Spectacles When I Began Writing This Book, I Went Home To See If My Mum Had Kept Some Of My Stuff What I Found Was That She Hadn T Kept Some Of It She Had Kept All Of It Every Bus Ticket, Postcard, School Report From The Moment I Was Born To The Moment I Finally Had The Confidence To Turn Round And Say Why Is Our House Full Of This Shit Sadly, A Recycling Incident Destroyed The Bulk Of This Archive This Has Meant Two Things Firstly, Dear Reader, You Will Never Get To See Countless Drawings Of Wizards, Read A Poem About Corn On The Cob, Or Marvel At The Kilos Of Brown Flowers I So Lovingly Pressed As A Child Secondly, It S Left Me With No Choice But To Actually Write This Thing Myself.This, My First Ever Book, Will Answer Questions Such As Is Mary Berry Real , Is It True You Wear A Surgical Truss And Is A Non Spherically Symmetric Gravitational Pull From Outside The Observable Universe Responsible For Some Of The Observed Motion Of Large Objects Such As Galactic Clusters In The Universe Most Of This Book Is True I Have, Of Course, Amplified My Positive Characteristics In An Effort To Make You Like Me Thank You For Reading.

Susan Elizabeth Perkins born 22 September 1969 is a British comedian and broadcaster, born in East Dulwich, London, England.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 464 pages
  • Spectacles
  • Sue Perkins
  • English
  • 15 June 2017

10 thoughts on “Spectacles

  1. says:

    Sue Perkins is best known as being one half of the comedic double act Mel and Sue, and most notably as the ex presenter of The Great British Bake Off and Light Late Lunch She s also done a host of other lovely television stuff, like being in and writing for French and Saunders However, unlike a lot of other comedians double acts or otherwise her career never catapulted her fame quite as far as some.What s the difference between a memoir and an autobiography There are some small differences, but the biggest one in my not quite that humble opinion is writing ability Sue Perkins hasn t written an autobiography, but a memoir Which is probably why it says that right there on the cover.Sue Perkins is my least favourite in the Mel and Sue double act I m not ashamed to say it, but everyone has a favourite in double acts Eric, Jennifer, Rik, Peter, Barker, Bob, Mel, Duds, David, Ben, Frank, Barry, Stephen, David You get the message Favourites are inevitable, even when there are two funny men and no straight men.Sue Perkins is a writer, first and foremost Her prose flows from the page in to my awaiting brain so well, like a lesser known waterfall calmly dripping down each little rock She has a scintillating way of telling a story, even if it is her own story, that just runs so easily you almost forget it s a biography That s the fundamental difference between an autobiography and a memo...

  2. says:

    Wow Wow Wow Wow This is one of my best reads of 2016 and I m not ashamed to say it I ve always loved Sue Perkins, but this book makes me love her even My heart strings haven t just been pulled, they have wrenched and torn apart She has made me laugh out loud and cry like a baby.With other biographies I ve read, such as Cheryl even though they as in the Celebrities have supposedly written it, you still fee...

  3. says:

    Sue Perkins is a favourite person of mine She comes across as intelligent, funny, down to earth, and she seems honest, which is always important As far as celebrity memoirs go, I usually avoid them like the plague, but as it is Sue Perkins, I thought I d make an exception.Reading her stories of the highs and lows of her life, made it feel like I was sitting in a cafe, eating Victoria sponge and drinking coffee with an old friend Some parts in this had me laughing out loud, some had me cringing in embarrassment, but, one particular chapter had me welling up with tears Sue Perkins writes a letter to her dog, that sadly died, after a battle with illness, and it is written just so poignantly and heartfelt, it kind of ripped my heart out and was left hanging there awkwardly It was beautiful Sue Perkins writes an honest, thoughtful, hilarious and an actually kind of sensitive memoir here, and if...

  4. says:

    This was one of the most enjoyable audiobooks I ve ever listened to I m a big fan of Sue Perkins, having watched her on The Supersizers Go and The Supersizers Eat, as well as of course my beloved The Great British Bake Off So of course I had to pick up her own autobiograhy on audiobook, as it was narrated by her I really enjoyed listening to Sue s family life, the lessons she learned growing up, her relationship with Mel Giedroyc, the hard times break ups, pet deaths , and her own romantic relationships Sue is an incredibly funny woman, and also incredibly relatable, and she is perfect for narrating audiobooks I loved all of her different voices and impressions she did of people, and the chapter on the Bake O...

  5. says:

    Sue Perkins is one of my favourite celebrities She comes across as intelligent, funny, kind and like someone who has endless fascinating stories to share I m not usually interested in celebrity memoirs or autobiographies but was sold on the audiobook version of this with it being narrated by Sue Perkins herself.Sue s narration brings this audiobook to life Listening to her stories is like going to the pub with an old friend for a catch up I listened to this audiobook whilst doing chores and getting ready in the mornings and it made those mundane tasks so much bearable Not many people can make me laugh out loud at 7am on a Monday mornin...

  6. says:

    I have always enjoyed the humour and wit of the U.K comedy duo Mel and Sue I m also a big fan of The Great British Bake Off , the BBC tv show that these two co present Since hearing about how they are leaving that show behind I felt a need to bookend this chapter of my TV viewing life with this memoir written by Sue I have always loved Sue She s warm, witty, self deprecating and just generally lovely And this memoir proved that I was right in thinking all of those things as it was filled with warm and witty humour, plenty of self deprecating anecdotes and just Sue s honest to goodness loveliness These are two of my favourite passages from the book Sometimes we don t want to be tethered to yesterday It s nicer to forget Maybe the gaps in our memory are there for a reason, evolutionary perhaps, to give us the space to grow, to get away from childishness or childish things Or maybe it s so we have the chance to invent, or at least include, some magic in our yesterdays Surely the consolation of getting older, of moving away from youth, is that we can shape our past to our fantasies So, even if the present isn t going the way we want it, we can stand back and remember our earlier selves as exci...

  7. says:

    One of the funniest books I ve read in ages, this is an absolute pleasure that made my workmates check on me on my lunch break, I was guffawing so hard Sue is hilarious, sharp, insightful and never met a cake she could refuseif you enjoy watching her tremendously enjoyabl...

  8. says:

    Spectacles was kind of fun to read in bits, but it felt like it lost direction and momentum rather The bits where Perkins discusses her father are very touching there are some pithy quotes about looking back on the past and why we like to romanticise it there s some funny bits but ultimately, I felt rather underwhelmed I feel like it might ve been fun if delivered by Sue Perkins aloud, with her own intonation and style and sense of timing flavouring the words As it is, it begins to feel rather flat, because the tone is all perky and funny in the same sort of way, all the way through.This is not to say there weren t bits which were worth it There definitely are, like the discussions of her father, the section where she has to keep coming out to her grandmother, and the death of her dog But the bits about roadtrips for BBC documentaries weren t so fun, and the Bake Off parts weren t as prevalent as I imagine people would hope I m...

  9. says:

    Sue in her own voice.Its really good friends, in the way that well written and thought out memoirs can be I don t know if its very Sue ness would come across to the uninitiated, but if you are a Sue fan and are looking for stories of her growing up in Croydon, or attending Cambridge, or breaking into the comedy television presenter world then this is your book She s insightful and honest about her own strengths and weaknesses and you will absolutely fall ...

  10. says:

    This was fantastic I cried, I laughed, I cried again Loved it.

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