Miranda Gives Us Her Worldly Wisdom & Its Tres Amusing!
I know not everyone will be a fan of the sitcom character Miranda and for those that aren't, it obviously needs to be said that you'll want to give this a wide berth, as it were but I personally found this quite an amusing and uplifting read. It is decidely eccentric - quirky and eccentric in perhaps equal measure.
In case your not aware, its written like a sort of a guide, or manual of sorts, to life, with every chapter covering a different aspect of life (beauty, health etc.). I liked that it was a quick and easy read (I read it in about a day and a half). The dialogue consists of a sort of script format at times, with the author supposedly talking to her younger, late teenage self, believe it or not and there are times in which the 21st century Miranda Hart is arguing with her younger self (see what I mean about being quirky and eccentric? surreal is another word which may well apply). Its most certainly not a book to be taken seriously or one which you should expect to be a serious and important read in any case but I do love a genuinely amusing and random read every so often and this very much fit the bill!.
Reading it felt a bit like I was having a long girly chat with an old (sorry Miranda - I know your not *THAT* old) mate, with many gossip-py type stories divulged and I liked the various drawings that appear on pages, depicting some of the many embarrassing and cringe-y situations Miranda has explained to us (warmly referred to as MDRC - which she clarifies from the start as being an acronym for 'My Dear Reader Chum'), bringing said situations to life.
Its an easy and amusing read - at some points bordering on hilarious, although the sense (type?) of humour won't appeal to all but surely if you weren't keen on Miranda, as a comedian and actress, you wouldn't be interested in reading it?. If you are then I'm pleased to recommend this book and if you aren't, then I would recommend you look up her work elsewhere and if you like what you read/see, then again I'd recommend it but if you don't much care for her 'over the top'-ness, portraying a clumsy, socially awkward, tall woman, then this won't be for you but as I say, that should surely be self explanatory?. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am happy to give it a 5 star rating.
The only criticism I can think of is one or two mentions in the book I didn't find as funny as it seemed the author thought they were but I just read on and found other very amusing moments, so I still enjoyed it. Worth a read.