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Nothing's Sacred by Lewis Black
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Apr 23, 2008

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I fell in love with Black as he aped The Network on The Daily Show, but was still surprised he’d write an autobiography. Surprised enough to pick it up on sale. Black recounts the stranger and edgier anecdotes of his life, purposefully skipping or skimming over anything normal. It’s a little too fashionably rebellious, but the funny parts make up for it. The big theme of the book is that every subject must be open to humor – his mother’s temper, an economic depression, JFK’s death. Everything. It’s not that hard to find Lewis Black on your television or Youtube these days, and five minutes of him in any other form of media will tell you if you will like (or can stand) him. The man didn’t have much of a life about which to write an autobiography (versus, say, Mark Twain or Ben Franklin), but his opinions are vibrant and interesting. It’s a worthwhile short read for people who are interested in comedy, whether just reading it or daring to create it.

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