reviewed This Much Is True by Miriam Margolyes

Outrageously candid

4 stars

If I had to sum up this book in one word, it would be: candid. Miriam doesn't hold back on anything in this tale of her hilarious life and career as an actor across films, TV, radio and more. It's a wonder it got past the lawyers at the publisher - though many of the stories are about people who have died and therefore can't sue. Nothing is off the cards, so this is not a book for the faint-hearted or prudish, but if you don't mind swearing, references to sex, discussions of topics such as sexism, antisemitism, politics and religion, you'll find this an entertaining ride. Basically this is like having a conversation with Miriam, with no filter and no opportunity for a panicking producer to hit the 'bleep' button.