I Know I Am, But What Are You?
Senior correspondent Samantha Bee joins the growing list of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart contributors-turned-authors in this hilarious collection of essays. As the Most Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee has demonstrated an ability to coax people into... show more
Senior correspondent Samantha Bee joins the growing list of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart contributors-turned-authors in this hilarious collection of essays. As the Most Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee has demonstrated an ability to coax people into caricaturing themselves—most famously in segments like “Kill Drill,” featuring hunters and fossil fuel executives claiming to be environmentalists, and “Tropical Repression,” featuring a Florida politician running his campaign on opposition to gay rights. Here, in This Might Sting a Little, Samantha turns the spotlight toward her own life. From suffering through her parents’ humiliating sex talk (that even included lesbian sex after a family vacation spent watching women’s tennis) to her Wiccan mother’s attempt to dissuade her from Catholicism at an early age, Samantha takes listeners on a very funny ride. She also shares interesting and bizarre careers from her past—including a brief stint at a frame store and a job working as Japanese anime character Sailor Moon in a live show that toured in Canada. With laugh-out-loud anecdotes featuring the same smart, biting wit that has made audiobooks by Sarah Vowell and Chelsea Handler such successes, This Might Sting a Little is filled with stories that have critics calling Samantha Bee “sweet, adorable, and vicious.”
Publish date: June 1st 2010
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 242
Edition language: English
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Samatha Bee grew up in a dysfunctional family in the free-wheeling days of the 1970s and early 1980s. While I liked her style in re-telling some stories from her childhood, her family was just too weird/disturbed to really like any of the stories she told. The humor I expected from Bee came from the...
I listened to this book in my car, and laughed out loud. I will add that the first chapter or so of this book did not lead me to believe I would be laughing anytime soon. I was wrong. It was funny, and I suspect Samantha Bee's narration probably made it even funnier than it would have been in pri...
I did not find Bee's memoir especially memorable or entertaining. I enjoy her work on The Daily Show but I think she is most effective in front of a camera (or simply not in print form). Each story is too long winded and needed to be more concise in order to be more funny. The majority of the storie...
I liked Samantha Bee's book. A lot. It was unexpectedly thoughtful and revealing. I did expect it to be funny and it did not disappoint. I laughed out loud in public.I couldn't help comparing it to Tina Fey's Bossipants. I REALLY expected and WANTED to like Bossipants but I was disappointed. Fey's b...
She had some things that I could totally relate to, like her reference to hiding her hands because she used to bite her nails and the her views on the world. Her writing on trying to find the perfect gift was really funny and how she got so uptight when the person she was giving it to did not "worsh...