So...you're telling me I can pay people to read books to me whilst I do other things?
When a brilliant and talented comedian writes a biography and then reads it to you , in my experience it's pretty much worth the price of admission, no matter what the content.
These are people who have honed their delivery to razor-sharp perfection, and Silverman is no exception. In fact, of my four favorite Audible comedian autobio authors (the other three being Tina Fey, Kathy Griffin, and Chelsea Handler), Silverman definitely gets the narrator's edge for being the most beautifully articulate. Which, we learn in the book, is probably a direct product of her mother's careful movie-listing-perfected elocution.
Silverman's cut-glass, ladylike delivery of often outrageous, disgusting (and otherwise hilarious) material is what makes her so entertaining to listen to, so I can't imagine how the print book could in any way measure up to the audio version.
Not that this book is just a bunch of jokes; this a a real memoir and anyone interested in how successful entertainers rise to the top should find it interesting --and touching-- on its own merits.
former nuclear scientist
I'm not a big Sarah Silverman fan. Her gross-out comedy is just not my cup of tea. But her memoir is honest and frank, and you can tell from it that she is a genuinely kind person who has made a lot of mistakes that she regrets during a time that she maybe didn't like herself that much. As a woman, I can really identify with that. In addition, she has been in comedy for a long time, so her memories are an interesting glimpse into the comedy scene in the 90s.
It was sweet
You could definitely feel her emotion when she told stories of her past.
This question is dumb.
I am still not a fan of Sarah Silverman's comedy (except for the Matt Damon song), but I am now sort of fond of her as a human being.
Her life before she became famous was not really that funny or particularly interesting. Jen Lancaster and Chelsea Handler's memoirs are much funnier. Sorry Sarah!
The story gets a little slow in some parts. I'd like more funny stories
more funny stories, may of the funnier stories were laugh out loud hilarious
Sarah was funny and engaging. I was glad she read the book- it really gave life to the story
Kelly, Aussie living in Nashville, Employment Specialist, Writer & so on
Sarah's childishly stupid charm along with some surprisingly intelligent interludes make for a rewarding listen. I have the book but wanted to hear her read it and was not disappointed. The sound effects, snorts and giggles made it highly entertaining.
Her brutal honesty, especially about issues such as race, sex and censorship.
Sarah - in her many incarnations
"Straight from her horse-ish mouth!"
This is one of the rare audios that I will listen to over and over again!
Her stand up and sketch comedy has always made me laugh except when pushing her political views on others.
The book starts off great with her history, but gets so preachy during chapters 20-24 I couldn't finish the book.
This book is amazing and hilarious. Totally inappropriate, but endearing. I never really watched Sarah Silverman, or listened to any of her comedy, but I think I will now because I love her.
Great book, but not for those who can't take Sarah Silverman's raunchy humor. She's very candid and I think her narrating the book is what makes the book so funny. I've listened to this multiple times and I still enjoy it every time!
Well the biggest thing you see is Sarah's comedic style shine through. Through the book there are some very hilarious moments, but for me the biggest thing about this book is its mixture of serious and relatable situations followed by some comedic relief. Of course that being said, one should be aware that her sense of humor is more shocking and controversial compared to other comedians and If you aren't a Sarah fan then this book might not be such an appetizing read. Something also to note is that the storyline jumps around switching between moments of her high school life to life in New York then to her early teenage years which make the book somewhat hard to follow.
The opening forward is by far my favorite moment in terms of comedic effect which is what you would expect from a book written by a comedian. Beyond this, the stories talking about her battle against depression is probably the most touching, showing that we all have our inner demons.
I think the best thing about this audio book is the fact that she is the one narrating it. She can really bring to life to the characters in her book because they are all in her life. You also get the feel and mood from the tone of her voice, which brings a better sense to what the subject is.
For me, the reaction was neither extreme nor blank. It brought both moments where you would laugh and moments where you would want to cry. It all depends on how you perceive comedy and personal drama and wither you can relate to it or not.
Lots of swearing, racial jokes, and pee, but regardless this is overall a great read
I love the Sara Silverman show. I do not love this "book". It is terrible. At one point she is actually making fun of the fact that she has nothing to say and really has no business writing a book. Sarah, I love your show. I loved Jesus Is Magic. This just is not a gem. It's ok no one hits only home runs.
It just did not feel like she tried very hard. It was no where near as well choreographed as her usual comedy. I suppose she could have focused more on having some sort of narrative arc.
Sarah is a good performer.