Comedy Sex God
Most people would know Pete Holmes from his HBO series Crashing in which he plays a comedian who is also a Christian and the struggles that come from being both. In this memoir, Pete Holmes explores the role that religion has played in his life, the good and bad, and he finally finds peace with himself when he discovers a mystic teacher and learns to embrace life. He grew up Catholic and became a good Catholic boy, especially when it came to sex and even considered becoming a pastor at one point. In college, he discovered comedy and that one could potentially make a career out of doing stand up routines. This led to fairly decent success on the stand-up circuit that helped lead to the show that was on HBO for multiple seasons.
Many people expect memoirs of comedians to be funny, and this one generally is until pretty much the final one hundred pages or so when it becomes fairly serious when he discovers the teachings of Ram Dass. Even then, we learn a lot about Pete Holmes and what makes him tick; and that he is a pretty funny guy.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||320 pages|
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