Dime Porque

Book reviews, random thoughts and rants

We don’t always have to read great literature – sometimes we can read something just for fun

Leave a comment

I Know I Am, But What Are You?I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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 book was sold as autobiographical but it was not. It was more of a stand-up session & verged on the condescending. I learned very little about Tina that I couldn’t Google.

On the other hand, Bee’s book reads more like a mini autobiography. Her life is revealed in essays that felt both insightful and genuine – as well as hilarious. I learned a great deal about her eccentric upbringing and the people and experiences which led her to the choices she’s made. It was sad, fun and informative. I finished it in two nights.

Why 3 stars? I loved the book but it is not great literature. That being said, we don’t always have to read great literature. Sometimes we can read something because it’s fun.  I recommend it if you want to get to know this funny Daily Show woman better.

View all my reviews

Advertisements

Author: Elizabeth

feminist, bleeding heart liberal, reader, artist, world traveler

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s