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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,911 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Samantha Bee Narrator: Samantha Bee Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Senior correspondent Samantha Bee joins the growing list of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart contributors-turned-authors in this hilarious collection of essays.

As the Most Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee has demonstrated an ability to coax people into caricaturing themselves—most famously in segments like “Kill Drill,” featuring hunters and fossil fuel executives claiming to be environmentalists, and “Tropical Repression,” featuring a Florida politician running his campaign on opposition to gay rights. Here, in This Might Sting a Little, Samantha turns the spotlight toward her own life.

From suffering through her parents’ humiliating sex talk (that even included lesbian sex after a family vacation spent watching women’s tennis) to her Wiccan mother’s attempt to dissuade her from Catholicism at an early age, Samantha takes listeners on a very funny ride. She also shares interesting and bizarre careers from her past—including a brief stint at a frame store and a job working as Japanese anime character Sailor Moon in a live show that toured in Canada.

With laugh-out-loud anecdotes featuring the same smart, biting wit that has made audiobooks by Sarah Vowell and Chelsea Handler such successes, This Might Sting a Little is filled with stories that have critics calling Samantha Bee “sweet, adorable, and vicious.” Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “[Bee] possesses a perverse, off-kilter comic style that often subversively caresses real enlightenment while simultaneously making us laugh…The essays here engulf us in a tidal wave of strangeness, yet underneath the joke-filled surface, there’s a very sweet comic memoir to be found.” 

    Los Angeles Times

  • “An uproarious success…Her willingness to lay all her cards on the table—to be vulnerable—elevates these already-remarkable stories to hysterical heights.” 

    AV Club

  • “A senior correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Toronto-born comedian pokes fun at herself in a witty collection of personal essays…Bee successfully brings her witty, self-deprecating, slightly cynical, and semi-scathing world view from screen to page.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The best pieces here are very funny, and author’s skewed, satirical perspective, honed on [The Daily Show], is evident throughout.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the July 2010 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gee | 2/20/2014

    " Samantha Bee is obsessed with aging (her own and others.) I just can't relate yet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Leah V | 2/6/2014

    " The author is very funny but the book just wasn't my cup of tea. I had a hard time connecting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kendra | 2/4/2014

    " did not finish this book - only got 2.5 chapters in before putting it down forever. the reviews said it was in the style of a David Sedaris book - i strongly disagree. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Megan Bodwell | 2/2/2014

    " The beginning of the book was a little odd. I am always a little judgemental about stuff dealing with young kids. However, through so much of the book, I couldn't stop myself from laughing right out loud. She is really funny. "

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