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Nothing's Sacred by Lewis Black
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Nov 23, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, humor
Recommended for: anyone that likes Al Franken's books, my mom,
Read in December, 2008

The comedian takes us through his life growing up in the sixties and seventies, with a generous sprinkling of sarcasm and heart-felt as well as humorous observations along the way.

Black is an extremely political animal, with a left-leaning libertarian slant. Some of the material in this book is a re-hash of some of his television bits on Comedy Central, but there is enough fleshing out that framework to make it worthwhile.

For this sentence alone, the book is worth the price of admission: "While Nixon spoke, I rubbed the shit across his televised face." I laughed out loud, and I think my grandmother, who hated Nixon with a passion, would have laughed too (even if she was a trifle red-faced.) She would have really enjoyed this book, and that's as good an endorsement as I can possibly give any book.

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11/23/2008 "Pretty good so far."
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Hermgirl So far, so good. I like his humor.

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