Thursday, March 4, 2010

Samantha Bee's first book due in June

samantha bee book"The Daily Show" correspondent Samantha Bee has been a hilarious presence on the program since 2003, and now she's an author, too: her debut book, I Know I Am, But What Are You?, will be published in June.

According to the publisher, in the book, Bee "opens up for the very first time about her checkered Canadian past. With charming candor, she admits to her Lennie from Of Mice and Men-style love of baby animals, her teenage crime spree as one-half of a car-thieving couple (Bonnie and Clyde in Bermuda shorts and braces), and the fact that strangers seem compelled to show her their genitals. She also details her intriguing career history, which includes stints working in a frame store, at a penis clinic, and as a Japanese anime character in a touring children’s show.

"Samantha delves into all these topics and many more in this thoroughly hilarious, unabashedly frank collection of personal essays. Whether detailing the creepiness that ensues when strangers assume that your mom is your lesbian lover, or recalling her girlhood crush on Jesus (who looked like Kris Kristofferson and sang like Kenny Loggins), Samantha turns the spotlight on her own imperfect yet highly entertaining life as relentlessly as she skewers hapless interview subjects on 'The Daily Show.' She shares her unique point of view on a variety of subjects as wide ranging as her deep affinity for old people, to her hatred of hot ham. It’s all here, in irresistible prose that will leave you in stitches and eager for more."

Bee is, of course, married to fellow correspondent Jason Jones. They have two children, Piper and Fletcher. It was recently announced that Jones will be starring in an ABC sitcom pilot called "How to Be a Better American" -- despite the fact that, like Bee, he's Canadian too.

In case you missed it, here's Sam's interview with Jonah Falcon, the man with the world's largest penis:

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