WARNING: If you get easily offended and/or cannot take a joke, DO NOT read, hear, or see anything by Lisa Lampanelli.
But if you have a great sense of humor and don’t take yourself too seriously, watch her stand-up and read her book, “Chocolate Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks.” Lampanelli, the reigning “Queen of Mean” holds nothing back when it comes to her scandalous, politically incorrect humor. Her favorite topics are fat people, black men, and promiscuous sex, and that’s all that I was expecting from this raunchy novel. Yes, you will read lots about her interracial sexcapades and gluttony, but this book also goes much deeper than that.
Chocolate Please shows a softer side of Lisa. She tells about her rise to fame as an insult comedienne and the struggles that the fame brought along with it. You will learn about Lisa’s multiple stints in rehab (but not for drugs or alcohol—Lisa doesn’t drink) her childhood trauma of always feeling second-best (along with hilarious stories of her Catholic upbringing) and numerous failed relationships (who knew Lisa used to be married?)
Though Lisa handles difficult issues in this memoir autobiography, she always does so with a wonderful sense of humor and sarcastic style. I would highly recommend Chocolate Please to anyone who wants to get a much better insight into the life of this completely inappropriate comedic genius, as well as a face full of tears from laughter.