Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Audiobook Review: Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart

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.

Narrator: Miranda Hart | Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton| Genre: Nonfiction: Biography  | Source: Publisher | Rating: 5 Cups

No, My Dear Writer Chum, it is not just you. And, thankfully, you have provided us with a Miran-ual on how to deal with such events, such as galloping in public places and surviving the holidays.


Such fun!


So, I adore Miranda Hart. She’s pure comedic genius. If Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders spawned a child, Miranda Hart would be that child.


Some of you may recognize Miranda from her role as Chummy on Call The Midwife or as Nancy B. Artingstall in the movie Spy. I first discovered Miranda when she made a guest appearance on Absolutely Fabulous and I’ve been hooked ever since.


Although my favorite would have to be Miranda—the comedy show she penned herself. And if you love Miranda, you will be thrilled with this semi-autobiographical audiobook. As Miranda narrates, it’s so easy to picture her giving side-glances to the camera just as she does in the show.


I really enjoyed this audiobook, especially since Miranda herself is the narrator. It’s almost as though you’re setting down and having a conversation with her as she provides us with hilarious insights into her life, the good, the bad, and the embarrassing. And to further elaborate, she brings in her 18-year-old self to impart wisdom to and to allow her to delve further into stuff Miranda would like the listener/reader to know. While we are treated to delightful information about her, Miranda also reminds the reader/listener to ‘be themselves’, which I think is a brilliant thing.


Overall, if you’re a Miranda Hart fan you’ll love this book. For those of you who do not know her, this would actually make the perfect starting point. I found myself laughing the whole way through and, often times, found myself relating to the incidents that occurred in her life.

Have you watched Miranda Hart
in anything?

Do you have a favorite actor you’d like
 to see release an autobiography?

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