I Know I Am, but What Are You?

I Know I Am, but What Are You?

Audiobook CD - 2010
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Bee delivers hilarious essays on everything from her parents' views on religion and sex to her pre-"Daily Show" stint as a Japanese anime character.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio : repackaged by Midwest Tape, p2010
Branch Call Number: 814.6 B4142.i
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (ca. 7 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9780743599887
0743599888

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SkokieStaff Jun 08, 2015

You might know her as a former senior correspondent for the Daily Show, but did you know that Samantha Bee grew up in Toronto, Canada and used to work as a Japanese anime character? Bee's hilarious memoir about growing up in the "great white north" is dark and slightly cynical but her a... Read More »


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Hankie44
Nov 09, 2018

Enjoyed most of this CD particularly because of her delivery, except for the disturbing story about the amorous cat.

JCLOctavia Sep 29, 2016

Don't listen to this with children in the car because she explains alot of grown-up stuff!

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JudithE
Oct 30, 2010

Some parts of this book are laugh-out-loud funny. It's very sexually explicit in parts, so don't take it out if that would bother you. It's irreverent and always interesting, but some parts are more interesting than others.

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Ubalstecha
Sep 23, 2010

"I Know I am, But What Are You" is a collection of essays that tell some parts of Samantha's shady past. The daughter of a failed marriage, she was raised by her grandmother until her parents got their heads put on right and were actually able to parent, although in the case of Samantha's mother, it would have probably been better if she had been raised by wolves. Even if you discount 50% of her claims due to hyperbole, she would have been better off.

The only real flaw with this book is the disjointed nature of the narrative. This is less of a traditional memoir, and more a snapshot of funny vignettes from her life, leaving plenty of room for a sequel.

I was lucky enough to pick this up as an audiobook from my local library. Having Samantha Bee delivery her book with her usual snarky delivery was a value added experience.

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