I Know I Am, But What Are You? (Paperback)

By Samantha Bee

Gallery Books, 9781439142745, 256pp.

Publication Date: February 8, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/31/2010)
Hardcover (6/1/2010)
Compact Disc (6/1/2010)

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July 2010 Indie Next List

“This memoir from The Daily Show correspondent is witty, raw, honest, and hilarious. From her oddly large and ever-changing family with its secret affairs and obscurities to her childhood obsession and crush on Jesus, Samantha tells us how her uncomfortable it was to grow up fast. Recalling awkward stages of her life, complete with revealing, novel views on an array of subjects, Samantha leaves us shocked and completely infatuated. I desperately want to read more!”
— Jennifer Chinn, The Book Works, Del Mar, CA
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Description

Candid, outspoken, laugh-out-loud funny essays from much-loved Samantha Bee, host of TBS's uproarious late-night show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, executive producer and writer of TBS's comedy television series The Detour, and former The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s Most Senior Correspondent.

In I Know I Am, But What Are You? she shares her unique and irreverent viewpoint on subjects as wide-ranging as:

BARBIE’S DREAM HOUSE
There were six main players in my coterie: G.I. Joe (macho, good-looking), Wonder Woman (hot, carpet-munching neighbor, busy with athletics), Marie Osmond (career gal, smart), Ken (gay, obviously), regular Barbie (slutty, dumb, eternally single), and an old-timey Barbie from the sixties (smoker’s cough, swinger).

HER CHILDHOOD CRUSH
I had a notebook dedicated to ironing out the details of my postmarital name change. Samantha Christ. Mrs. Jesus H. Christ. In fact, Jesus and I were so tight that if at any moment He should materialize, I knew we would listen to my disco records and eat Tang straight from the package, just like lovers did.

GYM CLASS
My grandmother would send me in a navy-blue, puffy-sleeved, one-piece cashmere sweat suit with a patent-leather belt, and warn me not to sweat in it, since it was dry-clean only.

FAMILY TIES
There’s really nothing creepier than going somewhere with one of your parents and having people think you are together, as a couple. Of lovers. Who do it. With each other.


About the Author

Samantha Bee lives with her husband, also former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, and their children in New York City.