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It took Bonnie McFarlane a lot of time, effort, and tequila to get to where she is today. Before she starred on Last Comic Standing and directed her own films, she was an inappropriately loud tomboy growing up on her parents' farm in Cold Lake, Canada, wetting her pants during standardized tests, and killing chickens. Desperate to find "her people" - like-minded souls who wouldn't judge her because she was honest, ruthless, and, okay, sometimes really rude - Bonnie turned to comedy.
In her explosively funny and no-holds-barred memoir, Bonnie tells it like it is and lays bare all of her smart (and not-so-smart) decisions along her way to finding her friends and her comedic voice. From fistfights in elementary school to riding motorcycles to the World Famous Comic Strip to Late Night with David Letterman and through to her infamous C word bit on Last Comic Standing, You're Better than Me is her funny and outrageous trip through the good, bad, and ugly of her life in comedy. McFarlane doesn't always keep her mouth shut when she should, but at least she makes people laugh. And that's all that matters, right?
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By jason on 02-26-16
love Bonnie was great to hear her story.
I wanted to go back in time and be her friend. It's always nice to have a friend like her in your life. Your a good egg Bonnie. thanks for the "dick" jokes and the dick jokes. Good things to you and all in your life. Jason Meyers
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By Jonathan Placek on 03-02-16
Sandy!!! She wrote a book...it's crazy, a book!!!
First off, love Bonnie. From her Stand up to her podcast and radio show hilarious and miserable all the way. Overall the book was great typical comedian memoir with a bit of nonsense thrown in at the end. Felt the audio version could of used a better performance though. I'm so used to hearing this talented woman go through her myriad of voices and inflections on her various shows that the flat reading of this left a bit to be desired. Rambling on in your own words for eight plus hours can be tedious and I'm sure some hack producer encouraged it to be this way but I'm sure it's way better than a marbled mouthed Legend would of done.
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