Review: A Very Punchable Face

A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost
Publisher: Penguin Random House • Publication Date: July 14, 2020

I successfully made it through another audiobook! After reading some really positive reviews for Colin Jost’s memoir, I decided to give it a try. Full disclosure, I’m not a fan at all of Jost’s and I barely watch Saturday Night Live anymore aside from a few clips of sketches I catch in my Facebook timeline after the show airs. I went into this memoir thinking I would abandon it after a few minutes and I was laughing from the start. I listened to the majority of this book at work and I’m pretty sure my co-workers were wondering if I was okay because of all of my laughing.

The chapters are short and I loved the glimpse you get of what goes on behind the scenes at SNL. One of my favorite chapters also made me tear up, he talks about his mom, a chief medical officer who was on the scene at the World Trade Center on September 11. Throughout the book Jost mentions pictures you could refer to if you had the physical book, but I highly recommend this on audio because of Jost’s narration.

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