Review: Lessons I’ve Learned by Davina McCall

Title: Lessons I’ve Learned

Author: Davina McCall

Pages: 256 Pages

Publisher: Orion

The Blurb

With her trademark humour, warmth and honesty, Davina McCall shares her life experiences.

“I am a work in progress. There are times when I feel in control and like I know what I’m doing…and there are times (quite a few) (actually lots) when I’ve got no idea what’s going on, where to turn, what to do, how to behave, and those are the times I’ve sought help!

I have been helped by some extraordinary people. I’ve been supported and counselled through my recovery from drugs and alcohol. I’ve been hypnotised to get me through my ultimate fears. I’ve read a squibillion (that’s a lot) of fantastic self-help books and I have shared and shared with the greatest girlfriends, and family of all time. These nuggets of wisdom have, at times, literally kept me going, so I thought I’d pay it forward and she them with you…”

In this long-awaited book, Davina McCall shares the tips and wisdoms learned on her ‘work-in-progress’ journey through life.

Warm, engaging, honest and generous, this book will make you laugh and cry in equal measure. Lessons I’ve Learned is the closest thing to a Davina hug and we all need one of those…

(Goodreads Blurb)

The Review

Davina McCall has been a staple of British TV for my whole life and I have always liked her. She is enthusiastic, funny and shows herself to be. A caring and compassionate person too.

I read her autobiography Lessons I’ve Learned and got a glimpse of the lady behind the TV personality. She is so positive, honest and expressive. She doesn’t shy away, in fact she reveals all of the colourful aspects of her life. 

To say that McCall speaks with candour is an understatement. She discusses her past drug use, her difficult relationship with her mother and the heartbreaking details of her sisters final days. I will admit that I cried as Davina McAll talks about her sisters illness and the impact hat t had on her. It was utterly tear-jerking. 

If someone were to ask me if my opinion of Davina McCall has changed after reading Lessons I’ve Learned  then Would have to say not really. I already liked Davina. If anything her autobiography has endeared me to her much much more. I am so glad that I to know the person behind the personality. 

Lessons I’ve Learned by Davina McCall is available now.

For more information regarding Davina McCall (@ThisisDavina) please visit her Twitter page.

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