©2010 Sarah Silverman (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
"Silverman takes readers on a tour of the underground tunnel that is her mind, and believe me, it is as full of muck as the sewers of Paris. Only funnier....[A]n absurdist’s delight." (Booklist)
I chose this book thinking it would be an entertaining comedy, but got a depressing memoir instead. I didn't even finish it because it was dragging on and felt tedious and disjointed.
I just keep trying to love Sarah Silverman but I just don't think she's that funny. I thought maybe if I learned more about her through this book (I especially love when the author narrates the book) I'd understand her more and therefor become more fond of her. She has amazing credentials and I guess is a great comedy writer...in collaboration.
I wasn't a fan of her Comedy Central show either. She's just not my cup of tea but if you love her you'll love this book. It does have some very funny passages, especially when she talks about her family and reads verbatim her father's voicemails. Otherwise Meh, I found myself checking to see how much time was left often.
Yes, but her general tone is depressive, imo.
I am a Sarah Silverman fan, which is why I purchased this book, but the tone of this book is not happy or funny, it's generally a downer with some super funny humor laced in. It's not bad, just not what I expected. It's not a "Yes, Please" or "Bossy Pants", just fyi.
Sarah narrates well, but I was hoping for something more than this cluster of random thoughts. I liked the beginning as it had continuity and flow. The rest is choppy and at times boring.
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".
I probably would not recommend it to a friend.
About half way through, I started loosing interest. By 3/4ths, I had to struggle. May be the book? Might be my attention span?
Karen of Northern Michigan
Sarah has a great sense of humor and I laughed out loud at many part of this audio book, but there are some parts that are just really disgusting and gross... but then again, I think that's what she was going for..
She narrates it herself, and does a good job.. Anyone else doing this material would not be able to make it sound as funny as she does..
Would I listen to it again? No.... Was it worth the listen? I guess so, Did I grow from listening this book...no, I think I may have shurnk... Did I learn anything from this book? Yes..a lot of people in show business are really weird...
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.
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