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Nothing's Sacred

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Comedian Lewis Black unleashes his trademark subversive wit while recounting his own life story in his New York Times bestselling memoir.

You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark angry observational humor on everything from politics to pop culture. You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central, and in venues across the globe. Now, for the first time, Lewis Black translates his volcanic eruptions into book form in Nothing's Sacred, a collection of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand in hand.

With subversive wit and intellectual honesty, Lewis examines the events of his life that shaped his antiauthoritarian point of view and developed his comedic perspective. Growing up in 1950s suburbia when father knew best and there was a sitcom to prove it, he began to regard authority with a jaundiced eye at an early age. And as that sentiment grew stronger with each passing year, so did his ability to hone in on the absurd.

True to form, he puts common sense above ideology and distills hilarious, biting commentary on all things politically and culturally relevant. "No one is safe from Lewis Black's comic missiles." (New York Times)

You have been warned....

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 21, 2005 – Fans of the hilarious rantings of the mad-as-hell comedian and Daily Show regular may be surprised that, unlike many stand-up comics who create books by virtually transcribing their honed comedy routines, Black has written a memoir that is both funny and moving. Raised in the early 1950s in a Washington, D.C., suburb ("an oxygenated void... that prepares you for either depression or space travel"), Black passes the decades by venting on everything from how he was taught to avoid an atomic bomb blast by hiding under a classroom chair ("we're talking about a fireball from hell and these morons had me hiding under wood; under kindling, for God's sake") to the "breathless, exciting" times of campus war protests. Black's reading is less explosive than his usual this-man-is-going-to-have-a-heart-attack delivery. Although he still smolders at the corporate greed, government incompetence and antigay marriage rhetoric ("It takes a lot of balls for heterosexuals to make a fuss over this issue considering 50% of us can't stay married"), his even tone showcases his articulate, biting sarcasm. Simultaneous release with the Simon Spotlight hardcover (Reviews, Mar. 7).
Nothing's Sacred
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Humor
  • Published: May 20, 2005
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 224 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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