I'm Fine...and Other Lies by Whitney Cummings

I'm Fine...and Other Lies

Well, well, well. Look at you, ogling my book page. . . . I presume if you're reading this it means you either need more encouragement to buy it, you're very bored in an airport, or we used to date and you're trying to figure out if you should sue me or not.Here are all the stories and mistakes I've made that were way too embarrassing to tell on stage in front of an actual...

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I'm Fine...and Other Lies Reviews

  • Sara Goldenberg

    Parts of it were amusing but it was mostly about her problems and I didn't sign up for that. I have my own problems.

  • Alexa Hansen

    I loved this book because I love Whitney Cummings. She's really one of the best comedians out there.

  • Ines IBRAHIM

    I know Whitney Cummings from her tv show Whitney! And since I thought she was really funny, I started looking for her stand up bits. I don't love every one of them, because some made me uncomfortable but it was okay and I watched ALL of them! So when I saw she had written a book, I had to read it.

    Well the book was not what I expected. She talks about her life (and what a life! I don't think I have ever known anyone who had that many problems! physically and mentally!) in a 'humourous' way! It's

    I know Whitney Cummings from her tv show Whitney! And since I thought she was really funny, I started looking for her stand up bits. I don't love every one of them, because some made me uncomfortable but it was okay and I watched ALL of them! So when I saw she had written a book, I had to read it.

    Well the book was not what I expected. She talks about her life (and what a life! I don't think I have ever known anyone who had that many problems! physically and mentally!) in a 'humourous' way! It's not funny. It didn't make me laugh, but it was not dramatic and gloomy either.

    I liked it because she speaks to the reader, it's like she's telling you the story and not just narrating it. So you get to know how her mind works, how she evolved over the years. She spoke about body image, trust issues, and several other topics that most people 'struggle' with and I liked her take on them.

    But the chapter I loved the most, is the last one. I liked her critical thinking. More people should have this inner dialogue

  • Tony Valdez

    Hilarious as it is heartbreaking, but ultimately optimistic. Whitney Cummings shares the issues she's overcome in great detail and perfected wit. A great relatable read (or listen, since I grabbed the audiobook) that reminds us we are all humans dealing with our assorted anxieties. Good stuff!

  • Amy

    Highly enjoyed this!

    I was wary of the last chapter, but it pulled through in the end.

  • Darcy

    I am impressed by Whitney Cummings. She is brazen about sharing the very fraught and painful experiences from her life. This was not a book about comedy or the entertainment industry or onset antics from her acting career... Whitney boldly shares some very personal, deeply arresting heartbreaking stories about her journey to find herself. I was quite disturbed by much she suffered and in the end, very appreciative of her courage and intention to share that nothing and no one is perfect. She clea

    I am impressed by Whitney Cummings. She is brazen about sharing the very fraught and painful experiences from her life. This was not a book about comedy or the entertainment industry or onset antics from her acting career... Whitney boldly shares some very personal, deeply arresting heartbreaking stories about her journey to find herself. I was quite disturbed by much she suffered and in the end, very appreciative of her courage and intention to share that nothing and no one is perfect. She clearly wants to debunk the assumptions we make about beautiful and famous people being different from normal people. This woman has walked through some fire... and really, haven't we all?

  • India

    I think Whitney did a really excellent job of writing a funny self-help book that covered relevant, relate-able topics, a lot of which were similar to things I've experienced. It's always nice in a bittersweet kind of way for me to hear that others have come a foundation of dysfunction - due to family, typically, things outside of their control as a child - and have found ways to grow into stronger and more functional people because of it.

  • Leo Robertson

    Loved this!!

    It inspired me to write a mammoth blog post that I'll cut up and put on my blog later...

    For now: I often enjoy the prospect of comedian essay collections more than the reality, but this one was empowering/compelling af!

    I related so much to her experience of throwing herself under a bus to, uh, make a smoother journey for its passengers or something (I'm winging this review obvs.) And it's true that we should go out into the world with humility and in awe of its wonder and how much th

    Loved this!!

    It inspired me to write a mammoth blog post that I'll cut up and put on my blog later...

    For now: I often enjoy the prospect of comedian essay collections more than the reality, but this one was empowering/compelling af!

    I related so much to her experience of throwing herself under a bus to, uh, make a smoother journey for its passengers or something (I'm winging this review obvs.) And it's true that we should go out into the world with humility and in awe of its wonder and how much there is for us to learn. From a place of curiosity rather than arrogance.

    I have a theory for why we don't, at least from my own experience. Making yourself vulnerable is attractive to the world's worst people. They want "in." They're like... zombies knocking on your front door, and vulnerability is removing the wooden slats and letting their hands burst in. (I'm looking at the cover of Brian Keene's The Rising as I type.) But for our own sakes, and in order not to sully our own experience of life, we should proceed that way anyway.

    It's so important for people, time and again, to see beyond the highlight reel of successful people, to peek at their cutting room floor. Because they probably feel like you. But they kicked ass anyway. So, so can you.

  • Kelly 💜☕️

    Wow... Whitney goes deep with this one! I wasn't sure what to expect, but this book was different than any other celebrity memoir that I've listened to. Yep, listened. Audio is the way to go with celebrity memoirs, especially when they narrate themselves. Whitney did a phenomenal job and was completely authentic in her performance.

    Whitney gives her life story, but breaks it into sections about her own life issues: self-help, codependence, roast jokes, sexism, egg freezing, eating disorder, boobs

    Wow... Whitney goes deep with this one! I wasn't sure what to expect, but this book was different than any other celebrity memoir that I've listened to. Yep, listened. Audio is the way to go with celebrity memoirs, especially when they narrate themselves. Whitney did a phenomenal job and was completely authentic in her performance.

    Whitney gives her life story, but breaks it into sections about her own life issues: self-help, codependence, roast jokes, sexism, egg freezing, eating disorder, boobs, headache, pit bulls and the Middle East. These all sound like random topics, but the book flows in a great way.

    If you like her as a comedian, you'll enjoy getting this background of her life and how she came to be. She has great ideas on beauty standards, sexism, feminism... and one of the best things is that she realizes that she doesn't know everything.

    Whitney ends the book so well.... "I’m gonna leave you with a quote by Jack Cornfield:

    'In the end, only 3 things that matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. LET GO!' "

    Thanks to San Diego County Library for the digital audio version via OverDrive.

    [Audio: 9 hours, 35 minutes]

  • Anela

    3.5 stars and not what I was expecting at all (in a good way). It’s not “this is the story of my life from birth to now”, it’s “here’s how I have struggled with all of these things all my life but I got help and I hope you can too”. With jokes, of course.

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