Friday, November 28, 2008

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

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title: I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence
author: Amy Sedaris
pages: 304
yearly count b: 85

A hospitality book like nothing else I have seen, it is the funniest book I have read in ages, filled with so much stuff that each time you open it you'll swear that page wasn't there before. I Like You by Amy Sedaris will have you laughing and cringing at the same time. A cookbook, manner book, and how-to-entertain book that will put you over the top with laughter at the silly layouts, funny Amy and all the things she is capable of.

I Like you is a book glorifying all things tacky, outdated and ridiculous, but it is much more as well. The recipes, the photos and all the writing Amy does is amazing, she is one insanely talented comedian. Yes, Amy Sedaris is David Sedaris' sister, that is crazy to me that they both are so funny I wonder if their parents slipped a little something special in their water to make them funnier than the average person, much funnier.

I have to warn you if you think some things just shouldn't be discussed, much less discussed in a manners book, this is not your book. At times it is pretty vulgar and over the edge. That didn't really bother me, it was too funny for me to worry about if it was inappropriate, which it is. However consider yourself warned that if you take yourself too seriously, if you get offended and are squeamish: avoid this book and pick up something else. If you are not in those categories, give it a shot! Warning tough, it is insanely addictive.

I think many folks could enjoy this book, snatch it up and I dare you not to laugh your guts out reading it!

Want this book for yourself? The publisher has offered a copy to my luckiest commenter. Comment on this post for a chance to win. You have until the end of the 30th to enter. I do apologize, the publisher is sending these directly and will only ship to US addresses and no PO boxes.

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11 comments:

Veens said...

AWESOME! it is a lovely cover- so colorful!and so cute!

:-)

Kim said...

I love books like this--Laurie Notaro comes to mind as being a very funny, laugh-out-loud author, who crosses the line at times but is so funny you don't care!
The cover of this one is so fun and eye-catching---I would love to win this one!!
*Smiles*
Kim
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/

Bybee said...

Ooooh...too bad....I can't enter the drawing...

I love Amy Sedaris and really like it when David discusses her in his books. Funny, vulgar and over-the-top...this book was written just for me!

bermudaonion said...

Please enter me! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bookworm said...

I should really get around to reading some of David Sedaris' books...

Trish said...

Oh, I am in such bad need of a good laugh! :) I saw this one and wondered what the connection between Amy and David was, now I know! I still have Holidays on Ice to read, and I hope to get to that one in the next week or so!! I'd love to be entered, Bethany!

Lori said...

Great review! I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence has been on my wish list since it first came out. I've seen Amy before on TV and she's hilarious - every bit as funny as her brother, David.

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

No need to enter me - I have this one and just wanted to say how much I love it!

Ronda's Rants said...

Hey...that sounds cute...I would love to be a lucky commenter!

beastmomma said...

I have scanned this book in several stores and would love the chance to have my own copy.

bethany said...

Lori from "She Treads Softly" won!!!