Monday, August 2, 2010

Review: i know i am, but what are you? by Samantha Bee

 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.   description taken from here.

As soon as I saw the cover for this book, I just knew it would be hilarious!  And, it was!  i know i am, but what are you?  was an incredable laugh.  However, some of Bee's stories are so outragous, I don't know if they are real or made up for the comedy aspect of the book.  I mean, Bee is a comedian...  That said, whether or not the stories were truthful or not (this is supose to be an memoir) it was very funny and entertaining.  I enjoyed this book, though it isn't for everyone; there is crude humor.

**I did not get paid for this post.  All opinions are 100% mine unless othwise stated.  I recieved a free copy of the book thanks to Hachette in order to write a real and honest review.**

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