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Is it Just Me? [Hardcover]

Miranda Hart
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Book Description

11 Oct 2012

Well hello to you dear 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 reader) 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.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (11 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444734148
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444734140
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.2 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,271 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Is Miranda Hart a National Treasure yet? If not, it can only be a year or two before she joins Stephen Fry and Alan Bennett in the trophy cabinet of the country's affections... That personality and voice belong to a uniquely cherished comedian, and the answer to that question in her title is actually, yes - it is just her. Because there's nobody like Miranda. (Daily Mail)

Funny and charming and full of terrific comic ideas... Unlike most comedians, she can actually write... Every Christmas there is, at the very most, one celeb book that is genuinely worth buying and reading. Here is this year's. Accept no substitutes. (The Spectator)

'As you'd expect, it's very funny indeed... we applaud this bumbling, childish and splendid attempt to create such a guide, which includes Miranda verbally sparring with her 18-year-old self' ***** (Heat)

'Miranda Hart will carry you along with the sheer force of her charm, bumbling cheer and charisma'. (Sunday Express)

Navigate the awkwardness of adult life with Miranda Hart's Is It Just Me? (Grazia)

This is pure, unadulterated, totally genius, Miranda. A cult (would religion be too weighty a word?) must surely follow, where can we get the T-shirt? (Red Online)

Comedy queen Miranda recalls the awkward experiences she has encountered over the years and gives her unique thoughts and advice on dealing with them... Warning: you will laugh out loud on public transport while reading this! ***** (Closer)

In her brilliantly funny book, TV's Miranda muses on some of the most challenging, baffling and 'hideola' aspects of life... all the anecdotes are told in her unique style, with regular interjections from her 18-year-old self. Such fun! ***** (Star)

'Before reading this, we didn't know the meaning of embarrassing'. (Now)

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Miranda Hart's new book - we should all embrace our inner Miranda gene and learn to laugh at ourselves. (Daily Express)

'No one explores the intricacies and agonies of social embarrassment better than Hart'. (Sunday Telegraph)

'It's an autobiography but not as we know it - rather than digging up demons and skeletons past, the light-hearted tone feels like catching up with an old friend over a pot of tea'. (The Big Issue)

The best thing about her book is its universality - it is stuffed with the kind of events with which almost every reader will identify - sometimes with a groan of horrified recognition. (The Lady)

There's probably a bit of Miranda in all of us, and maybe that's why we warm to her. Bear with, bear with, it's hilarious. (Woman)

Funniest book I've read. (Company)

It will certainly raise what I call a smile in her thousands of fans. (Daily Mail)

In a wonderfully gentle way, this is a hugely funny concept. (Evening Standard)

Book Description

A Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. Britain's best loved comedienne, Miranda Hart, laments on the horrors of growing up and offers her younger self some essential advice on grappling with life's unexpected perils and blunders.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Megan ReadingInTheSunshine TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
I went into this book not knowing a lot about it - I've not seen a lot of Miranda Hart, I don't watch many of her shows so I wouldn't call myself a fan, but I found this to be a funny and witty read. I enjoyed that this wasn't just about Miranda as a person, but her thoughts and feelings on a range of topics. It's a very easy to read, I found I was able to get into it straight away and it's a nice light-hearted read. Although it's not the genre of book I'd usually read, I was pleased that I picked it up and would definitely recommend to any fans of Miranda Hart.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD READ 12 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very well written, it's a laugh! You can relate such a lot to your own experiences of life. Well don Miranda!
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140 of 155 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Try Something Different! 12 Oct 2012
By lizzie TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I admit I am a book reader. I also admit I am a fan of Miranda Hart. I noticed that the audiobook was read by her and only 1 more than the hardback, so I thought I'd give it a try. Miranda's voice and phrasing are so special it makes the book even funnier. Try something different if you are not an audiobook listener, it is worth it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and entertaining 15 Dec 2013
By maxine
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is the best read ever. It Is hilarious and like watching a series of Miranda on tv. I had to read this book right to the end. Lots of hidden meanings and emotions.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is it just me? NO 16 Dec 2013
By hi
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This book is awesome, it's cool boom because it's not written like a normal autobiography and we get to meet this funny 18 year old Miranda :)
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136 of 154 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An easy read - laugh out loud funny. 13 Oct 2012
By Hebe
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I love Miranda Hart, and find her very funny, so decided to read her book when it came out, having heard nothing about it previously. I was so glad I picked it up, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who watches 'Miranda', and even those who are just in need of a lighthearded read.

It isn't a typical autobiography, set out religiously from childhood through to adulthood, but almost her train of thought on various topics ranging from Technology to Beauty, punctuated by 'conversations' with her younger self. Her distinctive voice and sense of humour shines through in the writing, so anyone who loves Miranda will be able to recognise the style instantly, and in places it truly made me laugh out loud.

It is reasonably short and easy to read, nothing dark or gritty (not that you would expect it!) and I defy anyone not to enjoy it!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such Fun 5 Jan 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
As the somewhat over-height product of a public school I may not be the most impartial reviewer, but this has had me laughing like a drain and doing that thing where you slow down to prolong the book when you see the end approaching.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny 15 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very good read, sometimes found myself reading it in miranda voice very funny and oh how i can relate to her she's sounds like me, lol. please bring anorther book out. x
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars fantabulous
I loved this book. I laughed out loud, shouted on the bus and stayed up into the wee hours to finish it!
Published 1 day ago by mememe
5.0 out of 5 stars Miranda
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good laugh. I chose this rating because it is funny, new and tells the story of one person in two different views. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Ella Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars very good
very good book!! brought this as present , very good !!
Published 3 days ago by Drchips42
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Ok
Published 4 days ago by S E Cundall
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I love the TV show which is predictably funny but I found this book predictably boring.
Published 5 days ago by LYNN
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing
IT WAS NOT NEARLY AS FUNNY AS THE TV PROGRAMS. THE SENTENCES STRINGED ON FOR 25-40 WORDS, AND EVEN THEN THEY WERE ONLY PARTIALLY RELATED TO THE BOOK. Read more
Published 6 days ago by SFisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Definite
If you like Miranda you are in for a enjoyable as this book is very much the Miranda we know from the TV series
Published 6 days ago by bill jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, thank you +++++
Excellent, thank you +++++
Published 6 days ago by Marie Johnson
1.0 out of 5 stars Like Miranda BUT..........
So disappointed in what was a dreadful write
Published 7 days ago by ER
5.0 out of 5 stars A-Ma-Zing
This book is a true treasure, it is funny and very true. I loved every page, and reading about all the awkward scenarios you may find yourself in one day. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Susan Denney
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