A new collection of hilarious essays byNew York Timesbestselling author and television star Roseanne Barr.
Barr's first memoir, Roseanne: My Life as a Woman, is a fairly straightforward account of her life-growing up a Jewish girl in Utah with her madcap relatives and her journey to become a stand-up comic. But everything changed with her next book, My Lives. She had a new husband, her relatives were no longer funny, she claimed sexual and physical abuse, and she was angry. Fast-forward to the present, and we meet yet another Barr. She is still angry but now about everything from Facebook and dieting ("a useless waste of time perpetuated by clothing designers and pill pushing doctors") to sex ("Worst drug of all"), organized religion, and marriage. Verdict There is name-dropping that celebrity watchers will enjoy-George Clooney was the "most fun person.to get drunk with" and Wayne Newton is the "nicest of the nice people"-but this is mostly a rant with lots of expletives and hyperbole-and it's not particularly funny. No doubt Barr will be hitting the talk show circuit (the cult of celebrity she so despises), and there will be demand.-Rosellen Brewer, Sno-Isle Libs., Marysville, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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January 03, 2011
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