Now in paperback, the national bestseller from the funniest man in America, who looks back at his life . . . bit by bit. In this wonderfully funny collection of stand-up material that touches on everything from childhood and marriage to school, sports, and work, Cosby returns to his early days of comedy to give readers a look at the funny side of ...
Now in paperback, the national bestseller from the funniest man in America, who looks back at his life . . . bit by bit. In this wonderfully funny collection of stand-up material that touches on everything from childhood and marriage to school, sports, and work, Cosby returns to his early days of comedy to give readers a look at the funny side of life. Illustrations.
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Publishers Weekly, 2001-09-24 Cosby has entertained readers on subjects ranging from aging to marriage and parenthood. Some, however, will be disappointed in these 19 lightweight pieces composed of free association, fleeting memories and digressions: about how at age eight, for example, he went out to play, leaving his two-year-old brother alone, or about his refusal to do his geometry homework ("'cause home is for play"). Cosby's conversational humor involves repetition and minimalistic reduction of everything to brief sentences and simplistic language: "You don't want to have it checked because the doctor may say: Ooo! You've got it! That means you have it. If you don't go, it means you don't have it." Amid expositions on grandparents, plastic packaging, noisy boats and ingrown hairs, truly funny bits occasionally surface. On seating arrangements for the elderly, he says: "You cannot put someone who eats salt and regular food next to someone who can't have anything except a stainless steel fork and water because, if you do, they're not going to like each other." The best chapter recalls his move from Greenwich Village stand-up comedy to big-time clubs, particularly a big-time flop in Chicago. His honesty makes readers want a full-scale autobiography in place of these miscellaneous bits. Even the great George Booth falters here with offhand illustrations. (Nov. 7) Forecast: Hyperion plans an intense marketing campaign includes a radio and TV satellite tour, 12-copy counter displays and author appearances on Good Morning America, Rosie O'Donnell and numerous other national shows. This might have a big spike in sales at first, but word of mouth will slow it down. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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