Is It Just Me?
by Miranda Hart
Recommended by Kevin McRoberts
I FIRST became aware of Miranda when she played the role of Barbara the clumsy cleaner in the TV sitcom ‘Not Going Out’ – and her deadpan comedy comes across in this book too.
It’s an autobiography of sorts, but more of a life manual as Miranda uses her wealth of personal, and awkward, experiences to offer some much needed caution, advice and guidance to her 18-year-old self.
It’s full of conversations describing her school days and life as an office temp, and as you’re reading, it’s easy to imagine that you are listening to Miranda talking about all the bizarre situations she’s come across in her life.
Her style of humour is instantly recognisable and it’s full of those witty comments which are clearly the thoughts and musings of Miranda as she contemplates everything from the problems of the world banking crisis to the difficulties of using chopsticks.
It’s not the longest book you’ll read – and there’s no dark, sinister secrets revealed in this celebrity’s ‘true life story’ – but it’s certainly an enjoyable way to pass a few hours.