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.
Had a ghost writer? Spent three times as long writing it? Done a comedy instead of an autobiography
I saw a very different way of growing up and a successful career through scatology
I enjoyed Bossypants so much I thought it might have also been so well done.
AUTO & MID , IF YOU HAVE TO ASK ...
I CAN NOT SIT THAT LONG
THIS CAN BE PICKED UP MOST ANYWHERE AND ENJOYED, AS WELL AS RELISTENED TO NUMEROUS TIMES
Apart from being the funniest woman alive, Sarah Silverman has a Taoist understanding of the combination of opposites. That's why her comedy works the way it does. This book is a beautifully designed example of what I'm talking about. While I was rolling on the floor at some of the stories she tells in her own inimitable voice, the underlying meaning, morally, politically, socially, of what she's driving at cannot be avoided. Silverman is a comic who uses cultural taboos as a method of exposing universal hypocrisy. The poor schmucks who rise indignantly against her inevitably fall before her because unwittingly they're part of the joke.
No doubt there are other comics who get this and use it, too. But they are not remarkably beautiful Jewesses who are charismatic, uninhibited, and flaunt their love of sex, drugs and stand-up. That is only part of what makes this book rise above all the funny though fictitious books written by comedians with TV shows. This book is set apart because I would venture to say all these stories in it are true. It's an old cliche that great clowns have known great sorrow, but in this case challenges are the things that have elevated a kid with a high IQ to a polarizing cultural icon. Sarah Silverman is polarizing because stupid people don't get the joke! She has learned to laugh at the parts of herself she can neither change nor control, and by God that's the lesson she has to teach the rest of us. We're going to learn it, too, because when we're listening to her, and laughing at her self deprecation we don't know we're in class!
One of the best.
Both my sister and I liked this book. Funny, inspirational, awkward, interesting, etc...
Yes, books like these that aren't exactly literary are always better read by the actor/author themselves.
Her father, she re-enacts voice-mails she receives from her father. Hilarious.
She makes funny stories even funnier with her inflection.
Laughed at parts.
I'm a fan of Sarah Silverman's comedy, and the squirmy discomfort that comes with it. This book is a heavy dose of pure Sarah. It's more a long stand-up with some sketches here and there, than an autobiography or memoir.