For fans of David Sedaris and Chelsea Handler, these stories and
essays about friendship, celebrity, growing up, and getting sober will have you
laughing and crying in equal measure.
With a wry style that evokes comparisons to Carrie Fisher, David
Rakoff, and Steve Martin, Sam Harris proves that he is a natural humorist. Even
the New York Times, in a review of one of his musical
performances, called his stories “New Yorker-worthy.”
Brilliantly written, these
sixteen stories span Harris’ life from growing up gay in the buckle of
America’s Bible belt to performing on Oprah’s first show after 9/11. In “I
Feel, You Feel” he opens for Aretha Franklin during a blizzard. “Promises” is a
front-row account of Liza Minnelli’s infamous wedding to “the man whose name
shall go unmentioned.” In the title story, “Ham,” he describes how he was
upstaged by a young child actor, unknowingly addicted to the spotlight.
Taking on issues as diverse
as addiction, fame, and parenting with his hilarious and deeply human voice,
Harris’ entertaining tales trace an arc of personal triumph that is universally
accessible and inspiring. Download and start listening now!