Friday, 20 November 2020

Quite by Claudia Winkleman Book Review

 For all the books that I read, it isn't very often that I delve into books written by celebrities but sometimes one comes along that just moves me and one such book is Quite by Claudia Winkleman.

In her first book, this talented presenter simply talks about life.



In this, her first ever book, Claudia invites us all into her world. She 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 9, 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.


Split into six sections, each one beginning with the word 'Quite' ... 

* Important (to me)

* Big

* True

* Inconvenient

* Bossy

* Opinionated (I know).

Not an autobiography!

Every section holds a wealth of thoughts on different topics that Claudia herself counts as important to her. This doesn't mean that you will necessarily agree with her on everything she has to say but it may make you re-think the way you do/see certain things.

I'll admit she had me hooked when she dedicated a whole part to napping.

Everyone should embrace the nap!

Funny, moving and truthful… Quite

Whilst some books of this sort of genre can come across a bit preachy, this one reads like it is written by a friend. Gentle and inviting, offering a somewhat comforting feeling the more of it that I managed to peruse.

It's the perfect coffee table book. One to delve in and out of whenever you are in need of something to enhance your mood.

Funny and thought provoking.

Claudia covers many subjects from her own children and husband, to fashion, holidays, strictly and those awkward moments that we've all had to face from time to time.

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

I think what makes this book so enjoyable is just how relatable it is. I could almost hear Claudia saying the words as I read them.

Real and honest.

Quite covers the good, the bad and the eyeliner.

When I read the final pages I felt a renewed boost of positivity, ready to put on as much eyeliner as possible and face the strange old world that we are currently living in.

If you are looking for something to get you out of a reading slump, or just a really entertaining book then this is the one for you.

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