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June 16, 2010

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

I tend to be a nonfiction fan, and I'm a big fan of The Daily Show, so I picked up a copy of Samantha Bee's collection of autobiographical essays, I Know I Am, But What Are You?

As autobiographies go, this is a decent one but not a great one. It starts out a little slow, as she describes being brought up by divorced young parents and her grandmothers, and there are many gaps in her story. On the other hand, Ms. Bee's intelligence shows through, and there are many legitimate laugh out loud moments.

I'd say that this is a book best enjoyed by someone who is already a fan of Ms. Bee and her work. It's a good read, with some very good moments, but I doubt it will resonate with those who aren't already familiar with her.

Posted by In Repair at June 16, 2010 09:30 PM

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