There are parts that are so outrageously funny that it made me want to read and see everything that Sarah Silverman has ever done. However, I also found about 40% of the book kind of boring and blah. This is absolutely not for the faint of heart - she is pretty raunchy, which I take no issue with, but thought I should give fair warning.
When I listened to Audible's sample of this book, I thought that it be would be a good comedy book, however the first 7 chapters was focused only on bedwetting. Perhaps, I should have expected this from the title, but I tend to not judge a book only on it's title. This book may be great for people not wanting a laugh, but a relatable story (if they were a bedwetter as a child) or wanting the Sarah Silverman biography. However, Sarah Silverman makes for a good narrator.
Yes, I would. Sarah is a great comedian and I love her quick delivery of one liners. I was laughing out loud so much that I think I missed some of the jokes/observations she mase in delivering the story.
Well there really was only one character... Sarah. Unless you want to call her bed wetting and name dropping celebrity encounters as characters...
No I have not. I have seen her stand up shows. Always funny and a unique talent.
Laugh out loud on more than one occasion. Its a keep a box of Kleenex near you to dry your eyes kinda book, but in a good way...
This would be a great book to listen to while on a long trip somewhere -to pass the time laughing your way to your destination !
This book is an odd mix of Silverman. It feels in large part to me the way I imagine she would be if you won some contest to have dinner with her: she’d be funny, thoughtful, a little confessional, and always herself. She’d also try a little too hard to be everything she knows you’d expect her to be.
I happen to love a lot of Silverman’s work. At her best she plays a character who’s both innocent and shocking, a kind of child-who-speaks-the-painful-truth. In that character, she’s gotten off some of the really powerful one-liners of the last decade. Out of that character, she’s reflected thoughtfully on how that character works and what her success says about contemporary America.
We get some of both aspects of that dynamic here. In a chapter where she complains about her days at summer camp, she calls Jewish summer camp, “The second worst kind of camp for Jews.” I find myself simultaneously offended and impressed at how much she can pack into so few words.
We also get a sometimes painful memoir of her life as, as the title promises, a bedwetter, something that humiliated her in adolescence and that she suggests has contributed to her public persona. And we get a few glimpses of her celebrity life, with good stories about the ways that Al Franken, Gary Shandling, and a few others inspired and mentored her.
Not everything hits, and the constant changing of tone and focus can fall flat at times, but this is still Silverman doing her best to be charming and funny, and that’s certainly good enough for me. She does both better than almost any of her peers, and I found myself a bit surprised that, when this ended, I was kind of disappointed there wasn’t more.
I almost didn't buy this book because of the negative reviews, then I read one review that said "you should never miss an opportunity to hear a comedic author deliver their book in their own voice" which I agree with fully..... So i downloaded it.
I'm glad I did.... I love Sarah, even though she's crude and raunchy, it's all for comedic shock value and that's WHY you love her right!!?
The story is good, it shares some insight on her show, how she writes comedy and such but also gives a background on her vulnerabilities and insecurities which is a side of her you don't often see. So that was pretty cool too.
All in all pretty well written and very well delivered in my opinion.
Another fun and informative tale of a budding artist and a woman growing up in America. Valuable information about TV production and the choices to be made in the entertainment industry. Highly recommended!
This is classic Silverman at her best. noone but her could pull it off. while the story of her life so far isn't the main draw, its her insightfulness and humor she brings to the table (along with her snarky narrative skills) that really shine. She manages to throw in a few gems of behind the scenes action that bring insight and laughter. Thank you Sarah!