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I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee
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Jul 23, 11

it was ok
bookshelves: memoirs-essays-a-bio-here-and-there, made-me-laugh

I adore Samantha Bee as the senior correspondent and writer on the Daily Show, her delivery is pitch perfect and it is hard not to snicker and laugh uncontrollably when she needles her unsuspecting interviewees. That is why I found her quiet collection of essays so disappointing. A good chunk of the book is devoted to her childhood, which while unconventional, quickly becomes repetitive. We all think our family stories are unique and entertaining but they are usually just adorable to our familes. There were a few smiles for me and and moments of amusement especially as we move into the adult years, but overall, I found the book of essays disappointing. Ths book wasn't nearly as smart or funny as Ms. Bee's humour has led me expect, but neither was it truly personal and introspective enough to be a touching, amusing memoir. It simply falls short, I'm sorry to say.

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