Nothing's Sacred

Nothing's Sacred

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Overview

Nothing's Sacred by Lewis Black

Comedian Lewis Black unleashes his trademark subversive wit while recounting his own life story in his New York Times bestselling memoir.

You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark angry observational humor on everything from politics to pop culture. You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central, and in venues across the globe. Now, for the first time, Lewis Black translates his volcanic eruptions into book form in Nothing's Sacred, a collection of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand in hand.

With subversive wit and intellectual honesty, Lewis examines the events of his life that shaped his antiauthoritarian point of view and developed his comedic perspective. Growing up in 1950s suburbia when father knew best and there was a sitcom to prove it, he began to regard authority with a jaundiced eye at an early age. And as that sentiment grew stronger with each passing year, so did his ability to hone in on the absurd.

True to form, he puts common sense above ideology and distills hilarious, biting commentary on all things politically and culturally relevant. "No one is safe from Lewis Black's comic missiles." (New York Times)

You have been warned....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416914570
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 05/20/2005
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 264,195
File size: 995 KB

About the Author

Lewis Black is a playwright, a stand-up comedian, and a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His characteristic rants on the state of the nation have won him much critical praise including an American Comedy Award, a place on Entertainment Weekly¹s 50 Funniest People list, and an HBO special.

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Fan4SFGiants More than 1 year ago
Nothing's Sacred is one of Lewis Black's most hilarious books. His profiles of what he's been through daily throughout his everyday life and his family members will keep you laughing like crazy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't love Lewis Black? Morons, that's who! If you can read, read this!
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Lee-Marshall More than 1 year ago
Lewis Black's book Nothing's Sacred is a rough synopsis of how his life has turned out. By trade, Lewis Black is a comedian whom didn't bloom until very late in his life. He has done many stand-up specials on Comedy Central, HBO, and several other venues. He also has a recurring spot on the Daily Show with John Stuart in which he yells and complains about what irks him the most. In his book, he outlines a pivotal part of his life and how it has affected him. Most chapters are short and to the point, such as his topics on religion and his upbringings in the suburbs of Washington D.C. The more interesting chapters include his trials in high school in which he tried many mind-altering drugs, to his life in the 60's. One of the most interesting parts of the book is learning about his schooling and the few years that come after it. The book is a very good read and a nice touch on the life of the comedian Lewis Black. The pros of this book are it is very short and an easy book to just pick up and go where you left off last time. It has very direct information that doest stray from the main plot of his life. The cons are that it isn't as in-depth as I would have liked it to have been. Some of the chapters are very short and I would like to have seen them extended by Mr. Black. Over all a very nice book to read and I recommend it to anyone who loves to listen to Lewis Black.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Lewis Black's stand up and this he is absolutely hilarious. There were a few places where I found myself laughing out loud, but there were more moments where I was really bored. Some of it was just way too serious, not the Lewis that I know and love from his stand-up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Over the past few years, I have become a huge fan of Lewis Black's work as a comedian and as an actor. This book did not dissapoint me, one who is most familiar in his works. I can't remember laughing so hard, or coming so close to tears from a book. His insight in everything from politics to the frightening college application process to his dog astounds the reader into a state of realization and joy that what he's saying makes absolute and complete sense. And that some how, that is the funniest thing in the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've laughed at Mr. Black's comedy specials on HBO, but nothing in those prepared me for his memoir. He certainly captures what it was like to grow up in the Baby Boom with great accuracy. Or at least his experiences seem to mirror my own, even though we grew up on opposite coasts. Good to know I wasn't the only confused person in America!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and was almost literally unable to put it down. Although more than once he has rewritten his comedy routines, the books goes into much more than that. From very emotional, to very insightful, to (it's a book by Lewis Black, so obviously) very funny, this is a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Lewis Black--I think he is the funniest comedian around. My husband and I drove from Oklahoma City to Wichita just to see him live. However, this book is a huge let down for those who have seen his acts because they are basically a rehash of them. In the first 20 pages there were multiple places were the dialogue was word for word what he says in is act. I'm returning the book--sorry Lewis but this was really lame.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been a Lewis Black fan for the last 10 years. His book, 'Nothing's Sacred,' is much like his act. I laughed out loud several times at his takes on the Old Testament, gay marriage, and Dan Quayle. Stories about his family, particularly his mother, are also hilarious and give perspective on Lewis. If you like Lew's stand-up, this is a must.