Now, from the gutter-mouth comedienne who "talks like a truck driver but resembles a '50s housewife" (New York Times) comes her over-the-top, laugh-out-loud memoir, Chocolate, Please.
Often described as "a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen", Lampanelli has an opinion on every subject under the sun, and she happily dishes on nearly everything - from why all white women should date black men, to the virtues of codependency, to how to turn a stick of butter into parental love and attention - and offers her dangerously hilarious "Rules to Live By", delightedly skewering all topics with equal fervor, herself included.
©2009 Lisa Lampanelli; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster
"Lisa is the most outrageous comic we have ever had on the Tonight Show." (Jay Leno )
"Every generation has a female comic that destroys the conventional wisdom that only men can be raunchy and funny. Lisa Lampanelli is this generation's choice." (Carlos Mencia )
This is just like watching Lisa's show and then going backstage with her and talking about her life and loves. She gets a bit serious and then she sets you up and punches you in the funny bone!! This book made me laugh out loud more than any I have listened to this year. If you have a stick in your proverbial or can't take a joke, pass this one on. If you love Lisa and can laugh at yourself and everyone you know, this audiobook is a must-have. Hearing her majesty, The Loveable Queen Of Mean, read this book is worth the price of the book alone!!
One hundred perscent yes! Just having Lisa reading it makes it a must buy
The insight given on the Comedy Roasts
Realizing that it is not all glamorous, as she looks on her TV specials. She is just as much a human being as any one of us.
I love LL, but this was awful. Her narration seemed odd. I guess I am so used to listening to her standup that this felt like she was reading from a teleprompter. It wasn't funny. There were a couple of times I smiled, but it was rare. I stopped listening after the first chapter because I couldn't take any more. Maybe it got better after that--I couldn't stand to find out.
Well, I believe that this book wasn't wrote to make the audience laugh.. but more to make the audience have a deeper insight into Lisa Lamp's life. She talks a lot about how crazy she is which I didn't find too funny. Her wit is intertwined with her story, but something that would make one smile instead of *LAUGH OUT LOUD.* Though I believe that this isn't a GREAT book, I believe it is a GOOD book. So, basically, buy it if you just REALLY love Lamp and want to know a little about her... But DONT buy it if you just want to "bust out laughing." If you want to "bust out laughing," I suggest Dear Vodka, It's Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler... It's pretty funny.
This is a crass juvenile rant masquerading as adult humor. Lisa needs to take a leave of absence from her profession, study some of the great masters of humor and grow up. Absolutely do not waste your time or money on this book. A one star rating is too good for this rubbish.
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