Blog Post #36: A Very Punchable Face Review

Hello, everyone! I’m sorry that I haven’t posted since January. But, I hope you all have been doing well. I’m very excited to share my thoughts about this one!

A Very Punchable Face is a memoir by comedian, Colin Jost and the most hilarious book I’ve ever read. So many insane things have happened in this man’s life and will without a doubt keep you intrigued from beginning to end.

From studying abroad in Russia for one semester during his Harvard years while living with a woman who ate sour cream by itself and experiencing teenagers randomly throw vegetables at him, to having a parent on the front lines during 9/11 and giving readers an inside look into Saturday Night Live’s skit-generating process, Jost provides a thoroughly entertaining read.

Another part of the book that I found interesting was him addressing the Emmys, which he hosted a few years ago with fellow SNL news anchor, Michael Che. Even though their hosting received overwhelmingly negative reviews, he didn’t take the criticism to heart. Overall, I truly admire people such as Jost who can laugh these types of things off.

Honestly, this novel is just incredibly funny and refreshingly honest. That’s what I look for in memoirs, autobiographies, etc. I was not expecting some of the content I read at all and there were countless times when I gasped out loud. I have never read anything that has made me laugh as much as A Very Punchable Face. I felt extremely disappointed once I finished the book. I didn’t want it to end!

Understandably, with the pandemic and everything that’s been going on, I think we all need more laughter. If you just want to laugh as well as have an author take you on a crazy ride, please, PLEASE give A Very Punchable Face a chance.

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