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Don't Bother...Couldn't Be Worse
I love Joy on The View with her wit and comidic jabs but this book was more than disappointing. I come from an Italian family, my parents from Italy and the only subject I could mildly relate to with any humor was the Italian funeral. I wonder what she was thinking writing this book and who ever critqued it and told her it was any good at all? She babbles on about nonsense and who give a darn about any of the subjects. Babble, babble. This book isn't even mildy funny. It stinks big time. Thank goodness it only cost me a few bucks. Stick to The View, Joy and forget about writing. Great if you can't sleep....better than any pill.
A JOY to read!
A long time watcher of "The View", Joy Behar has always been one of my favorites. I've been meaning to read her book since it came out in 1999, but just recently got around to it, and it was worth the wait! The book epitomizes the term 'quick read' since a large amount of it's 191 pages are devoted to personal photographs from Joy's collection, or small opinions on various topics. A large amount of the book is made up of imagined conversations with various people, or tales of her family. For the most part, the book is rather funny, prompting many laughing outbursts from this reader. I enjoyed that there was just enough history of her childhood and past, so that it was informative without dragging through every detail. Reading it, I could completely imagine Joy in her home writing these stories, pausing to laugh at the ridiculousness of a certain story or short essay. If you are a fan of Joy, or a frequent watcher of "The View", then this one is a delight to read. If not, you might be left puzzled. A real treat!!
"Joy Shtick" is a real kick! Joy Behar has written a book that is hysterically funny about relationships, family, women, men, Italians, and free advice. I also enjoyed her sections on eating, dogs, marriage, birth control, Viagra, and doctors.
I think that people who will especially appreciate this book will be feminists, writers, Italians, comedians, married people, those with a good sense of humor, and a those with high IQ. Laugh softly and carry "Joy Shtick."
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