Chocolate, Please – Lisa Lampanelli
The loud, foul and politically incorrect comic you think you know is actually … a Harvard educated thinker and grown-up insecure kid. Who knew?
Best known as an insult comic from all of her roasts, Lampanelli manages to write a memoir that is funny and truly self-reflective, without falling back on her mean persona. She comes across as interesting and witty as she details her time in rehab – for being fat – and addiction counseling, her realization that black men like thick women and life growing up in a homogenous environment that needed a little color.
The language, like her act, can be unnecessarily blue. But the story itself is pretty riveting and honest.