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.
Sincere, funny, truthful
Bossypants, by Tina Fey, another really smart woman comedian.
She came across as a very truthful, funny, self-aware woman.
She's not who you think she is.....or is she?
I've gotta say - wasn't impressed with the writing. As creative as SS is, I would expect a wider vocabulary and adjective base. It seems like she was striving for continuity SO HARD that she just kept saying the same phrases over and over. I don't know if reading the hard copy would have changed my perspective or not, but listening to it was not a pleasure.
I didn't make it to the end (the redundancy was painful) but I could have gone for a little more variation in the stories. The timeline jumped around a lot too; chronological isn't mandated, but in a memoir such as this, it just tends to make sense.
I've seen her tv show... It at least had more form than that did.
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.