Book Reviews of I'm the One That I Want

I'm the One That I Want
I'm the One That I Want
Author: Margaret Cho
ISBN-13: 9780345440143
ISBN-10: 0345440145
Publication Date: 4/30/2002
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
For those who are aware of Margaret Cho's comedy this book will not disappoint. She tackles her life with the same deprecating sense of humor she uses in her comedy routine. There are many laugh-out-loud moments and you get a backstage pass to this funny woman's life.
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Helpful Score: 3
Starts off strong and funny, but about halfway through becomes convoluted and difficult to follow. Cho is very funny, but her accounts are people with so many underdeveloped characters that it's tough to draw a bead on who they are, where they came from, and why they're even being mentioned.
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Helpful Score: 3
An extremely honest look at a quasi-celebrity struggling with success, image, identity, and self-destruction. Margaret Cho is very humble and likeable.
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Great bio. The narrative is a bit bouncy but it's enjoyable to read. :)
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If you love Cho's standup, you will love this memoir. Empowering!
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What a fantastic, open and honest, no BS account of her life as told by the author. Highly RECOMMEND this book.

PS: She's also a great reader and I can't say that about a lot of audio books!
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This audio book was raunchy and real and I loved it. Her impersonations of the people in her life are hilarious. This made me like her even more than I did before I listened to it.
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I thought it would be funny, like Ellen Degeneres books. It isn't.
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A must read for Margaret Cho fans! She's overcome so much and is so amazingly honest about it here.
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Yet another "I abuse alcohol and drugs and I'm promiscuous but I don't know why I'm not happy/respected/famous enough" celeb bio. A major yawn.