Good morning and Happy Saturday! Okay, that was a lil bit too much enthusiasm I admit. I haven’t seen sunshine in a few days and it’s very “cool” here in Mobay but I’m tryna stay upbeat. (I want to say cold but places in the world are having winter bombs, dafuq?). I also have no electricity, no water and it’s been raining for about 24 hours. Silver lining, this is perfect, comfy, cozy reading weather 🙂 *snuggles*
Today I bring you my first book review! *happy dance, booty pop* Lol! It’s the little things that make me happy. I’m going to be reviewing, Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart.
This was the first book I read this year and it was “hilaire” as Miranda would say. (Yes, she and I are on a first name basis). I first found out about Miranda Hart when I saw her on an episode of The Graham Norton Show which is one of my favourite talk shows. I thought she was so funny in a posh, British, self-deprecating, awkward kinda way? I love quintessential British humour (I mean, I was watching Graham Norton after all). I watched her show, “Miranda” which no lie people, I literally fell out of my chair and my sister had to come and check on me because I was laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe and was making these wheezy, gasping sounds. I think Miranda would be proud. You might also recognise her from the TV show, “Call the Midwife”.
Anyway, back to the book. I loved it. I got the enhanced edition for my kindle so it included video clips at the start of every chapter which I thought was a nice touch. It helped me read the anecdotes in her voice which only added to the humorous tone. The anecdotes! Oh my days! You know when you read memoirs and you think, “Wow! You must be exaggerating, nuttin nuh guh so, you too lie!” The same with the stories in this book except they are so drop jaw embarrassing that they have to be true. Even better, some of them come with little Roald Dahl esque illustrations which just…bwoy…mi nuh know lol. I had a good laugh.
This book is like a biography/advice/if Miranda ruled the world book. I usually can’t stand celeb. books where I feel like I’m being preached on how to live my best life by people who I know wouldn’t last a week in mine lol. You know those? This one was different. It’s not a manual on how to live your life but a “Miranual” as she calls it where she presents these awkward situations she’s experienced and I found myself really relating to some of the stories. The awkwardness, the endless babbling when I get nervous, the desire to stay in bed and watch the x-factor instead of dressing up and going out, the dating scene (oh lorks the dating scene, nope nope nope…no). You end it feeling like yes, everything will work itself out eventually. So what if I’m thirty and just realized what I want to do with life, there’s nothing abnormal about that, chill. Sometimes you just need that reassurance. “Life, eh?”.
I’m not going to give anymore away. I highly recommend this for a light read that will make you laugh or at least chuckle and think hey, everything is going to be okay. Have any of you read it or any of her other books? Let me know what you think in the comments.
Til next time!
Fave Moments (gyosh, so hard to pick):
“Colonic Irrigation. Any customer requesting the colonic irrigation treatment will be led to a discreet back room, and laid down gently on a bed. At which point Miranda will charge in and shout, ‘WHY IN GOD’S NAME WOULD ANYBODY WANT TO STICK A HOSE OF WATER UP THEIR BUM? YOU’RE A FOOL!’ before hitting them lightly over the head with a loofah and ushering them into the “Skincare” suite, where they’ll be offered a plate of apple crumble to calm them down.” – Miranda on laws that will be implemented in Mirandaland. Another noteworthy law, government issued standard party kaftans, unisex of course. Oh yes. Move over Fashion Nova.
“Superman lunatics aside, I think it’s sad when people stop dreaming, or start losing hope. Because holding onto the bonkers dream might just turn out to be the most marvellous thing you ever did”. I hope so Miranda, I really hope so.