I recently read Jon Stewart's "Naked Pictures of Famous People". I'm a huge, huge fan of Stewart, but this just wasn't that funny. I'm sure it'll strike a chord with some people, but it was all over the place for me (mostly not funny). I was hoping for more of a stand-up routine in book form, I guess, and what I got were fake diaries of historical figures (or people present with historical figures at the time) or celebrities, past and present.
The potential was there, but it just didn't deliver for me. The first one was just blah and almost made me want to put the book down in dismay and confusion, but I plowed ahead. One of them is by the mom of the Hanson (boy band) family and is pretty funny. The highlight was definitely the fake transcript of the Larry King interview with Hitler. That was absolutely perfect but probably the only laugh-out-loud funny section of the book for me.
I guess a lot of people might not like it because it is offensive in places, but that didn't bother me at all. It just wasn't very funny for me. Though on the up side, the title of this post ought to garner me a whole bunch more search engine hits. Or maybe that's not such a good thing...Posted by Observer at April 26, 2005 09:25 AM
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