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Miranda Hart

Autor/a de Is It Just Me?

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Obres de Miranda Hart

Is It Just Me? (2012) 548 exemplars
Peggy and Me (2016) 89 exemplars
The Girl with the Lost Smile (2017) 50 exemplars
No, It's Us Too! (2012) 23 exemplars
Miranda Hart's Joke Shop (2008) 15 exemplars
Miranda: Series 1-3 Box Set (2009) 14 exemplars
Miranda and Me (2016) — Autor — 12 exemplars
Miranda: Series 3 8 exemplars
12 in a Box 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Emma [2020 film] (2020) 115 exemplars
Call the Midwife: Season 4 (DVD) (2015) — Actor — 17 exemplars
Call the Midwife: Christmas Special (2012) — Actor — 3 exemplars


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I really enjoyed this book, my reading level (of books) was pretty bad last year, it didn't actually take over 12 months to read it. I began reading it in January 2021 and read for a few days and then picked it back up during January 22.

I loved the fact that although the book was so much more than a book about Miranda and Peggy in fact, an exploration of mental health, self-worth and the massive benefits that adopting a dog can bring to both.

It is wonderful when it is in your face obvious that there has been no ghostwriter involved with a celebrity book, Miranda's voice literally rings in your ears throughout.

… (més)
Susan-Pearson | Feb 23, 2023 |
Wasn't as funny as I'd hoped it to be, and found it slightly uncomfortable to read in places. However parts were also very humorous, so overall a good read
Detective-Stories | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | Nov 6, 2022 |
Best for:
People looking for a gentle, sweet, memoir with some nice little life lessons and a few chuckles.

In a nutshell:
Actress and comedian Hart shares stories and lessons of her life through the mechanism of talking to her younger self.

Worth quoting:
N/A (Audiobook)

Why I chose it:
Hart always struck me as a kind and fun woman. Plus, as a fellow very tall woman, I appreciate that she’s been able to make a career in film and television.

I first became aware of Hart when she played in Spy with Melissa McCarthy. She made me laugh a lot, and I was surprised when she showed up in Call the Midwife, which I started watching from the beginning after I moved to the UK. When this book showed up as a suggestion in Audible, I figured I’d check it out.

I listened to this in two parts, with a two month break in between, so I’m afraid my recall of the first half is a bit limited. However I can speak to the overall feel of this book, and it’s that of drinking a hot chocolate while cuddled up on the couch on a Sunday afternoon. It’s not offensive (save for some outdated language that I’d imagine she would have revised were she writing this today) - it’s just sweet. It’s encouraging and supportive, and also self-deprecating in a way that feels authentic.

The rhetorical device Hart employs (which works quite well in audio form) is that she’s sharing tips and stories with her 18-year-old self, while talking to us, the reader. She is 38 at the time of writing this, and has some suggestions. It’s a simple concept, but at times it’s a bit deep, as she captures well the assumptions our younger selves make and how that doesn’t often match reality. And that isn’t sad or anything, it’s just … different. It’s most stark when ‘Little M’ (e.g. 18-year-old Miranda) make some assumptions that author Miranda is married and has children. Which she isn’t and doesn’t. And that’s not a bad thing for older Miranda, but it doesn’t fit what Little M expects.

It got me thinking about what those of us who are creeping closer to middle age would say to our younger selves. What expectations did we have? What dreams did we let go of because it made sense to, or our interests changes? Conversely, which dreams did we let go of that we could perhaps pick up again? What’s changed? What mortifying or hilarious events in our youth do we view differently now, with some time, space, and a bit more wisdom? I’m not sure Hart imagined her book would invoke such thoughts, but maybe she did. If so, job well done!

Recommend to a Friend / Keep / Donate it / Toss it:
N/A (Audiobook)
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ASKelmore | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | Oct 31, 2022 |
Unfinished - did not enjoy the conversational style or the way in which the content was discussed.
brakketh | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | Nov 2, 2021 |


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