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  • Practically Perfect

  • Life Lessons from Mary Poppins
  • By: Katy Brand
  • Narrated by: Katy Brand
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

Mary Poppins is a story of taking practical steps towards happiness. It’s looking at the bright side of life. It’s setting boundaries, deciding what you want and making it happen. That’s the path to being Practically Perfect.

For comedian Katy Brand, part of the joy of watching Mary Poppins as a child was the thrill of the film’s iconic, no-nonsense heroine. Her unshakeable confidence, her staunch independence, and that touch of magic. Now she’s all grown up, Katy takes another look beyond the talking umbrellas, bottomless bags and dubious cockney accents to show that Mary’s still got something to teach us.

She explores how the beloved nanny was brought to life from the page to the big screen and delves into her most striking memories to uncover themes that are still as important now as they were at the time, from women’s rights and poverty, to toxic masculinity and work-life balance.

With interviews and insights from famous fans and friends, Practically Perfect is the common-sense manual for life that we never knew we needed and sprinkles some supercalifragilistic magic along the way.

©2020 Katy Brand (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Stunning!

I can’t find the words to express how wonderful this book is. Heart warming, humorous, meaningful, thought-provoking and deliciously poking fun at us all, this book takes the sugary ‘kids film’ that everyone remembers from childhood and reveals it’s not-so-hidden deeper meanings and ideas and why we should pay attention to them over 50 years later. An all purpose manual for life. A must-read.

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A life lesson

It was amazing, and it is something i can take with me and learn from.

this book made me think more about my actions and and sometimes i can say "I can do better"