- Title Quite
- Author Claudia Winkleman
- Year 2020
- Genre Non-fiction
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. 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. Heartfelt, wry and unmistakably Claudia, this book gets to the heart of what really matters.
I love Claudia Winkleman and her tone is all over this book, you can almost hear her reading it to you in that scatty, warm way of hers. The book isn’t your usual memoir, and it’s not your normal self-help, it’s somewhere in between - Claudia is sharing her wisdom learned through living, and although it sometimes comes across as a little bit bossy, overall, it’s great.
I don’t relate to all the things - clothes and eyeliner aren’t really my cup of tea - but there’s some interesting notes about being yourself and really accepting who you are, and anyone can benefit from that kind of wisdom.
Rating: 4 / 5