Must READ TV: Carol Leifer’s New Book “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Crying”

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Crying

To say Carol Leifer’s book How To Succeed In Business Without Really Crying left me feeling inspired is an understatement. As a college student I’m surrounded by people who have the same dream as me. Thousands of people my age are trying to work in television. Leifer’s book really gave me insight on how to make myself stand out and she taught me how hone my skills.

There aren’t many books that I personally can identify with, (not saying I’m a comedic genius like she is) but with this book I noticed a lot of what she spoke about is stuff that I am currently going through. She touched on interviews and how to not embarrass yourself during one. How to deal with hecklers at a standup comedy show, and how to keep pushing yourself so eventually you’re versatile in your field.

In Leifer’s book she did a “Top Ten” much like her old friend David Letterman does on his show. I decided to list ten reasons I LOVED this book. [Read more…]

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: Question with THE DAILY SHOW’s Samantha Bee

Taking a break from her always hilarious work as the most senior correspondent on THE DAILY SHOW, Samantha Bee was in her hometown of Toronto last week to publicize her new memoir, I know i am, but what are you? What follows are a few questions she was kind enough to answer to a group of adoring fans, including your very own TV Addict, during a Q&A at Indigo bookstore.

What made you want to write a book?
Samantha Bee: I don’t really know what I was thinking when I undertook this project because it was a very busy time. It was September of 2008 when I started the book so basically what I did was I made up my mind to half-ass certain very important parts of my life, compartmentalize them for a year and then I did this. I had just given birth to my second child, and the [US] Elections were coming us. I know I wrote it because I did, but I don’t remember the actual writing of the book except to say it was very pleasurable, I did it all in my spare time, and it took a long time.

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