Friday, April 6, 2012

I Didn't Ask to be Born (But I'm Glad I Was) by Bill Cosby

You can never go wrong with Bill Cosby.

With his latest book, it reads as if someone pulled out a tape recorder, sat down with Mr Cosby and simply recorded him for the entire day. Then the recording was simply transcribed into this book.

While some people might find it frustrating that he seems to fly all over the place with ideas, I enjoyed the feeling like I was listening to an extremely funny grandparent sharing his thoughts and recollections.

As is often the case with Cosby, you'll read many stories from his childhood with his friends who have silly names (Peanut who didn't listen to his mother), biblical thoughts on why God didn't have a wife and the first word a new mother shouts out.

George Booth adds some interesting pencil illustrations throughout the book which doesn't really add much of anything to the storytelling.

Once you've finished this book, you will feel as if you've just sat through one of Cosby's one-man-shows.

This is an enjoyable, easy read.

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