Yeah, I Said It

Yeah, I Said It

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Wanda Sykes reduces people to tears -- tears of laughter. She's done so as a stand-up comic, a sitcom star, and a sports commentator for years now, and in the process she's gained a huge fan base nationwide. Now that she's conquered television, she's applying her genius to her first book, Yeah, I Said It. Here, Wanda presents hilarious and uncensored commentary on sex, family, politics, celebrities, and much more than she could ever say in a sound bite.But then again, she's a genius with a sound bite too. Here's what she says about men and football. "I used to think that football took place in this overbearing male-only environment that bled masculine domination. But the more I attend, the more I realize these football fans could actually be experiencing the straight man's gay pride parade. You see men painting each other's faces in bright colors. You see men proud to wear another man's last name on their shirt. You see some men wear no shirt at all....Hot wieners on every corner as you walk up to the main competition. Men open the back of their trunks for a little tailgating."Here's what she says about women: "Women are taking stripper classes in hopes their men will stop going to strip clubs....You can't compete with those strippers....You gotta have...the stripper mentality. In other words, the ability to lie like a dog for a measly buck. A stripper will tell your man anything for a dollar. 'Oow, I thought you were Brad Pitt.' "An uproarious and irreverent collection from one of today's foremost comedic talents, Yeah, I Said It is Wanda Sykes at her uncensored best. Here, she channels her sharp wit into funny bits on the truth as she sees it from the halls of government in Washington, D.C., to the red carpets and boardrooms of Hollywood. Imbued with her razor-sharp voice, these essays showcase Sykes's sidesplitting candor and her trademark brand of comedy.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2004
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780743482691
Branch Call Number: Literature 817.54 Syk


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Sep 10, 2012

I don't often laugh out loud while reading, but some of these passages had me giggling and guffawing late into the night.  Sure, the book is vulgar, full of profanity and with some rather dated political humor, but when Wanda hits it, she makes sure to serve it up hot.  A fast read that flows like a stand-up routine, this book was a welcome mood-lifter, for sure.

gwsuperfan Dec 19, 2010

If you like Wanda Sykes, you'll love this book. If you hate her style of humor, you'll hate this book. Reading "yeah, I said it" is like reading the transcript of several of Sykes' stand-up shows. The only thing lacking was any sort of thread of continuity throughout, which can be a positive if you just read a little bit at a time.


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