"I Know I Am, But What Are You?" Review


"I Know I Am, But What Are You?"
by Samantha Bee

Source: sent by Gallery Books in exchange for honest review


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads:

Samantha Bee's hilarious essays on everything from her parents' views on religion and sex to her pre-Daily Show stint as a Japanese anime character.

My Review:


This book was a little bizarre to me. There were some funny little snippets of wisdom here and there, but overall, I felt a little uncomfortable while reading this one. A lot of the chapters focused on her sexual awakening/ or non-awakening.

Some anecdotes were so cute, like when she talked about how her daughter doesn't like animals but her son loves them:

"The other child is enthralled by the cat and wants to stuff it's entire body into his mouth, to be kept safe forever in a protective human boy suit." (p. 177)


I also enjoyed the chapter where she and a female roommate subtly vied for the attention of their very handsome-but very un-showered- male roommate. I got a kick out of the Three's Company vibe.

Bottom Line: Overall, there are some parts of the book that will cause a chuckle but the rest wasn't really my kind of humor and made for an uncomfortable read.

6 comments:

Emidy (Une Parole) said...

Hm, this sounds like it could be an awkward book to read. I'm glad that there were some funny moments, though! And it has a cute cover for sure.

Melissa said...

I don't know that this would really be the book for me, but I'm glad you were able to find some humour in it! Nice, honest review :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Great review! I laughed at your 3's Company reference :)

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I almost bought this on audible a few weeks ago but listened to a snippet. While I think she is funny, it just isn't something I want to read/listen too.

Blodeuedd said...

Too bad it wasn't all that, but that cover sure is weird :)

Chas @ LLL Reviews said...

Great review!=) Ive read one other review and watch and interview- sounds interesting!=)

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