In order to be in the entertainment business, you gotta be three things, honest, daring and hard-working. The funniness is just a byproduct of those three things. Sarah Silverman is a very entertaining person. There is a shit-ton of funny stories in here. Right from the get-go, Sarah documents her bedwetting at an early age and how a celebrity confession helped shape her backbone. It’s amusing story after amusing story, a lot like her show. Comedians, in general, are very insightful people. Able to turn awkward experiences into orange chicken for the rest of us.
How This Helps With Your SongWriting: My favorite part of the book is when she talks about how she was going to New York to study theater and then her dad pretty much said, “Listen, forget college, I’ll pay your room and board if you want to keep doing stand-up.” Beautiful ! I always believe that if you do what you love, things will align to help you. Sarah knew what she wanted and she went for it. And it didn’t come easy, you can tell that she put an ungodly amount of time into her craft. And really enjoyed hanging out with her comedian friends. It feels real. The most compromising stories of your life will always be the most relatable.
Pick up this book, you’ll find it funny.