With subversive wit and intellectual honesty, Lewis examines the events of his life that shaped his anti-authoritarian point of view and developed his comedic perspective. Growing up in 1950s suburbia when father knew best and there was a sitcom to prove it, he began to regard authority with a jaundiced eye at an early age. And as that sentiment grew stronger with each passing year, so did his ability to hone in on the absurd.
True to form, he puts common sense above ideology and distills hilarious, biting commentary on all things politically and culturally relevant.
©2005 Lewis Black; (P)2005 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
"No one is safe from Lewis Black's comic missiles." (New York Times)
Lover of ideas who feels no guilt at all about her pleasures.
Lewis Black starts his memoir off with a few observations on the absurdity of nuclear saftey drills in elementary school.
Amazing. I've heard at least 20 different comedians try to make that funny and so far,it just isn't.
Somebody had to know how incredibly unoriginal this, and the vast majority of the other material, was, but greed and vanity (that's just a guess) led them all to publish this insipid collection of the adamantly delivered obvious anyway.
I admire Black's over-wrought persona on the Daily Show, but without the audience and the topicality - it's lame.
Really, really lame.
I'd like to hear him say how lame it is himself. That might be funny.
I am usually a HUGE fan of lewis black, I find his dry sarcastic humor hilarious! So when i saw his book on audible it was a no brainier for me to buy it. However just 2 chapters in I find myself not listening to what I hoped would be his kinda biography/rant on the world instead I found myself knee deep in one of the most disgusting books I've ever heard/read/smelled. I know there will be some hard-core lewis black fans that will curse me up and down for dissing this book, but I found it very unnecessarily vulgar and not even that funny for the most part. I recommend staying away from this one folks, not worth it.
As a fan of Mr Black & his over the top tirades, I knew that I'd enjoy this book & I did! My fandom may in part be because his comedy style & rants represent at times, my own anger & angst with things that are going on with the world. Ironically enough, even though this book is a bit dated, as he mentions older material off his stand up albums, plus the fact that he mentioned President Bush and how the Boston Red Sox had finally broken the "curse of the bambino" after 80 plus years of failing to get to the World Series. I am glad that threaded thru out the book were material from his albums that I had heard before. I also appreciated the fact that he kept it mostly to his youth, life in high school, his college experiences & the fact that while he was a youth, he was exposed to the effects of the Vietnam War and what it did to his friends & people he knew. Overall a solid book.. if your ok with profanity & not exactly p.c. points of view.. which I am!
5 Book a month avid listener!
Lewis Black has the greatest targeted anger in the business. I can't wait for the next book!
Funny intelligent Sarcastic
When he was sure that he was not an author.
Lewis Black doesn't move you.....he makes you laugh. And that's exactly what he does in this work.
At his worst, Lewis Black is just funny. While this is far from his best work, it is witty, sharp-tongued and laugh out loud funny. A very enjoyable listening experience!
The stories in the book are interesting for the most part. It's not as funny as I expected, and Black's reading of it is lackluster; Black's one of my favorite comedians, but his usually boisterous and intense style is conspicuously absent.
I enjoyed this! I was like being at several back-to-back Lewis Black rant performances. There were funny moments, maddening moments, and heart-felt moments, but it was all Lewis Black. How could anyone be disappointed!
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