"There is no one on earth quite so wonderful as Miriam Margolyes."
And her fans around the world would no doubt agree with English actor and comedian Stephen Fry.
Buckle up for an irrepressible, hilarious and moving read as Ms Margolyes takes us on an unforgettable adventure through her extraordinary and strong opinions.
"My new book is called Oh Miriam! - something that has been said to me a lot over the years, often in tones of strong disapproval," she says.
"It contains lots more revelations and stories and discoveries."
From being escorted off the Today program (for saying what we were all thinking) to declaring her love to Vanessa Redgrave; from Graham Norton's sofa to Alan Cumming's camper van, her life, she says "has been (and continues to be) an uproarious adventure".
The book's cast list stretches from Churchill to DiCaprio, Princess Margaret to Maggie Smith.
And in what's we've come to expect from Miriam, there are chapters including How to Stay Married, Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down and How to be Woke When You're Eighty-Two.
We discover why swearing is actually good for you (and a warning, this book does contain language some might find offensive); the unexpected things she learned at school; and what her Spice Girl name would be.
She's been referred to as a National Treasure or "more cruelly accurate, a National Trinket" - and she's never been busier.
She won't be bullied - as a tailgating driver will attest to. She's an animal person and says you must believe in yourself.
She's not one for hair-washing or deodorant, but begs people to tell her if she smells.
And farting "is terribly funny and the longer and more drawn-out, the funnier it is".
Miriam and her partner Heather have been together for 54 years "civily partnered since 2013".
"And we only did that because if one of us were to get ill, doctors won't discuss the loved one's condition with the other, unless formally joined."
They were both hurtling towards 80 and weren't willing to take the risk.
Readers won't be surprised that fashion has never interested Miriam. She has a few wardrobe staples - enormous Aran cardigans, sturdy and roomy knickers, trainers for her feet and multicoloured socks hand-knitted by her cousins.
What you see is what you get - the one and only Miriam Margolyes.
Oh Miriam! Stories from an Extraordinary Life, by Miriam Margolyes (John Murray), RRP $34.99.