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I Know I Am, But What Are You? Audiobook

I Know I Am, But What Are You?

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Publisher's Summary

Candid, outspoken, laugh-out-loud funny essays from the much-loved Samantha Bee, the Most Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Critics have called her “sweet, adorable, and vicious.” But there is so much more to be said about Samantha Bee. For one, she’s Canadian - whatever that means. And now, she opens up for the very first time about her checkered Canadian past. With charming candor, she admits to her Lennie from Of Mice and Men-style love of baby animals, her teenage crime spree as one-half of a car-thieving couple (Bonnie and Clyde in Bermuda shorts and braces), and the fact that strangers seem compelled to show her their genitals. She also details her intriguing career history, which includes stints working in a frame store, at a penis clinic, and as a Japanese anime character in a touring children’s show.

Samantha delves into all these topics and many more in this thoroughly hilarious, unabashedly frank collection of personal essays. Whether detailing the creepiness that ensues when strangers assume that your mom is your lesbian lover, or recalling her girlhood crush on Jesus (who looked like Kris Kristofferson and sang like Kenny Loggins), Samantha turns the spotlight on her own imperfect yet highly entertaining life as relentlessly as she skewers hapless interview subjects on The Daily Show. She shares her unique point of view on a variety of subjects as wide ranging as her deep affinity for old people, to her hatred of hot ham. It’s all here, in irresistible prose that will leave you in stitches and eager for more.

©2010 Samantha Bee (P)2010 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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    Kendra Holliday St Louis, MO 12-08-15
    Kendra Holliday St Louis, MO 12-08-15 Member Since 2015

    book of goddess

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    "Careful - you'll pee your pants"
    What did you love best about I Know I Am, But What Are You??

    My teen daughter and I have listened to this book three times. She would kill me if she knew I told you this, but one time she peed her pants from laughing so hard. Luckily we were at home. I keep wanting to write Samantha Bee a love note telling her how much she has added to our mother/daughter bonding experience.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Probably the Manwich.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    We laughed so much. Her voice and tone are perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    We checked this out at the library twice and finally had to buy it. Before, we only borrowed Samantha Bee. Now, we OWN Samantha Bee. But be careful - she is off the chain!

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    Renee Lake 04-03-17
    Renee Lake 04-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "crude, filthy but awesome"

    this was very funny, sardonic, self depreciating, sarcastic, a little insulting and really filthy. my husband and I really liked it.

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    Salt Lake City Doc/Mom 04-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing"

    I love Samantha Bee's TV show. However, this book was extremely disappointing. There is a lot of bizarre and unfunny content.
    Skip this, and instead listen to Amy Schumer or Amy Poehler.

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    GothamReader Emeryville, CA 03-15-17
    GothamReader Emeryville, CA 03-15-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Slow to start bur Sam B nails it..."

    If you need to listen to something smart and a little dark, but funny as all hell, this is a great commuter listen. I listened to this to/from drive between SF and the Penninsula and god, does she evoke vivid imagery. Some of her insights, particularly into family and growing up female, are insane and spot on... and so damn Canadian.

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    Pamla 03-14-17
    Pamla 03-14-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Mean Spirited and Boring"

    I was really looking forward to this audio book after enjoying Samantha Bee's television show.
    The beginning was very funny funny but descended into cruel jokes that became boring and redundant.
    I don't plan on watching her show anymore.

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    Mindy Coeur dAlene, ID, United States 01-09-17
    Mindy Coeur dAlene, ID, United States 01-09-17 Member Since 2016

    Global citizen. Loves reading, but most of all traveling. If I cannot travel today, let me sit in sunshine and nature with a good book!

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    "Funny but over the top"

    I enjoy Samantha Bees humor, but mostly political humor. Much of this content was a bit outlandish.

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    Denise Taillefer 12-01-16
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    "So funny I peed in my pants!"

    This book was so great. Entertaining from beginning to end. Samantha is a mastermind with words and she and has a great way of making fun of herself. I laughed so hard my sideseggs and even Peed a little.

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    Michelle 11-16-16
    Michelle 11-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "So much fun!"

    Hilarious! I couldn't stop laughing at her stories! I would most definitely recommend this to a friend

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    Jason Toronto, ON, Canada 08-20-16
    Jason Toronto, ON, Canada 08-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Literally the best audiobook I've ever heard"
    What did you love best about I Know I Am, But What Are You??

    This one tops the list of enjoyable experiences I've had with an audiobook. I go through a lot of them and I've listened to hundreds over the years while I work. I was constantly doubled over with laughter every 30 seconds through this entire book. I can't recommend it highly enough.


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    "Samantha Bee is a riot!"

    I loved her book; Samantha Bee is so funny and her stories made me laugh out loud!

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