About the Author
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (April 26, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312668112
- ISBN-13: 978-0312668112
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT
I read this book in just four hours and I didn’t skip any parts. That is the biggest compliment I can give any book!
Most memoirs are recollections of a person’s history and Gilbert Gottfried remembers a lot of dirty jokes. Just to warn you, there are a lot of funny jokes and stories in this book and they do contain a few naughty words. I have always thought Gottfried is funny and I was hoping that this book would shine a light on his personal history, but like all comedians, it seems a joke is how they deal with their life and to distance themselves. There are quite a bit of personal asides and some laugh out loud moments in the book as well as some truly touching stories like his near death experience. I really enjoyed the few behind the scene looks at show business and like any up and coming star, how he was ripped off by people he hired to help him.
I also haven’t read a celebrity memoir where the writing actually sounds like the author and I could just imagine him delivering each line. I should have opted for the audio version of the book since it would have saved me the trouble of doing Gilbert’s voice in my head. As weird as that sounds, I dare you to try to read this book without scrunching your face and whining just like him. There is a nice running joke through out the book dealing with the actual writing of the book that perfectly make fun of the whole author business.
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