also narrates it herself, so you get her humor unfiltered - not through the eyes and ears of another reader, but from the author herself. Pure Geordie humor as you like it.

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Charming, funny and open

I loved this uplifting memoir by Sarah Millican. She peppers her narrative with “fuck” but shares some really valuable insights about how to be more kind to yourself and others. Her accent is soft and relaxing and she is really enjoyable to listen to. #funnymemoir #british #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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Hilarious

Sarah Millican is fantastic and hilarous as always. Parts of this book had me laughing out loud at work! Parts were extremely spot on and made me think. Great book and great narration.

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Absolutely lovely!

Sarah millican is a delight and a gem of a writer. I hope she comes to the states sometime!!!

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I LOVE Sarah Millican!

I first saw Sarah Millican on some of my favorite British quiz shows: QI, 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown and the Big Fat Quizzes. She quickly became a favorite. She wickedly funny and beautiful.
This autobiography will make you laugh and cry. In a time when I thought all the clever comidians were in the past I find that there is hope for the quick wit and brilliant observations I thought had gone out of style. Thank you Sarah for bringing such a smile to my face!

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If you're considering this one, please get it

I can't recommend this book enough. Listened in two sittings. Hilarious and validating. Absolutely champion.

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A joy and delight! Sarah is just so loveable.

An absolutely wonderful autobiography that's made all the more better by Sarah personally narrating it!

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Brilliant!

This was the first time I heard Sara, she is real, fun, and an inspiration to all women.

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Fantastic!

Fantastic - thoroughly enjoyed this! This book is everything: happy, sad, informative and laugh out loud funny. Thanks for sharing your story with us Sarah.

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Disappointing but probably my fault

I'd seen her on TV on programs like Would I Lie To You? ...I live in Australia...and she was funny and likeable, and the site recommended the title to me, however I found it overly crude and without the subtlety of the greats of English comedy over the years. They didn't need to be "in your face" like this. My mistake in not doing my homework, I guess.

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  • MR M P GOULDER
  • 10-06-17

Was never going to disappoint!!!

A honest a humourous account of how Sarah came to be (Choice words included) one of the UK's best comedians. Funny throughout.

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  • Squally
  • 10-07-17

5 Champion Stars

One of the most enchanting women reads one of the sweetest autobiographies.

Sarah welcomes you into her life through food, jokes, honest storytelling, animals and a little self help advice.

We often see Comedians put out interesting and funny books. This is the one that you need to actually pick up and take home.

The audio narration, editing and production was top notch. Highly recommend.

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  • Mark McCormack
  • 12-01-17

Im a 20 year old man.

Given my age and sex, I doubt I'm Sarah's target audience but this book is fantastic! Every chapter had me laughing. She has a great talent for mixing together funny anecdotes with great advice and serious solutions to serious problems. Couldn't stop listening!

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  • Mr A Mitchell
  • 12-12-17

Unnessesaryly filthy

Shame. I was hoping for much better. Struggled to make it to the end. I just thought it might get better. it didn't.

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  • Zohrah
  • 12-11-17

only read if you consider yourself a human.

this is probably the most relatable, realistic and hilarious book ive heard! and even though ive listened to it, ill go out and buy a copy! its funny in all the right ways and you feel like you’re in a prolonged conversation with a good friend!

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  • Issie1414
  • 10-30-17

Not my cup of tea.

Bought this after seeing her on lunch TV
She seemed good on tv, but when I started to listen to her on Audible I realised that it was not something I wanted to listen to anymore so deleted it
Very crude
Thank goodness I didn't have to pay for this!

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  • Dekka52
  • 06-30-18

Not an autobiography!

Was looking forward to this but it is a disjointed compilation of a few events in her life. No real chronology or insights. Looks like it was put together during a wet weekend in Whitley Bay as a money maker.

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  • Ceylan Jensen
  • 06-15-18

Honest & Funny

Not for the faint hearted but incredibly funny and very honest. I felt as If I’d been through a few hours of counselling !!! Despite it being Sarah’s bio, a lot resonated with me. Thoroughly enjoyable listen.

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  • Leanne
  • 02-12-18

Funny and thought provoking

A brilliant listen .
Sarah’s unique views on life made for an excellent book. She is funny and down to earth, risqué in places and totally honest in her observations.
I really enjoyed listening to this audible book

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  • Rachel b
  • 05-23-20

loved it

listened to this why I walked my dogs makes you feel like you not the only one going or gone through shite in life at school and in general there's a lot of Bullies out there , made laugh out loud and nod my head in agreement thanks xx

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  • Harriet
  • 10-09-17

Brilliantly Millican

This couldnt be more Millican, trying to smother the giggles as I worked was a real challenge listening to this book.
If you like Sarah Millican you’ll like her book, I guarantee it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-09-21

Funny and poignant

I bought this audio book to listen to walking to and from work. Sarah's lilting voice belies the bittersweet journey of her life, overcoming the lasting effect of childhood bullying and resulting low self esteem to become the Queen of the funny anecdotes. A champion of a book detailing her early determination to better her circumstances and resulting success. A good read for anyone feeling downtrodden or lost with its keep going! message.

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  • Mitch
  • 06-13-19

Absolute cracker!

Super read, I laughed out loud and cried a little bit. I could sympathise with Sarah and agree with a lot of it. Every woman should read this!

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  • Cara Skelsey
  • 07-03-21

I laughed AND cried

Just really good. Thank you. Oh, what; I need 15 words here?! Banana cake yum.

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  • Katy Jones
  • 06-10-21

Bloody marvellous!

Sarah Millican is an absolute joy. She tells her stories wonderfully and gives great tips, like your best friend would give.

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  • Kirsty
  • 05-20-21

a joy to listen to

This book was such a joy to listen to. Sarah's outlook on life is beautiful and I would love her to write a book for teenage girls (they could probably just read this book but maybe some of the topics are a little too adult)

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  • Random
  • 05-14-21

Great Laugh

I enjoyed listening to this. Especially hearing her lovely accent. I laughed out loud in the car at parts, which I am sure the lollipop guy at road works thought I was bonkers. Easy to listen to and quiet enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-21

loved it.

loved it .No violence, just a fun read .looking forward to hearing more from Sarah.

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  • justinhennessy
  • 11-11-20

Brilliant!

Sarah Millican is hands down the funniest person on the planet. I have listened to and watched every piece of content I can of hers, because she is a genius and brightens my every day. 🙂

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  • Jenny Lee
  • 09-16-20

Brilliant

Funny, inspiring, relatable.
Wonderfully written and read by a wonderful woman
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