Steve Bluestein's title says it all. A wry, provocative, and hysterical laugh out loud blog/ memoir of a life of triumph, still being forged. I read it each night before bed and I must say, I slept like a baby each time I did. They say laughter is the best medicine and Steve makes us laugh/ cry, counterpunching back and forth like Abbott, Costello and Muhammed Ali combined into one. It was an amazing catharctic experience for me. Raised in a town not too far from Chelsea, Steve's hometown, I really could relate to the god awful rejection he experienced again and again within his family. But rather than hearing some of these tales and depressing me, it gave me hope and no small amount of joy that triumph can come out of devastating adversity if we keep a sense of humor and move forward. Also the first hand accounts of show biz success and mis steps with stars is told with much love and respect for not only others but himself. I will never forget the search for the crown tale because it is just UNBELIEVABLY true, funny and Bluestein. I loved this book. Steve is gut wrenchingly honest and Ghandi compassionate, a quality that when not taught must be learned. Steve learned his life lessons big time and in public. It reminds me of the bit about Ginger Rogers doing everything Astaire did but backwards and in heels. So while some comedians and writers may have had a better childhood than Steve, Steve did it all backwards and in shit stompers. Through this terrifically ( above all else) funny/poignant account he shows us how to be good to ourselves. Read it. Give it as a gift. Share it. And then read it again. I plan to. Bravo, Mr. B. A big thank you for having the guts to write it!