I first "met" Sandi Toksvig on The Great British Bake-Off, and I loved the back-and-forth between her and Noel Fielding (whom I have admired for a great many years). When this book came up as a recommended read by one of my bookish friends, I thought it would be interesting reading, and it was.
Sandi Toksvig has been through some not-great things in her life, but I think at the end of the day, I think she has had a very interesting life indeed! She has had some incredible adventures, met some amazing people and has met the love of her life. It made me very sad to read about some of her experiences though, especially at boarding school.
This is book which gives you insights into Sandi herself, her upbringing (her dad sounds a lot like mine, and I love that), and her battles to be seen. Clearly, she is a feminist and she works hard to stand up for others who may not have a voice. She is compassionate but also pragmatic. I think if I met her, I would like her a lot. As well as that, she gives us a lot of information about London and it makes me want to get on that Number 12 bus myself! On the top, at the front, on the right-hand side, of course :)