Rachel was invited by her old secondary school to give a rousing speech to students at a key point in their young lives. To help her, she asked for advice from members of her live audience over the course of a year. In this book, each chapter is entitled with one of these pieces of advice - such as 'Be Kind' or 'Never Pass Up The Opportunity For A Wee' - which she explores in ways that are funny or serious, hilarious or heart-breaking.
She reflects on what she's learnt in her own life, and looks at the advice we get and the advice we give. What helps us, as humans? What do we say, to help each other? Is it actually ever useful?
This funny, moving and uplifting book advises on the essentials of living in the modern world; dealing with everything from Tampons to Tories and from #hashtags to Staying Hydrated. ,
Rachel Parris is a BAFTA-nominated comedian, musician, actor and improvisor, best known for her viral segments on BBC2's Mash Report, with her How Not to Sexually Harass Someone being viewed over 2.2 million times. She appears regularly on TV shows and is a founding member of the award-winning improv comedy group Austentatious, who perform all over the world. In 2018, Parris was named Female First's Comedian of the Year, beating Tiffany Haddish, Amy Schumer and Ellen DeGeneres.
She lives in South West London with her husband and their chameleon, Roy.,