Vote It Up: Book Blip

September 20, 2010

Just Wrong Mama

I Know I Am, But What Are You?
Late last night I finished reading Samantha Bee's I Know I Am, But What Are You? a collection of humor essays from the Daily Show correspondent, and I'm still shaking with laughter, 12 hours later.  I've always enjoyed Sam Bee.  Her comic timing is strong and her accompanying facial expressions are priceless, but I was dubious about her writing.  Turns out, the mom of 2 and wife of fellow Daily Show correspondent, Jason Jones, can write.  But her material is wrong.  I mean seriously wrong.  If you think she shouldn't go there, she gallops there with tassels flying.  I had moments reading Bee's essays about her dysfunctional family and crazy pet experiences wondering, should I really be reading this before bed?  Will I have nightmares?  Case in point, the essay "When Animals Attack."  First she tells of an horrific experience in a Mexican aquarium watching two dolphins mate.  Seemed to Bee more like date rape.  Then a few pages later, she describes how her own kitten, her unneutered kitten Newton, tried to mate with her skull. Well, she calls it making sweet, sweet love to her skull, but you get the picture. It's painfully, grotesquely funny stuff.

Let me see if I can find a Sam Bee Daily Show moment to share.

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  1. Glad to be back. I finally finished a whole book!!