An inside look at the life of Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, as she dishes on everything from relationships to food, fat, and. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Chocolate, Please on Discogs. In reading this memoir, we get to know Lisa, and we watch her overcome Lisa Lampanelli – CHOCOLATE, PLEASE: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks.
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But I do enjoy comedy writing and was in the market for some humorous mindless reading.
I’ve really come to like stand-up comedian books, particularly the ones that bridge the gap between comedy essays and memoir. Must redeem within 90 days.
Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks by Lisa Lampanelli
I find that’s usually the case when comedians write books. Much of her book reminds me, for example, of Chelsea Handler’s writing about dwarfs.
Sep 26, Renee rated it liked it.
I couldn’t stand some of the things she talked about. She is one of my favorite stand up comics, and the queen of the roast. Lisa’s a gas – to use an out of date saying – she comes right out with her sweariest swears and never misses a chance to reference chcoolate love for the blacks or contempt for the skinny white bitches. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. I started gaining more fame and coincidentally more weight. In part, Lampanelli is famous for her stage stories about dating black men, but her discussion of them is grounded in the language she uses as an insult comic, and makes it very hard to separate her discussions of particular men of color from all men of color.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Set up a giveaway. I enjoyed the parts where she spoke about her interactions with Howard Stern. People like Lisa who make us laugh are worth their weight in gold!
I may have to find others by the “Queen of Mean”. I loved it and chocolxte not put it down!
I loved the inside stories about the various roasts that she’s been a part of. I would recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t take life too seriously.
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Chocolate, Please Unabridged Audio Download But all I know is that everytime I dail a phone in the middle of the night to pleaze whoever I’m dating, I hold my breath until they pick ip the phone. Out of the couple hundred pages or so the last 40 of which seemed like they took months to finishthe only passage I put a bookmark in seemed to be: It is somewhat well written and it is still funny.
I’m not saying stand-up comics can’t or shouldn’t write funny books but they shouldn’t try so hard It’s amazing how her insults are so crude and in-your-face but not mean-spirited.
She’s so wrong, she’s right– and I love it! Sep 26, Tima rated it it was ok Shelves: Oct 25, Bridget rated it it was amazing. Mar 27, Jamie Stanley rated it it was ok. Maybe listening to these types of books on audio would be better.
Loads of riotous zingers. Want to Read saving…. Because I love her, I gave it a try, I made it through the whole book, and But where she regales as the “Queen of Mean”, I just read insults for the sake of word count. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. Of course, Lampanelli makes this kind of comedy work by making herself the target as often as she puts the target on someone else’s back.
This book is a politically incorrect, totally hilarious memoir about the life of Lisa Lampanelli, and how she finds herself in her mid 40’s.
It really would hsve helped with the pacing, would have fit in much better. She writes well, and is honest about her struggles and sadness. But where lesser comics use epithets as they’re intended, Lampanelli’s use of the language sends up everyone, especially the up-tight squares who can’t take a joke.