Miranda gets dog. World turned upside-down.
Hello dear book browser and welcome to Peggy & Me, the story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise – fun) in the form of Peggy.
Some of you may be thinking: “a book about a dog, how totally brilliant, I need hear no more, I’m sold.” In which case we should be best friends and go out to tea together, every day.
Others of you may be thinking: “a book about a dog, how totally mad, she must have officially lost it.” In which case I completely understand. For I once viewed dog owners with much suspicion. The way they obsessively talk about their dogs often using voices for them to reply; the way they have a light covering of dog hair all over their clothes and sofas; and worse, an alarming comfort and ease around excrement.
But I now get why people become so mad about their hounds. It wasn’t instant love I have to admit. Getting a puppy when I was at a low ebb in my life wasn’t easy – there was a lot of challenging, what I call, dog administration (dog-min), and the humiliating first trip to the vet still haunts me. It’s been a bumpy old road, but Peggy has been lovingly by my side through some life-changing moments and I wouldn’t have coped without her. Most surprisingly she has taught me a huge amount – not how to get an old pie packet out of a bin and lick it (I could already do that), but real lessons about life and love and trust and friendship.
Put aside any doggy reservations and come walkies with Peggy and me …
If you’ve watched Miranda you already know that she is hilarious. Immediately when I saw this book on the lower shelf in my local book store I just had to bend down and pick up the biscuit, oops I mean book. I chose to read this as I love dogs and the combo of Miranda and a cute puppy – how can you go wrong.
This book is an auto-biography filled with some exaggerated and some not-so-exaggerated stories of Miranda’s life with her “Shitty Frise”, Peggy. Now I understand that this is non-fiction but I felt compelled to review it anyway.
In short this book was super humorous. It took place over Miranda’s life and journey and struggles she had whilst creating the renowned TV series Miranda. This story contains funny anecdotes that only Miranda would find herself tied up in.
Pooch Peggy made an awesome addition to an already funny story. This is a must read for any dog lovers or Miranda Fans and anyone in between.
Release Date: 6 October 2016
“It’s me [Miranda] and you [Peggy] against the world.”Miranda Hart, Peggy and me
Miranda and Peggy (you can’t have one without the other) – this is an auto-biography, so there are no other prominent characters.
QFTR (Question for The Readers)
- What was your favorite anecdote? (Mine was probably the Vet story)
- Have you read any other Miranda books?
- Have you ever had moments like Miranda has – when you completely make a fool of yourself?