I'm Fine...and Other Lies by Whitney Cummings

I'm Fine...and Other Lies

Well, well, well. Look at you, ogling my book page. . . . I presume if you're reading this it means you either need more encouragement to buy it, you're very bored in an airport, or we used to date and you're trying to figure out if you should sue me or not.Here are all the stories and mistakes I've made that were way too embarrassing to tell on stage in front of an actual audience; but thanks to not-so-modern technology, you can read about them ...

Details I'm Fine...and Other Lies

TitleI'm Fine...and Other Lies
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
GenreNonfiction, Humor, Autobiography, Memoir, Audiobook

Reviews I'm Fine...and Other Lies

  • Leo Robertson
    Loved this!!It inspired me to write a mammoth blog post that I'll cut up and put on my blog later...For now: I often enjoy the prospect of comedian essay collections more than the reality, but this one was empowering/compelling af!I related so much to her experience of throwing herself under a bus to, uh, make a smoother journey for its passengers or something (I'm winging this review obvs.) And it's true that we should go out into the world with...
  • Darcy
    I am impressed by Whitney Cummings. She is brazen about sharing the very fraught and painful experiences from her life. This was not a book about comedy or the entertainment industry or onset antics from her acting career... Whitney boldly shares some very personal, deeply arresting heartbreaking stories about her journey to find herself. I was quite disturbed by much she suffered and in the end, very appreciative of her courage and intention to ...
  • Amy
    Highly enjoyed this! I was wary of the last chapter, but it pulled through in the end.
  • Sara Goldenberg
    Parts of it were amusing but it was mostly about her problems and I didn't sign up for that. I have my own problems.
  • Dalana Dailey
    It was very illuminating to watch Whitney Cummings discover herself - how she thinks, why she thinks that way, why she makes the choices she makes. There are so many neuroses discussed in this book that one is bound to see oneself somewhere. That being said, the excess of disorders that Cummings is diagnosed with - an eating disorder, a love addiction, codependency, etc. - make me wonder if there exists even one person on this planet that couldn'...
  • Tony Valdez
    Hilarious as it is heartbreaking, but ultimately optimistic. Whitney Cummings shares the issues she's overcome in great detail and perfected wit. A great relatable read (or listen, since I grabbed the audiobook) that reminds us we are all humans dealing with our assorted anxieties. Good stuff!
  • Jess | thegreeneyedreader
    4.5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟. I loved this book. It was equal parts humorous, emotional, informative, and relatable. The only reason I didn’t give this a 5/5 rating was because I felt the last couple of chapters dragged on a bit too long and became a little repetitive. However— I found the vast majority of the book to be excellent and I can and will recommend it without hesitation. I expected it to be funny, but I had no idea how raw and genuin...
  • India
    I think Whitney did a really excellent job of writing a funny self-help book that covered relevant, relate-able topics, a lot of which were similar to things I've experienced. It's always nice in a bittersweet kind of way for me to hear that others have come a foundation of dysfunction - due to family, typically, things outside of their control as a child - and have found ways to grow into stronger and more functional people because of it.
  • Monique
    4.5 starsIt is really interesting to me how many insecurities are lurking behind the most confident people. This was a fab autobiography and I appreciate Whitney's candour when discussing her relationships, her body struggles and her viewpoint of the world. A bigger fan of her now because of this.
  • Jenny (Mama Bear Reads)
    I loved the show Whitney, finding Cummings to be hilarious. When I found out she was also a co-creator of 2 Broke Girls, I knew I liked her. I was really excited when I heard she was coming out with a book. I was hoping to laugh like I did while reading Jenny Lawson's Furiously Happy. The first chapter had me laughing and my hopes were high. Unfortunately, the majority of the book felt like background noise to me. I enjoyed the nuggets of psychol...
  • Rachel
    I'm so conflicted over this book. What I do know for sure: Whitney Cummings wants us to believe she is convinced of her authority in every aspect of her life. She certainly feels empowered by her personal self-discovery. And she wants us all to feel better. Just like her. After finishing the audio book two days ago, I'm still unsure how to explain her explanations for the explanations doctors and probably WebMD or the Mayo Clinic website have giv...
  • Anela
    3.5 stars and not what I was expecting at all (in a good way). It’s not “this is the story of my life from birth to now”, it’s “here’s how I have struggled with all of these things all my life but I got help and I hope you can too”. With jokes, of course.
  • Kelly 💜☕️
    Wow... Whitney goes deep with this one! I wasn't sure what to expect, but this book was different than any other celebrity memoir that I've listened to. Yep, listened. Audio is the way to go with celebrity memoirs, especially when they narrate themselves. Whitney did a phenomenal job and was completely authentic in her performance.Whitney gives her life story, but breaks it into sections about her own life issues: self-help, codependence, roast j...
  • Ines IBRAHIM
    I know Whitney Cummings from her tv show Whitney! And since I thought she was really funny, I started looking for her stand up bits. I don't love every one of them, because some made me uncomfortable but it was okay and I watched ALL of them! So when I saw she had written a book, I had to read it. Well the book was not what I expected. She talks about her life (and what a life! I don't think I have ever known anyone who had that many problems! ph...
  • Alexa Hansen
    I loved this book because I love Whitney Cummings. She's really one of the best comedians out there.
  • Casey
    I liked the premise of the book. Whitney shared so much of herself her readers. it became a bit repetitive and I felt too long. Good book for fans of Whitney.
  • Leigh
    She’s funny! This I knew. What I didn’t know is that she’s also wicked smart, deeply damaged, and not afraid to talk about it. I loved her personal stories and the life lessons weaved in. She has a lot of courage and you can tell that because she talks in detail about some ugly things like her eating disorder, acne, being bitten by her own rescue dog and many more topics that you would have to torture me in order to get me to tell people ab...
  • Angie Bauman
    I was expecting a funny lighthearted biography, however this was not at all that. Whitney spoke about so many struggles she had in her life, while still interesting and she spoke so many truths. My favourite chapter was her talking about we as humans are wired to work harder, suffer through the pain and not listen to our body, but what we should be doing is listening to our body, slow down and learn what our bodies need to thrive which is differe...
  • Tammy
    Didn’t expect to like this but it was pretty great. She talked about real life stuff like mental health and relationships which I appreciated. I got kinda bored towards the end but still give it a 4/5
  • Judy
    Sorry. One of those people who hasn't heard of Whitney Cummings but am going to change that. Some of her stories made me laugh out loud. See that's how out of date I am. No LOL. A very fun read. Thank you PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE for sending me this delightful book.
  • Elyssa (Elyssa's Editions)
    I listened to this audiobook recently and went into it not knowing what to expect. I am a big fan of Whitney Cummings. I love her sense of humor and delivery and LOVED the show Whitney she used to star in. I stumbled upon this book and decided to check it out. I loved how honest she was throughout the book (despite the title). She discussed her struggles with eating disorders and her need to please. I could relate really strongly with her discuss...
  • Renee
    Whitney Cummings is an L.A. based comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director and although I'm not a fan of 2 Broke Girls, I really enjoyed this book which is a collection of well written and funny stories that are (like most funny stories) extremely embarrassing and often painful.Cummings writes with a great balance of humility and humor and I appreciate her honestly because what many writers don't realize is that avid readers can sniff out ...
  • Patti Kearney
    Too much angst, couldn't get past the first chapter.
  • Sara
    Sometimes I watch Real Housewives when I'm feeling down about myself. I watch these women behave badly, and I think at least I don't hit people in public or know how to behave civilly or deescalate a confrontation. And try to feel a little better about myself. That's not what I expected from this memoir, that's what I got.I read a lot of comedian memoirs. And my gauge of them is usually whether I want to be their friend. And most of them are hot ...
  • No, David! No!
    I watched, and enjoyed, Whitney (the TV show) when it was on, so I was curious when I saw this book. Overall I enjoyed the book. Many of the sections were laugh out loud funny. She tackled several issues that I have studied and/or dealt with in my own life. She quoted some of my favorite experts as well, which somehow helps me to feel validated.Like some of the other memoir / bios I have read in the last year, I am struck again at how little we r...
  • Lisa Novak
    When I first started this book, the only thing I knew about Whitney Cummings was that she was a comedian. I chose this book because I expected to laugh a lot. I didn't get that, I got so much more. Yeah, she goes through a lot of her problems with love, relationships, self-love, etc. I actually related to almost everything she said; many of the problems she has, I have. Listening to Whitney read her own book, felt like an extra long girls night w...
  • Darla
    I’m conflicted!!! I thought it was interesting and read like a friend telling you funny and relatable stories of their life but it also seemed like a very long list of medical issues but then she would show how her mental state and her physical state were connected, I think I would of enjoyed it more if it was brief background on the medical issues instead of a lot of detail.
  • Deirdre
    Loved this book! Who knew I could relate to so much of a complete stranger’s life? From codependency to eating disorders to love addiction...this book is hilarious and informative. I think I just became a huge WC fan (FYI: author’s initials, not a euro lavatory).