I don't know what I was hoping for, but I liked the book, just didn't love it. I definitely don't recommend listening to chapter 26 while lifting weights. Her dad's voice-mail messages had me laughing out loud and almost dropped the barbell on myself.
On a quest for a book that will knock Tina Fey's "Bossypants" out and win the coveted title of "My Favorite Book."
I kept waiting for this book to get better. It was as if each chapter was trying to out-do the previous chapter with sad and depressing stories, it just kept getting worse. At the mid point, she talks about how boring it would be to read someone's diary and then she goes on to literally read from her diary. Awful.
No... Unless I was looking for a way to be depressed and annoyed at the same time.
You'd think a comedian's book would be at least a little funny... This one is not. Do not waste your time or money on this one.
Psychology and Biology nerd. Chemistry enthusiast. Fan of good research-based science books, comedies and crime.
Sarah Silverman does exactly the perfect sort of job you'd expect someone of her talent to do in reading her own story. A wide -ranging and honest set of tales and observations from a funny lady.
With high standards having listened to Bossypants and Yes, Please prior, it was still an entertaining listen. Silverman states outright that her life and hence memoir aren't the makings of some telenovela (I'm paraphrasing), but provides sincere humility to draw in the listener. I found Sarah surprisingly endearing and have a higher respect for her as a comedienne. Those unfamiliar with her style of humor may not find it as enjoyable but again, if you're a fan, this one is for you.
I thought maybe this book would make me like Sarah Silverman more, but it didn't! It made me like her even less (if that is possible). She just isn't funny! The book was boring - I had to make myself finish it. Save your money and don't purchase this horrible book!
Not having to listen to Sarah Silverman's voice!
No - nothing.
Sarah Silverman needs to never write another book (and if she does have someone else narrate it for her so we don't have to suffer through that whiney voice).