I had no idea Sarah Silverman had been through so much bad stuff! This is a unique memoir, mixing the sense of humor you'd expect from Silverman with an engaging story and worldview. It's a good listen if you're a fan of her work or if you just find her interesting.
Had no clue if I'd like or hate listening to Sarah Silverman for several hours - but I'm a retoucher and spend sooooo much time at a monitor, I figured...what the heck.
Some really gut-wrenchingly sad parts - which she immediately diffuses with humor. Lots of non-puke-inducing self-deprecation. I'm a new fan.
This book honestly seemed mostly like an apology letter to all the people Sarah has offended over the years rather than a memoir. I was hoping for some laugh out loud moments, but instead I sort of feel sorry for her. Maybe that was the goal? I think it was well written, it's just not what I was expecting. I DID like that Sarah herself read the book and that she did her own Forward and 'Midward'. That was pretty funny.
I am enamored with Ms. Silverman and have become even more so since being exposed to her book. I read it in hardcover and really enjoyed it and her storytelling abilities far exceeded my expectations. She really brings her life to life and her mind is astounding. I hope she considers reading more books for others because she does such a good job. The only thing I didn't like was her reading about her detractors, she didn't seem to be into it but who would be?!
Sarah Silverman starts out (post-foreword) with some funny tidbits and interesting stories from her life. However, as the book drones on and on, she seems to resort to filling space by giving what seem to be minute by minute updates of her shows writers. If you'd like to actually enjoy this audiobook, find the abridged version.
I found this book funny and entertaining. Sarah Silverman's narration was great. We listened to this on a long road trip and it was a perfect way to pass the miles. Some of her stories provoked interesting conversations, and I highly recommend it for the open minded.
I was prepared for the snarky girl from Utube. Instead I got a nice introspective girl talking about her unusual experiences. The light tone she adopts make it seem that the experiences were not really unusual. She makes involuntary urination worse than acne but better than boils.
I love Sarah Silverman and this book made me love her more. Very honest and self deprecating. Just great!
Let me start by saying I love Sarah Silverman. She is beautiful, sexy and her way of mixing playful innocence with shocking vulgarity always makes me laugh. I found myself Yahooing her, sorry Google, throughout this book only to discover that she likes to Google herself as well. I remember a few times wetting the bed up until I was about nine or ten so I can sympathize. If you like listening to Sarah tell a story you'll like this book...or at least I did until I got to the 2nd part after the innovative "mid-word". Sarah tries to defend her decision to tell a deliberately race-provoking joke, a joke by the way that's about as amusing as a knock knock joke, only to follow up with a statement that implies all conservatives are racist, especially anyone who would disagree with Barak Obama. As someone who is a big fan of Jesus, I can turn the other cheek when she mocks Christians, because I don't think the religion or the followers are as remotely important as the real Jesus. As someone who likes to drink socially I can ignore the stupidity that she espouses when she makes pot smoking out to be harmless while alcohol is as bad as cocaine. But I'm getting sick and tired of comedians and people in the arts in general thinking that they're audience isn't filled with a fare share of economic or social conservative people too. Everybody likes to laugh Sarah. Don't be such a Comedy Nazi. Just because you want to have Obama's babies doesn't mean everyone listening thinks he's the bees knees...pahleese. Well enough of my complaints. I've got to go finish Sarah's book now. I love that sexy Hebrew in ways that makes Jesus ashamed of me.