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How to be Champion

An Autobiography
Narrated by: Sarah Millican
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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Summary

Part autobiography, part self-help, part confession, part celebration of being a common-or-garden woman, part collection of synonyms for nunny, Sarah Millican's debut audiobook delves into her super normal life with daft stories, funny tales and proper advice on how to get past life's blips - like being good at school but not good at friends, the excitement of IBS and how to blossom postdivorce.

If you've ever worn glasses at the age of six, worn an off-the-shoulder gown with no confidence, been contacted by an old school bully, lived in your childhood bedroom in your 30s, been gloriously dumped in a Frankie and Benny's, cried so much you felt great, been for a romantic walk with a dog or worn leggings two days in a row even though they smelt of wee from a distance, then this is your audiobook. If you haven't done those things but wish you had, this is your audiobook. If you just want to laugh on a train/sofa/toilet or under your desk at work, this is your audiobook.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Sarah Millican (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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Was never going to disappoint!!!

A honest a humourous account of how Sarah came to be (Choice words included) one of the UK's best comedians. Funny throughout.

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One of the most enchanting women reads one of the sweetest autobiographies.

Sarah welcomes you into her life through food, jokes, honest storytelling, animals and a little self help advice.

We often see Comedians put out interesting and funny books. This is the one that you need to actually pick up and take home.

The audio narration, editing and production was top notch. Highly recommend.

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Im a 20 year old man.

Given my age and sex, I doubt I'm Sarah's target audience but this book is fantastic! Every chapter had me laughing. She has a great talent for mixing together funny anecdotes with great advice and serious solutions to serious problems. Couldn't stop listening!

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Not an autobiography!

Was looking forward to this but it is a disjointed compilation of a few events in her life. No real chronology or insights. Looks like it was put together during a wet weekend in Whitley Bay as a money maker.

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Honest & Funny

Not for the faint hearted but incredibly funny and very honest. I felt as If I’d been through a few hours of counselling !!! Despite it being Sarah’s bio, a lot resonated with me. Thoroughly enjoyable listen.

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Funny and thought provoking

A brilliant listen .
Sarah’s unique views on life made for an excellent book. She is funny and down to earth, risqué in places and totally honest in her observations.
I really enjoyed listening to this audible book

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Unnessesaryly filthy

Shame. I was hoping for much better. Struggled to make it to the end. I just thought it might get better. it didn't.

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only read if you consider yourself a human.

this is probably the most relatable, realistic and hilarious book ive heard! and even though ive listened to it, ill go out and buy a copy! its funny in all the right ways and you feel like you’re in a prolonged conversation with a good friend!

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Not my cup of tea.

Bought this after seeing her on lunch TV
She seemed good on tv, but when I started to listen to her on Audible I realised that it was not something I wanted to listen to anymore so deleted it
Very crude
Thank goodness I didn't have to pay for this!

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loved it

listened to this why I walked my dogs makes you feel like you not the only one going or gone through shite in life at school and in general there's a lot of Bullies out there , made laugh out loud and nod my head in agreement thanks xx

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  • Tracey K.
  • 11-11-18

Charming, funny and open

I loved this uplifting memoir by Sarah Millican. She peppers her narrative with “fuck” but shares some really valuable insights about how to be more kind to yourself and others. Her accent is soft and relaxing and she is really enjoyable to listen to. #funnymemoir #british #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Katie A
  • 28-10-18

Hilarious

Sarah Millican is fantastic and hilarous as always. Parts of this book had me laughing out loud at work! Parts were extremely spot on and made me think. Great book and great narration.

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  • olivia rule
  • 01-03-19

Absolutely lovely!

Sarah millican is a delight and a gem of a writer. I hope she comes to the states sometime!!!

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  • Glenn Johnson
  • 25-01-19

I LOVE Sarah Millican!

I first saw Sarah Millican on some of my favorite British quiz shows: QI, 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown and the Big Fat Quizzes. She quickly became a favorite. She wickedly funny and beautiful.
This autobiography will make you laugh and cry. In a time when I thought all the clever comidians were in the past I find that there is hope for the quick wit and brilliant observations I thought had gone out of style. Thank you Sarah for bringing such a smile to my face!

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  • Shawn Hookings
  • 16-01-19

Exactly what you expect from Sarah

She also narrates it herself, so you get her humor unfiltered - not through the eyes and ears of another reader, but from the author herself. Pure Geordie humor as you like it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-12-18

If you're considering this one, please get it

I can't recommend this book enough. Listened in two sittings. Hilarious and validating. Absolutely champion.

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  • Jason and Ben
  • 05-12-18

A joy and delight! Sarah is just so loveable.

An absolutely wonderful autobiography that's made all the more better by Sarah personally narrating it!

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  • Anne M Welsh
  • 01-08-18

Brilliant!

This was the first time I heard Sara, she is real, fun, and an inspiration to all women.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-06-18

Fantastic!

Fantastic - thoroughly enjoyed this! This book is everything: happy, sad, informative and laugh out loud funny. Thanks for sharing your story with us Sarah.

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  • David
  • 02-03-18

Disappointing but probably my fault

I'd seen her on TV on programs like Would I Lie To You? ...I live in Australia...and she was funny and likeable, and the site recommended the title to me, however I found it overly crude and without the subtlety of the greats of English comedy over the years. They didn't need to be "in your face" like this. My mistake in not doing my homework, I guess.

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