Review: How to be Champion by Sarah Millican

I’m guilty of not waiting until the new year to read this book to add it to my Beat the Backlist challenge. But like a typical bookworm I  could not let this book sit in a shop and not give it a home -it’s easier to not go shopping- but I could also not let this book sit on my bookshelf- or stack, because I don’t have room on my bookcases anymore- without starting it.

A co-worker told me about Sarah Millican and since then I’ve watched all her comedy shows (on the telly, I haven’t seen a live one yet) and she is hilarious! I missed having a funny autobiography to read in January (Lee Evans, John Barrowman, Miranda being read in previous Januarys) so after waiting a while and trying not to buy another book I just bought it (I’m not buying anymore, I promise).


My Review

Obviously- if you’re a fan you’ll know- this book is hilarious. It’s described as being for those who have  “… 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.” 

and it’s exactly what it says it is. It’s a book you can relate to if you’ve been bullied or shy or a person. I laughed out loud and felt like someone understands what it’s like to not be the confident person in the room who doesn’t like having their photo taken (hence no photos of me on my blog). It is definitely a pick-me-up book, a book to read when you’re not having a good day etc and a must if you’re a fan. It’s an honest autobiography of a very funny lady.

My favourite part of the book (it’s all my favourite really) is the recipe at the end, if only all recipes were written this way “Put the oven on. It’s the cupboard that gets hot” the only danger is in laughing so much that you might not be able to make the cake.

Reading this book is like having a conversation with your friend, Sarah is funny, down to earth and .. go get yourself copy I’m stopping before I start rambling. It’s just so good!


3 thoughts on “Review: How to be Champion by Sarah Millican”

  1. I have been watching her (and all the other British comedians) on British game shows since Christmas! She is hilarious on 8 out of 10 Cats. I am definitely looking forward to reading this book!

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