I Know I Am, But What Are You?

I Know I Am, But What Are You?

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

Candid, outspoken, laugh-out-loud funny essays from much-loved Samantha Bee, host of TBS's uproarious late-night show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, executive producer and writer of TBS's comedy television series The Detour, and former The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s Most Senior Correspondent.

In I Know I Am, But What Are You? she shares her unique and irreverent viewpoint on subjects as wide-ranging as:

BARBIE’S DREAM HOUSE
There were six main players in my coterie: G.I. Joe (macho, good-looking), Wonder Woman (hot, carpet-munching neighbor, busy with athletics), Marie Osmond (career gal, smart), Ken (gay, obviously), regular Barbie (slutty, dumb, eternally single), and an old-timey Barbie from the sixties (smoker’s cough, swinger).

HER CHILDHOOD CRUSH
I had a notebook dedicated to ironing out the details of my postmarital name change. Samantha Christ. Mrs. Jesus H. Christ. In fact, Jesus and I were so tight that if at any moment He should materialize, I knew we would listen to my disco records and eat Tang straight from the package, just like lovers did.

GYM CLASS
My grandmother would send me in a navy-blue, puffy-sleeved, one-piece cashmere sweat suit with a patent-leather belt, and warn me not to sweat in it, since it was dry-clean only.

FAMILY TIES
There’s really nothing creepier than going somewhere with one of your parents and having people think you are together, as a couple. Of lovers. Who do it. With each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439142745
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 214,963
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Samantha Bee lives with her husband, also former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, and their children in New York City.

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I Know I Am, but What Are You 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this on audiobook. Listening to Samantha Bee in her own voice read these essays made me laugh out loud throughout the book. I read some of the negative reviews, and I think some of the humor may not come across as well in print as it does in the audiobook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the sample without knowing the writer. Don't care to know more of her
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CozyLittleBookJournal More than 1 year ago
Can we just all agree that celebrity memoirs MUST include photos? No exceptions! Yes, I know that some celebrities write funny books that aren't strictly memoirs but rather books of funny sayings or jokes (like Ellen Degeneres' My Point...And I Do Have One) and maybe they don't need photos. But for everyone else: INCLUDE PHOTOS! At the low end of the spectrum of celebrity memoir photos are those tiny, grainy black-and-white photos that you pulled off your phone (Mindy Kaling) or from your blog (Jenny Lawson), usually interspersed within the text. These are only okay, but they're better than nothing. At the high end of the celebrity memoir photo spectrum are those multi-page inserts (or even two or three separate inserts!) of glossy colour photos from the author's childhood, early years and--of course--fabulous celebrity life. Those are the best. You know what's NOT on the spectrum? NO PHOTOS AT ALL! Not even on the spectrum, Samantha Bee! There, I'm glad I got that off my chest. Otherwise, though, Samantha Bee's book is very funny. It's a proper memoir, with childhood stories, tales of teen rebellion and doomed relationship details. If it only had PICTURES it would have been fantastic! I learned that she has a slightly checkered past, which included some light auto theft as a teen, and that she and husband Jason Jones did NOT meet on The Daily Show as I had assumed, but when they were both cast in a live action travelling Sailor Moon show in Ontario. Wow! I also really liked that she didn't edit out all the Canadian references, like eating Timbits and shopping at The Running Room. Yay Canada! I GET those references, Samantha! For more reviews, please visit my blog, CozyLittleBookJournal.
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LishaLishaLisha More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Samantha Bee's dry humor. But, her writing is a little vulgar (which I love), and not for the faint of heart. A good, easy read. But, the timing of her jokes doesn't always flow like one might like.
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Rebekah Hixon More than 1 year ago
Great book. Write another one please. Funny as hell!!!!
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grumpydan More than 1 year ago
I have never seen The Daily Show and did not know who Samantha Bee was, but after reading her book, I find her to be witty and hysterical. I enjoyed this memoir. It's good to laugh and one self and a few people caught my laughing out loud as I read this book.