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Starred Review. Readers already familiar with Black as a loud-mouthed regular on The Daily Show will be delighted to find he rants just as well on the page as he does in person. Here, he homes in on religion, which he thinks is taken too seriously and therefore is open to ridicule. Black may not care a whit about propriety, but he's serious about waxing comedic about every religion-related angle he can dig up. No one is safe from his dark humor—the Catholic Church, Mormons, people who commit suicide in the name of faith, Jews, and of course Jesus and God are popular topics. Black's essays consistently deliver zingers, like his speculation in The Rapture about how, If Jesus returns to earth... he better have one hell of a website, since he'd have to compete with all the drug-addled young starlets—not to mention online porn. For those not easily offended, who can stomach the F-word every other paragraph or so, Black's irreverence is laugh-out-loud funny. The chapters are short, some extremely so, and perfect for a good laugh—before bedtime prayers, of course. (June 3)
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"The only person I know who can actually yell in print form."
"The most engagingly pissed-off comedian ever."
—The Washington Post
"You'll laugh while he's yelling."
"Black throws humorous barbs at televangelism, the Mormon Church, and the Jewish faith in which he was raised."
—Entertainment Weekly --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I do love the humor of Lewis Black.
This was a nice read. Chapters are short, to the point (as Mr. Black can be) and as far as I'm concerned, right on. Read more
Black is thoughtful and hilarious in this book. He never stoops to cheap laughs, always developing his thought lines like a craftsman as he takes us through the labyrinth of his... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jay Sherman
I like him except he can't write and has a filthy mouth but not witty like CarlinPublished 8 months ago by phildirt
Hilarious!! This guy cracks me up every time. Although, I have to admit, he is even funnier in person or on T.V.Published 9 months ago by Jennifer S. Frazier
If I had known there was only going to be one funny (or moderately amusing) line in the entire book I would have made a more precise note of its location (I think it was around... Read morePublished 9 months ago by mesa maestro