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Is It Just Me?

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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  17,368 ratings  ·  1,792 reviews
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?

Hardcover, 323 pages
Published October 11th 2012 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published October 1st 2012)
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Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Gallopers of the world
Recommended to Mark by: Esther Lowe
At one point Miranda Hart sets out her Diet Book. Chapter One - Eat less; Chapter Two - Move more. The end. So if i could be as succinct as that (excuse me, there is no need for the 'if only you were' comments ); Firstly, totally classic Miranda; Secondly - eh hello, what more needs to be said ?

However, I am not succinct so here goes. If you know the phenomenon which is Miranda you will either be thinking of buying this book now or deleting me without a second thought. If you like her insanely n
May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it

Miranda is just pure brilliance.

That is all.
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This book was kindly lent to me by a dear friend, who wanted Miranda's shenanigans to cheer me up on a gloomy day. And that is precisely what the book did. I wasn't too familiar with Miranda's work, only briefly caught one of her stand-up comedy shows, but I loved getting to know her in this book. Whilst binge-reading it didn't really work for me, I found it was much more enjoyable when I simply read a chapter every night. It gave me something to look forward to during the day, and had me going ...more
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Miranda is my guilty pleasure. Normally I like my humour to be ridiculously dry and witty, the sort that makes you feel like an intelligent human-being. Falling over and farts are definitely NOT funny. Except, that is, when it comes to Mirnada. For some reason, I just can't help finding her hilarious. I got this book having enjoyed the TV show, and her style of writing is very similar to her style of speaking in the sitcom. Quite a few of the same funny anecdotes are used - strangely small kettl ...more
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Rating: It was OK (2.5 stars)

There’s gold to be found in this one but it’s buried fairly deep.

I really liked the introduction; it was witty, original and promising. Sadly, the rest of the book didn’t live up to that promise. Most of the material seemed like filler between the occasional hilarious escapades from Miranda’s life. These incidents were funny and entertaining but made me wonder if they could all be strictly true; surely some of them must’ve been made-up or played-up for comic effect (
Lorna Burns
Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I am obsessed with the series I watch it over and over again and this book did not disappoint! I'd say if you don't watch her n the tv don't bother reading because you will just think it all very strange! You have to read it in her voice to "get it"! Very funny, definitely worth a read if you are a fan! ...more
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-inventory
Dear Miranda,

Are you my long-lost twin sister? When I was in elementary school and junior high, I used to daydream about suddenly finding out that I had a twin sister who would then become my absolute best friend because she'd be just like me and understand exactly why I find life and all its little quirks so traumatic at times. She would GET the fact that I was a clumsy big-shoed girl who never really fit in to any clique and was always a bit on the kooky and awkward side because she'd be just
Aug 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you could close your eyes while reading you would be able to hear Miranda talking. She writes exactly the way she speaks and entertains the whole time. This is really an autobiography of Miranda the TV screen persona, not of Miranda Hart the real person. At least I hope so because the things that happen to her should never happen in normal life. The book was actually a little too long for me and some chapters could have been tightened up a bit, but overall it made me laugh and that was a good ...more
Paul E. Morph
I bought this for my wife, as she's a big fan of Miranda's t.v. and radio work. As it was sitting on the Audible app, and because I felt like reading something a bit lighter after finishing Bleak House, I thought I'd give it a go too.

I soon realised this book wasn't what I'd assumed it was, namely yet another celebrity autobiography written by a celebrity who's far too young to have any business writing an autobiography. It's not that. This is actually more like a bizarre combination of the worl
Irene Suarez
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
I love her show so I was rather excited when I got her book at Xmas. SUCH FUN.. The problem with her book is that it reads as if it was the script for one of her shows. I think it maybe better as an audiobook.
There is a lot of 'bluff' and not enough'meaty stuff'. I was expecting morestories and anecdotes about her life. Instead you get a quite lengthy dialogue between her current self and her past 18y old self which don't get anywhere.
I did enjoy her list making and it had a few funny stories. B
I love Miranda Hart and I love her show but for some reason, I didn't love this. I think her unique style comes across better on screen and radio so possibly I would've enjoyed the audiobook more. ...more
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I read it in a couple of days and had to 'ration' myself to make it last that long. A delightful, light-hearted holiday read, in which you start to enjoy being addressed as "My dear reader chum" and giggle out loud at Miranda's anecdotes and thoughts. The device of talking to her younger self works well and provides food for thought for anyone in their thirties - especially in the technology chapter. It is indeed freaky to think how things have advanced and how diff ...more
Signe Hansen
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Dear Miranda
No, it definitely is not just you! I have never been one for reading books like this (and by that, I mean: Semi-biographical, humoristic awesomeness.) but since I am, what I call, Miran-obsessed (that didn't even make sense to be honest) I decided I wanted to read this. And never have I ever laughed as much. It is embarrassing how well you manage to describe everything about me.... Even if you /are/ actually describing yourself... But either way! I am beyond happy that you - lovely w
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read this a while ago. Loved it so much that I read it again. Very funny. And I've read it a third time. ...more
Kieran Kimberley
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
A huge fan of Miranda, I picked this book up with the hope that it was filled with wit and insights into her life and career. There were times when I audibly laughed, only a few, and times when I chuckled silently to myself, but there is huge gaps between the humor. These huge gaps were not necessarily filled with anything of interest, most of the time it was just bland narrative. A lot of the stories Miranda included in her book she has referred to in her television appearances and in her semi- ...more
Apr 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
First of all, I must say that I love Miranda Hart's TV show, I seriously need more episodes, so I was very excited to read this! This woman can make me laugh non-stop.

I think the reason it took me so long to read it was because I just went back to it whenever I needed a good laugh, and it did make me have a great time.

In this book, we get to see Miranda talking about everyday struggles that nobody really talks about, but should. She engages in a conversation with her 18-year-old self and exp
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing

So i need to start by pointing out that i'm a HUGE fan of the TV show Miranda and of course of Miranda Hart. I find her hilarious and well, many scenes i could relate so well with it (Yep, lots of awkward moments).

Anyway to say i was excited to read her book, this kind of autobiography, is putting it a bit, well...actually it was a bit more like this

Now off to the book, my dear goodread fellow chum =)

Each chapter, has a different theme, from her take on music, beauty, holidays, christmas, w
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-20
I cannot express how much I love this book. But I shall try.

I am not a fan of autobiographies; I often find that celebrities just don't lead the interesting lives we think they do. This is not so with Miranda. I am in disbelief at the amount of ridiculously hilarious things that have happened to her. I actually laughed out loud, frequently, throughout this book.

I also thank Miranda deeply for her 'Miran-ual', as she calls it. It is genuinely helpful to know that, when one feels like a twat in li
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Absorbing and full of moments that make you laugh-out-loud this book is a must-have for Christmas!

I am a huge fan of the comedian and actress Miranda Hart who is such a funny, lovable site on screen from performances in shows such as Smack the pony, Absolutely Fabulous and not going out as well as the hilarious sitcom Miranda (2009). Her popularity has rocketed since being rightfully identified as the queen of comedy at the British comedy awards, and also when she won several BAFTA’s. Her recen
Jun 07, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars, though it pains me to say it.

I absolutely adore Miranda. I've lost count of how many times I've watched and re-watched her show, which is better than chocolate or chicken soup for cheering me up, de-stressing me or just generally making me laugh til I can't breathe.

I guess all I can say is this: as laugh out loud funny as Is It Juts Me can be - she simply translates better on film. I think it just became a little exhausting after a while, and I ended up taking a good month to read it
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Love Miranda but the style of this book was not for me. A fair few laugh out loud moments but the chatty, kooky style of Miranda didn't translate well in to book form for me. Funny but 2 stars ...more
Jelena Nemet
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, comedy
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow. ~ Langston Hughes
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hilarious!! It had me laughing out loud. Just brilliant!!!
Martin Belcher
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
First of all unless you are British you probably wont of heard of Miranda Hart. She is a brilliant comedian and has appeared in the BBC TV shows, Absolutely Fabulous, Not Going Out, Call the Midwife and of course her very own scripted comedy show “Miranda”.

Her calamitous, slapstick very British brand of humour is a breath of fresh air in a very cynical and sarcastic age.

I literally sat and laughed and giggled my way through the whole book and thinking to myself on lots of occasions I’m glad I’m
Anna Lucia
May 18, 2013 rated it liked it
I love Miranda Hart.

She is everything I love about Britain and comediennes.

I was disappointed by 'Is Is Just Me?'. This was largely due to the fact that much of the material in the book was recycled from her sitcom, and didn't translate very well into a written form. It was still funny, and still Miranda all over, and I would definitely recommend the book to Miranda fans.

The structure was interesting, and cute, as Miranda communicates with her younger self throughout the book. It is a slightl
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
I found this book at my local library and the text on the back made me smile, so I thought I would find it entertaining, but unfortunately I didn't. There were some entertaining and relatable anecdotes, but for the most part I found this book to be not very funny and overall unsatisfying. Part of that is because second hand embarrassment causes me physical pain and the book heavily relies on it. Also, Miranda has conversations with Little M, her 18-year-old self, that were simply cringy and didn ...more
Feb 13, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
maybe it was a shame I didn't read the book before watching the sitcom (and by watching I mean replaying it a hundred times and memorising all the lines), because most of the jokes had already been included in the show. also for some of the chapters I felt that I'd have to come back to them in my mid-thirties to see if I'm able to fully appreciate them. but apart from that it was all nice and jolly and I did enjoy the book. ...more
Jul 27, 2013 rated it liked it
This book reminds me a lot of ’Bridget Jones’s Diary’ – except that she (Miranda) is for real. Sure, there are probably things that have been invented or embellished for comic effect, but all in all it’s not meant to be fiction. I wasn’t acquainted with Miranda Hart before reading this (although I’d seen the book in bookstores in the UK last year), and in the UK that would signal that I’ve been living under a rock these past few years because she’s quite famous in Britain. However, I live in Den ...more
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Wow, wow, wow, wow, and just WOW!
I think this book was outstanding, and it made me laugh and laugh and laugh until I turned the very last page. And even then I was still giggling to myself!

So, Miranda talks to you about a few topics of life, from weddings and holidays to dating and hobbies, whilst her 18 year old self tags along. She's written the book in such an interesting way, but it's also comical and endearing at the same time. If you'v
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Miranda Katharine Hart Dyke (born 14 December 1972), known professionally as Miranda Hart, is an English actress, writer and stand-up comedienne. She writes and stars in the BBC sitcom Miranda. She also appeared in French and Saunders, the BBC television series Hyperdrive and her semi-autobiographical sitcom Miranda Hart's Joke Shop on BBC Radio 2. In 2012, she began appearing in the BBC drama Cal ...more

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