This book was cute and funny, but not nearly as cute and funny as McHale seemed to think…
Basically, it’s half autobiography, and half self-help book — how to be the best Joel McHale you can be. The whole thing is very tongue-in-cheek, very smug and self-aware. While McHale does hit the occasional very funny punchline…on the whole it was just exhausting.
The only thing I really enjoyed, and this will sound weird, but he does a fantastic job poking fun at his own receding hairline. It’s kind of a running joke throughout the book, and it’s one thing that seems at least a little sincere.
Your mileage may vary with this one. I loved Community, but Jeff Winger was a weak point in my opinion. And I never watched The Soup. So you might find it more charming than obnoxious. I think it tips way too far in the wrong direction to be much fun at all.
He does talk some serious shit about Chevy Chase, if you’re into that.