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.
If you enjoy Sarah Silverman and her humor, you love hearing her narrate her book Bedwetter. She is, as always, charming and adorable, filthy and crass. A really fun listen.
Before downloading this book, I'd never been sure if I loved or hated Sarah Silverman. I didn't follow her career much, though most of what I'd seen from her was funny. Nothing that made me love her though. Possibly because her comedic style is elitist and maybe even a bit designed for you to hate her. Regardless, I gave this book a shot. The good news is I really enjoyed the book! (Glad I got the audiobook instead of reading this, there were a lot of punch lines that made me think 'I wouldn't have read it that way.') The neutral news is that, even after five hours of listening to Sarah Silverman talk about Sarah Silverman, this book left me pretty indifferent on her. Which, for die hard fans should be a big plus, because she's clearly true to form in this one! Very interesting and entertaining to hear about her 'non-Harvard' path into comedy. And the obligatory childhood chapters were actually some of my favorites - which is almost never the case with these types of books. Overall, I'd definitely recommend giving it a listen...even if you're not sure.
I probably would not recommend it to a friend.
About half way through, I started loosing interest. By 3/4ths, I had to struggle. May be the book? Might be my attention span?
not a Sarah Silverman fan but this was a great listen. She gives so much insight into her comedic style and life. The amazing thing is that she is as resilient and funny as she is. Her life growing up was a tough time but she has turned it into a brilliant career. The best revenge is making it after all.
Sarah is hilarious. But this book has more than just her usual silliness. It is an endearing tale, providing some good insight into a successful comedienne.
Karen of Northern Michigan
Sarah has a great sense of humor and I laughed out loud at many part of this audio book, but there are some parts that are just really disgusting and gross... but then again, I think that's what she was going for..
She narrates it herself, and does a good job.. Anyone else doing this material would not be able to make it sound as funny as she does..
Would I listen to it again? No.... Was it worth the listen? I guess so, Did I grow from listening this book...no, I think I may have shurnk... Did I learn anything from this book? Yes..a lot of people in show business are really weird...
I love Sarah Silverman, but this book fell short for me. The early life and start in comedy sections were interesting. The second half just felt like promotion for her show, which I would assume most readers would have seen. The episodic rundown of her show was laborious.
She could be funny. Sarah's brand of humor lends itself well to irony, which deals with giving opposite conclusions than what is expected from the set up. Unfortunately, she has very little ironic intuition- sad really. Instead, she tends to be crass when she could be ironic, coincidental, when she could work just a little harder for a bigger payoff. In this way she tends to cheat. She spends so much time talking about bed wetting that I just don't give a **** about bed wetting or her stupid problems anymore.
If audible could use some of its fortunes to transplant George Carlin's reincarnated dead sperm in Sarah Silverman's Uterus, then emotionally torment the resulting child for the next 20 years, and pay for that child to have an Ivy league education, pay for that child to go on tour and master its standup craft, then the world would finally have, if not the Anti-Christ, then at least a funny version of Sarah Silverman.