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When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win: Reflections On Looking In The Mirror (2009)

by Carol Leifer(Favorite Author)
3.07 of 5 Votes: 1
0345502965 (ISBN13: 9780345502964)
review 1: I've always enjoyed Leifer's stand up comedy as well as her writing for sitcoms like Seinfeld, so maybe I had higher expectations for this book than I should have. I think I am finding that few books by comedians live up to my expectations for laugh out loud humor. To sum up...I liked the book, but did not love it. There were some truly touching and thoughtful stories, and some with mild humor. But uproarious it was not.
review 2: Definitely enjoyed this book, a nice collection of some laughs, insight, and some suprisingly moving vignettes. Carol Leifer avoids the pitfall that other stand-up comedians tend to fall into when writing an autobiography - writing your act out instead of a narrative. Sure, there's a few jokes that could have come from the stage
... more here and there, but this selection of life stories and thoughts feel very natural. She makes even the most ordinary aspects of her life hilarious, as well as making the most important events feel powerful. She strangely avoids talking about her professional career, but the book doesn't suffer from it at all. Hell, we've all heard showbiz stories anyway. What she's telling is her own story about her life, damn it, and that's just fine with me. Enjoy a couple hundred pages with Carol. less
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I did not like this book. Although the author is a comedian, the "funny" was not so funny.
Some great observations about women of a certain age! And how could I resist that title.
Received this as a birthday present. Wasn't impressed.
well read but not really my taste
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