The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee by Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman is very funny. This book is funny too, sometimes. It’s her autobiography, which details her youthful bedwetting, what it was like to grow up Jewish in New Hampshire, her life as a stand-up comic, and her experiences being on TV. Comedy and philosophy have a lot in common and she is frequently philosophical.

But the book isn’t as funny as I expected, and she spends too much time justifying herself and complimenting the people she knows. If all the people who worked on her TV show were as brilliantly funny as she says, it would have been a much better show.

She also offers good advice, such as the idea that we should Make It A Treat, that is, don’t overindulge in the most enjoyable things in life. Keep them relatively rare and special. (7/1/10)