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Sarah Millican: The Biography of the Funniest Woman in Britain [Paperback]

Tina Campanella
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Book Description

1 July 2013
Cake baker, cat lover, agony aunt - she's one of the country's brightest new comedy talents. But who is the real Sarah Millican? For the first time, journalist Tina Campanella gives you the full story of the British Comedy Award winner's astonishing rise to fame...After he husband unexpectedly left her in 2004, Sarah Millican moved back in with her parents and found solace in a series of writing workshops. And it wasn't long before she made the move from writing to performing, drawing on the pain of her recent break-up. She had never even been inside a comedy club when she first stepped onto a stage, microphone in hand. But her emotionally revealing stand-up instantly won the hearts of her audience. Sarah's debut solo show at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival won her the 2008.if comedy Best Newcomer Award causing a stir among the seasoned reviewers and judges. With appearances on 8 out of 10 Cats, QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock The Week quickly cementing her status as a household name, the country watched - and laughed - as her star continued to rise. And she was rewarded with her own show - The Sarah Millican Television Programme - which combines telly inspired stand-up and unique interviews with her celeb heroes.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd (1 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782194347
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782194347
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tina Campanella is a former tabloid and magazine journalist.

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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written 27 Aug 2013
By Han
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This book was an OK holiday read, although very poorly written. There are quite a few quotes, anecdotes and bits of information repeated throughout the book, and several typos. Does no-one proof-read any more? It gave me the impression that the book had been hurriedly cobbled together and rushed to print whilst Sarah Millican is very popular. There are also several sections that don't refer to the woman herself at all, and describe the ins and outs of the comedy industry. If you have read other boigraphies/autobiographies of comedians, then these sections will be boring and patronising.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It was full of cliches 25 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
It was full of cliches, I wasn't thrilled with it. The writer kept going over the same ground. Five out of ten.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sarah Millican 23 Sep 2013
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A fascinating and very interesting life of someone who worked hard to get to the top of her profession.I found it hard to put down.
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1.0 out of 5 stars plagerism by the bucketful 18 Aug 2014
By Mrs CME
Format:Kindle Edition
Firstly, for those who think Sarah wrote this, she didn't. Secondly, for the reviewer who complained it was ghost written. It wasn't. As advertised, it was written by Tina Campanella. For a journalist her sentence construction is dreadful. The book doesn't appear to have undegone any proof reading and most of the content is from interviews or quite blatantly got from the web. Like a lot of her generation's literati she doesn't bother to check facts. She really believes panel games/shows weren't invented until the 90's. She patronises Sarah's working class roots in idioms that belong in a first year sociology class and I would suggest that anyone who already knows and loves Sarah to give this badly written, unauthorised tripe a miss.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 8 Jan 2014
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Go get it, this is a great story of Sarah as she goes through life from where her husband left to where she stands now. It is so funny and so sad but a wonderful read and one not to be missed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 31 Oct 2013
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Very interesting and funny. Would recommend it too everyone. It shows the hard work it takes to "make it" in the comedy world.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brings you right up to date 18 Oct 2013
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Must admit to looking forward to reading this book. A little disappointed though as it also had a lot of stories about other comedians at times almost whole chapters. If your going to write about someone surely you should stick to that person. Yes mention others but to much about other comedians careers. Best to make up your own mind if you want to read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars book full of humour 4 Oct 2013
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.This was an enjoyable and easy read. It was good to find out about how she climbed the ladder from the start of her career to the present time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book very funny & witty
Published 1 day ago by brain
2.0 out of 5 stars I love Ms Millican's work so I expected something that reflected ...
Very disappointing. A poorly written mishmash of Sarah's quotes and a loose itinery of her career thus far. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Dea Le Bargy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A really funny book
Published 9 days ago by mick massey
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for me!!!
Disappointed, was looking forward to this book, but felt it was poorly written! The book kept flitting all over the place! Read more
Published 11 days ago by maz
2.0 out of 5 stars Quite interesting
It was my own fault, I was looking for her autobiography. It's OK, but I haven't finished it.
Published 19 days ago by kaz
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull,repetitive in the second person..cant recommend..sorry,despite...
Disappointing ,written very badly in the third person was quite irritating ,I love Sarah in stand up but found this book poorly written, repetitive and the further I delved became... Read more
Published 21 days ago by M. Burrows
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny lady who is "normal"
A normal lady who uses real life experiences tells them as they are which when looked at properly can be really funny. A gift more of us normal folk lack! Read more
Published 22 days ago by George Carson
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not a good as I thought
Published 1 month ago by christine wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars Poignant and Amusing
A very poignant and amusing account of the rise to stardom of Sarah Millican. She would be great to have as a guest at your dinner table.
Published 1 month ago by Jeff Burrell
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this but it wandered off often from Sarah which ...
Enjoyed this but it wandered off often from Sarah which made me skip quite a few pages which i found boring, more about Sarah needed ...
Published 1 month ago by L. KERRAY
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