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How to be Champion

How to be Champion

Hilarious, heartwarming and inspirational, this is the number 1 Sunday Times bestselling autobiography by comedian Sarah Millican. The funniest book of the year!

‘The naughtiest, helpiest, laughieoutloudiest and goodest book I’ve ever done reading on. Give that girl a banana!’ DAWN FRENCH


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 book 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 post divorce.

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 thirties, been gloriously dumped in a Frankie and Benny’s, cried so much you felt great, been for a romantic walk with a dog, worn leggings two days in a row even though they smelt of wee from a distance, then this is YOUR BOOK. If you haven’t done those things but wish you had, THIS IS YOUR BOOK. If you just want to laugh on a train/sofa/toilet or under your desk at work, THIS IS YOUR BOOK.

‘Of course Sarah Millican’s book will make you laugh out loud, but there are moments where she will touch you deeply. The dirty bitch.’ KATHY BURKE

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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Arts & Entertainment / Autobiography: Arts & Entertainment

On Sale: 5th October 2017

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781409174332


'If you like Sarah, read this book and you will love her. If you already love her, you will love her even more.' Michael McIntyre
I do not recommend you read this book in public, unless you like snorting and crying with laughter in front of strangers. This is a book in which the writer's warmth shines through and the advice really is responsible and helpful. Do read it, you will learn something; even if it is just how to bake a cake
'A wonderful read... Sarah Millican is a national treasure.' Matt Lucas
'Just as wise and funny and honest as [Sarah] is. Loved it.' Jojo Moyes
'This book is ballsy, naughty and sexy, just like its author. Also most importantly FUNNY, with the occasional flash of the vulnerable woman beneath the bold-as-brass exterior. If you don't love her your heart is dead.' Richard Herring
'How To Be Champion does something all too rare, it encourages us: to laugh at our flaws, to value ourselves, and also to fight back when the chips are down. It's as hilarious as it is touching. This book should be taught in schools!' John Robins
'This is everything you want Sarah's first book to be. Outrageously funny, painfully honest and deliciously filthy.' Phillip Schofield
'Sarah Millican is as funny in book form as she is onstage, which is very funny indeed.' David Baddiel
'This book is empowering, vulnerable and, of course, hilarious. Which is like every time I've ever spent with the always inspiring Sarah Millican.' Joe Lycett
'I knew Sarah's book would be hysterical because she is one of the best comedians in the world, but her book is also wise, touching, heart warming and uplifting. Buy it for all your mates!!' Sara Pascoe
'Do not read this while eating tomato soup. You are guaranteed to laugh and stain something.' Sandi Toksvig
'Not just a book, this will make you laugh, hold your hand when you're feeling wobbly and whisper into your ear, that not only are you normal, you're "champion".' Jenny Eclair
Down-to-earth superstar Millican tells her own story here of how she turned to stand-up after the break-up of her first marriage and conquered the male-dominated comedy world. Honest, touching and, like Millican's stand-up shows, endearingly smutty
Funny, feisty and just a little bit filthy, the fast-talking Geordie is one of Britain's best-loved comedians. Her book, a combination of memoir and self-help book, will make you laugh out loud
'I've had Sarah in the bath, in bed and even on the train and I can honestly say her book is the best relationship of my life. Hilarious, honest and emotional. It's like having a best friend in a book. A triumph.' Susan Calman
'This book is completely brilliant. If you don't love it, come find me.' Claudia Winkleman
'A properly funny autobiography had a one-night stand with a genuinely inspirational self-help book and this is their lovable mongrel offspring.' Frank Skinner
'The naughtiest, helpiest, laughieoutloudiest and goodest book I've ever done reading on. Give that girl a banana!' Dawn French
'Just like her stand-up: nothing is off limits, honest, candid, but most of all laugh-out-loud funny.' Alan Carr
The one-liners come thick and fast in comedian Sarah Millican's memoir HOW TO BE CHAMPION, and when bad things happen - bullying or divorce - the jokes become funnier and more real. You'll be laughing a lot, crying a bit and cheering for her, too
'Settling down with the divine Ms M's book is like cosying up with your best mate, big laughs, intimate confessions, earthy wisdom and hilarious, self-deprecating honesty, it's all there.' Meera Syal
'Original, thoughtful and inspiring; I found myself laughing out loud on far too many occasions to count.' Jason Manford
One of our favourite stand-ups looks at her own life to show that life doesn't have to be perfect and you don't have to be amazing all the time. Packed with laugh-out-loud stories and advice, this will delight her many fans
Fanny Blake, WOMAN & HOME
'Hilarious and heartwarming, just like the author.' David Walliams
'A wickedly smart, throbbingly relatable, hysterically funny book that will remind you that you're never alone - you've always got Sarah Millican. As good as a girls' night in with your best friend and your favourite cake.' Deborah Frances-White - The Guilty Feminist
'Funny and honest. Sometimes too honest. Like your nan when she's drunk at Christmas.' Ricky Gervais
'Like Sarah - funny, wise and authentic. Read it!' Miranda Hart
'As good as a cuddle.' Sarah's dad
Written with the sort of warmth and sincerity that hallmarks her stand-up. Her book is, in short, champion
'Witty, wise, forthright and very funny. Terrific!' Graham Norton
'You know when you cry laugh and nod over-enthusiastically with a friend because what they're saying is so funny and so true? That's how I felt about Sarah's wonderful book' Louise Pentland
'What a fantastic comedy victory for the peerless Madam Millican... Blows much of the erudite, smug old bollocks in bookshops out of the water.' Jo Brand
'Of course Sarah Millican's writing will make you laugh out loud, but there are moments where she will touch you deeply. The dirty bitch.' Kathy Burke
'As cheering and neccessary as a sweary cup of tea.' Caitlin Moran