I’d read good things about this book for a little while but I assumed it was just another comedian celebrity writing a book to make some money. Since I usually spend money on those exact books, I bought this with one of my first Audible credits. I’ve always thought that comedians who read their own books are the very best of narrators so it seemed like a safe pick. I’d watched the Daily Show with Trevor a few times. A little less often than I did the Jon Stewart version but not much less. In fact, I’d say I watched more DS with JS once he announced he was leaving than I ever did before. Now, I have young children so I just don’t have the energy.
I was in between books this summer and so I finally listened to Born a Crime and it is outstanding. It feels like someone who tells the best stories is sitting in the car with you and just ripping off story after story while you laugh and cry. The book feels SO genuine and honest. Trevor is a great storyteller and I cannot get the part about Hitler breakdancing out of my head. I could explain that more but I can’t imagine a better tease than that and I’m not doing it justice.
After reading this book I still don’t watch the Daily Show more but I do watch individual clips and his between scenes videos several times a week, a HUGE frequency increase for me. I especially like his between the scenes stuff as it feels a lot like this book. I will preorder his next book, another uncommon move for me, as soon as it is available. I won’t just recommend this book, I recommend you listen to this book. You will not regret it.