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)
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.
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!
Yes. He's funny and hearing him read it is makes it much better.
All of them.
Great insight into how Lewis became the raging man we love. Must "read" to learn the deep and dark secrets that will surprise you.
An avid reader, who also loves to listen.
Black isn't just the funniest comedian out there today, he's also the smartest! A great book, a great listen with Black also narrating - and anyone, who has the pleasure of listening to the audio book will certainly enjoy this very much.
I think sometimes people click "unhelpful" when they mean "I disagree". Can there be an agree/ disagree button next to the helpful option?
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.
What a disappointment. I'm a huge fan of Lewis Black's political commentary, but this book is an attempt at a humorous autobiography.
Turns out listening to him rail on about the 60s, suburbia, and regale us with tales of his drug experiences...not funny. I didn't even finish it.
Just spent a drive listening to the rants of a funny mad man .... enjoyed it! Didn't always agree with his point of view but laughed my "arsh off"!!
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