When a brilliant and talented comedian writes a biography and then reads it to you , in my experience it's pretty much worth the price of admission, no matter what the content.
These are people who have honed their delivery to razor-sharp perfection, and Silverman is no exception. In fact, of my four favorite Audible comedian autobio authors (the other three being Tina Fey, Kathy Griffin, and Chelsea Handler), Silverman definitely gets the narrator's edge for being the most beautifully articulate. Which, we learn in the book, is probably a direct product of her mother's careful movie-listing-perfected elocution.
Silverman's cut-glass, ladylike delivery of often outrageous, disgusting (and otherwise hilarious) material is what makes her so entertaining to listen to, so I can't imagine how the print book could in any way measure up to the audio version.
Not that this book is just a bunch of jokes; this a a real memoir and anyone interested in how successful entertainers rise to the top should find it interesting --and touching-- on its own merits.
former nuclear scientist
I'm not a big Sarah Silverman fan. Her gross-out comedy is just not my cup of tea. But her memoir is honest and frank, and you can tell from it that she is a genuinely kind person who has made a lot of mistakes that she regrets during a time that she maybe didn't like herself that much. As a woman, I can really identify with that. In addition, she has been in comedy for a long time, so her memories are an interesting glimpse into the comedy scene in the 90s.
It was sweet
You could definitely feel her emotion when she told stories of her past.
This question is dumb.
I am still not a fan of Sarah Silverman's comedy (except for the Matt Damon song), but I am now sort of fond of her as a human being.
Her life before she became famous was not really that funny or particularly interesting. Jen Lancaster and Chelsea Handler's memoirs are much funnier. Sorry Sarah!
Sometimes sad, always funny, and always honest. I love her even more now. I might buy a hard copy just because too.... Got me through going to the gym!!! (I hate the gym)
This book is a little scattered in its timeline, but it is absolutely hilarious. She shares some excruciatingly embarrassing moments and owns up to them in a perfectly comical way. I found myself laughing out loud during several stories. Not recommended for listening around children, lol!
she started talking bout how she would have better material if she had been raped or better like makenzie phillips molested her whole life. she is not funny
the rape and molesting stuff like she wishes it would have happened to her. so dumb
some funny parts just really offended and frankly that is not easy to do!!
Scientist, Atheist, Humanist, and Historian. I don't know everything, but I know enough to know if you're full of it!
I would always try something at least once.
Nah, I love this stuff. It was just difficult to follow.
I was undressing her with my ears, so that was a plus. In terms of dislike... It was difficult to tell what was a joke and what was supposed to be serious.
I can't think of anything off the top of my head.
I value intelligent stories with characters I can relate to. I can appreciate good prose, but a captivating plot is way more important.
Sarah Silverman is sometimes brilliant, and often just so-so. This is one of the so-so times.
I think she's over-done the crudeness. Not because I'm a prude, but just because I'm numb to it from her over-use. Reminds me a bit of Howard Stern in that sense. It's not shocking anymore. Now it's just unfunny and drab.
I wasn't terribly moved by this book, and having just listened to David Mitchell's autobiography the bar was really, really high for humor.
I give it a solid "eh".
The story gets a little slow in some parts. I'd like more funny stories
more funny stories, may of the funnier stories were laugh out loud hilarious
Sarah was funny and engaging. I was glad she read the book- it really gave life to the story