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Summary

Funny, moving and truthful...Quite.

Claudia Winkleman's warmth, humour, no-holds-barred attitude and smoky eye have made her the favourite broadcaster of millions and a much-loved household name.

In this, her first ever book, Claudia invites us all into her world. This is a memoir with a difference (owing to its lack of a plot - genuinely, how do people do that?) and Claudia shares her observations on topics such as the importance of melted cheese, why black coats are vital, how it's never okay to have sex with someone who has an opinion on your date outfit, how nurses are our most precious national treasure and why colourful clothing is only for the under 10s (if you're reading this sporting a bright red jumper and you're nine, great! If you're older, sorry).

This is a love letter to life: the real, sometimes messy kind. Quite celebrates friendship, the power of art, the highs and lows of parenting and of course how a good eyeliner can really save your life.

Heartfelt, wry and unmistakably Claudia, this book gets to the heart of what really matters.

©2020 Claudia Winkleman (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A delight." (Stylist)

"Funny, real and caring." (YOU Magazine)

"This charming, warm-hearted book proves just what an intelligent, quick-witted woman Claudia is." (Woman & Home)

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Glorious!

Witty, laugh out loud funny, sharp, perceptive, intelligent - I always wished she was my actual sister, now I know I was correct to wish that and I’m GUTTED she isn’t.

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Quite lovely listen

Loved this, really lovely comforting listen, thoroughly enjoyed it and will listen again. Some really good tips and excellent boots section!

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Very enjoyable in these times

Really enjoyed this. Very funny, light hearted yet wise and insightful. A great listen in these serious times. Loved Claudia’s narration to as brought it to life for me.

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What's Not To Love!

Claudia reads her book as if she's having a chat with you...her friend. I know when I feel like a chat in future ill just dip in and out for a catch up with my mate Claude! 🥰

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Loved it!

Quite frankly brilliant! Absolutely loved this, devoured it in a day, I love Claudia and this lived up to every expectation!

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Brilliant. I loved every minute of it.

Going to make everyone a cuppa then use the tea bags on my face and grow my fringe immediately! Wise words!

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Perfect book

Listened in the car to and from work. Wonderful book. Down to earth and funny. Will probably listen again and again.

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Just loved it

I felt like it was a huge girls get together, warm and funny.....and relatable, but very importantly a reminder to remember what matters most in life. Thank you Claudia, you kept me company at a dark time of my life.

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Just brilliant!

A feel good and very funny book. Loved every minute and agreed with 90% of it! Thanks for making me smile Claudia, even during the lows of 2020/lockdown.

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Quite

Brilliantly written, fabulous laughed out loud & bought lot of black clothes, thank you thank you claudia

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