Sarah Millican has been one of my role models for a long time. Unashamedly proud of who she is, I look up to her for so many reasons.
I would whole-heartedly recommend you go and buy this book now while it’s still 99p on Kindle, it was a fantastic read.
Part autobiography, part advice, I found it so hard to put this book down. I loved the style it was written in, short chapters and lots of bullet points and lists made it so easy to read, and I swear I read the whole thing with Sarah’s voice narrating in my head.
It was great to get a glimpse of Sarah’s childhood growing up in the North East, then learning more about how she got into comedy (turns out divorce was great for her).
“I often think it’s not about what happens to you, it’s about how you handle it.”
If you’ve ever watched Millican do standup (I saw her at a warm-up gig in Preston which was fantastic), the book is filled with the kind of anecdotes you would expect. Not afraid to mince her words and say what she feels, there were actually times I was shocked at what was written, it seems more ‘out there’ in print than as a joke in a stand-up routine.
The thing I loved most was that the book was honest and raw at times, not afraid to hide anything.
“I didn’t mind the rest of the office knowing I was having counselling. I’ve always been pretty open about it to pals. The way I see it, I get my car checked regularly, why wouldn’t I do the same for my brain?”
The little ‘helpful tips’ at the end of each chapter were great too, I wish I could print them off and hand them out to people as handy reminders!
“Don’t be mean to people you know and don’t be mean to people you don’t. You have no idea what someone is dealing with at the time. Be nice or be quiet.“