Anyone who loves candy, be it fancy chocolates or dime store penny candy, will thoroughly enjoy this exceptionally witty and insightful book. The history of various candies along with intricate and humorous descriptions of their tastes and textures was beyond amusing. The wry, self-deprecating humor of Steve Almond is in the flavor of David Sedaris. I never thought anyone appreciated candy the way I do, nor did I think it possible to describe it in words so eloquently and hysterically. I can't wait to read to another of his books.
Not as laugh-out-loud funny as I had expected, but amusing nonetheless. Some material does repeat from other Carlin books. Much of the humor emphasizes language and euphemisms. Though not the strongest or silliest Carlin stuff, definitely worth a listen. Hearing him read it is an added bonus as you feel like you are watching a live comedy concert.
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