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How to be Champion

An Autobiography
Narrated by: Sarah Millican
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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Publisher's 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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Brilliantly Millican

This couldnt be more Millican, trying to smother the giggles as I worked was a real challenge listening to this book.
If you like Sarah Millican you’ll like her book, I guarantee it

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Absolute cracker!

Super read, I laughed out loud and cried a little bit. I could sympathise with Sarah and agree with a lot of it. Every woman should read this!

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This book is champion

This is a book written by a very funny very decent human. Read it. It will make you feel better.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this!!

Sarah is super witty and funny. Her honesty and bravery to tell her stories in this way is a testament to her comedic talent.

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This book is Champion

I don't usually bother with reviews or autobiographies for that matter, but stumbled across an excerpt of this, found it funny and decided to give it a go. This book is like a great big hug. It made me laugh until I cried, and it made me cry... but in a good way, a healthy 'it's all ok' way. I resolve to find more ways to be Champion.

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loved it.
always liked Sarah, now I love her! it was very easy to listen to

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My first audiobook

What a lovely listen! I’ve been a fan since we first saw Sarah at the Edinburgh fringe many years ago, I’ve been lucky enough to see Sarah several times since and in my now home of Perth Australia (so exciting!) I loved listening to her story, it was heart wrenching at times, but also full of her usual humour that made me smile on my morning commute.

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A wonderful listen to brighten your day

A wonderful and insightful story about the life of this hilarious comedian. A very easy listen and will have you giggling along in no time. I will try and be more champion now thanks to this book :)

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I loved it.

I think she is a brave and clever woman. I would love to see her show.

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So they all went home and had their tea. V funny

"So they all went home and had their tea."
Lovely, smart, thoughtful, funny read. 5/5

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  • Tracey K.
  • 11-11-2018

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
  • 28-10-2018

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
  • 01-03-2019

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
  • 25-01-2019

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
  • 16-01-2019

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
  • 16-12-2018

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
  • 05-12-2018

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
  • 01-08-2018

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
  • 24-06-2018

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
  • 02-03-2018

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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  • MR M P GOULDER
  • 06-10-2017

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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  • Squally
  • 07-10-2017

5 Champion Stars

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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  • Mark McCormack
  • 01-12-2017

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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  • Leanne
  • 12-02-2018

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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  • Zohrah
  • 11-12-2017

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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  • Rachel b
  • 23-05-2020

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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  • Uncle nob head
  • 17-01-2019

Champion

She is truly champion in every way funny, kind and honest if only everyone could wear there hearts on their sleeves like this we’d all rock along a lot better. Xx

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  • suzanne hartnoll
  • 11-01-2019

Made my stressful commute a joy!

I don’t usually write reviews but I just had to this time to show my love for this gem of a book. I usually hate my journeys to work (made easier by audible) and found myself even enjoying hitting the usual traffic jams. Maybe it’s because I’m a similar age and have had some of the same life experiences but I was laughing hysterically one minute, crying a bit the next and wanting to give Sarah a big hug and thank her for being so honest and sharing her story. Well done Sarah, you are a lovely human being and please write another book I will definitely buy it and promise to only ever wave at you if I see you in public :)

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  • Dekka52
  • 30-06-2018

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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  • Mr. J. R. Trinder
  • 24-06-2018

Really fun, great treat for fans of Sarah

I’ve been a fan of Sarah for years and it’s so wonderful to hear stories of her life. Because a lot of her act is discussing her life, a lot of jokes are used in her stand up but it doesn’t really matter. She seems to wear her heart on her sleeve and doesn’t care if people don’t like it or not. She comes across as such a nice woman who we all want to be friends with. This is such a genuine celebrity autobiography. Nothing is off limits and you feel you know her a little bit better.

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