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A senior correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Toronto-born comedian pokes fun at herself in a witty collection of personal essays. Recalling her upbringing, she lightheartedly and hysterically skewers her parents, stepparents, grandparents, and even the nuns who taught her math, half of whom "looked and smelled like the rejection of life itself." Bee's stepmother took camping "very seriously," and preparing for a trip was "like preparing for the End of Days;" her father, claiming to be thinking up strategies for better fuel efficiency, was really "just reading Penthouse on the toilet." Regarding the nuns at her Catholic school, Bee doesn't hold back: "You could see that they had all their lady parts, but you just knew that once a month they menstruated dust." Bee takes readers from childhood to adolescence and beyond, reminiscing along the way about her first boyfriend, comparing their sexual chemistry to that of a "sea cucumber that sits motionless on the cold, dark ocean floor and dreams of dry-humping a nearby scallop." Bee successfully brings her witty, self-deprecating, slightly cynical, and semi-scathing world view from screen to page.
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Samantha Bee joined the cast of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2003 and now holds the title Most Senior Correspondent, having systematically eliminated all those before her. (Her husband Jason Jones joined the cast in 2005.) In addition to her work on The Daily Show, Samantha played the role of Cinnabon Cashier in The Love Guru and can be seen opposite Uma Thurman and Minnie Driver in the upcoming feature Motherhood. She was born and raised in Toronto Canada and is the recipient of the 2005 Canadian Comedy Award for 'Pretty Funny Female'. When she is not working she enjoys walking her toddlers in circles around her tiny apartment and correcting spelling errors on menus.See all Editorial Reviews
Because I had continuous laughing attacks and numerous bouts of crying and peeling my pants due to uncontrollable laughter. Hilarious.Published 3 months ago by Jessica Ebbeler
Samantha Bee would be my friend...so we could sit at the back of a meeting, room, restaurant or movie...whispering little comments back and forth...never to share with the world!Published 6 months ago by Ndma
I listened to this book in my car, and laughed out loud. I will add that the first chapter or so of this book did not lead me to believe I would be laughing anytime soon. Read morePublished 9 months ago by melissa
Absolutely love this book. 2nd time I bought it actually. First time after I read it twice, it got ruined on a trip to Mexico. But yet I still wanted to buy it again... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kn17
I don't read many memoirs, but occasionally, I do and am amply rewarded. Samantha Bee is the Most Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and this is her... Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by Wendy L. Hines
I wanted to read this book because I love the Daily Show and I think Samantha Bee is hilarious. So when I saw that she had published an autobiography, I said heck yes to some light... Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Clarinerd85
Know those women who claim they and their friends are just like "Sex and the City"? Me neither. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Pat SD
I have had this book for awhile and I just never got around to reading it. That is, until I got called for jury duty! Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by jeanneserenity
I enjoy reading memoirs. Learning of how others "live life" is part of my "DNA," at least professionally (that and I am just nosey) and reading this genre is an invitation for me... Read morePublished on January 29, 2013 by YoyoMitch