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, Biography, 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...
  • Amy
    Highly enjoyed this! I was wary of the last chapter, but it pulled through in the end.
  • 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 ...
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Shana Glickfield
    I expected a typical, enjoyable female comedian memoir, covering Whitney’s career challenges and successes. Not at all! While indeed hilarious, Whitney takes us deep into her personal battles with aging, eating disorders, feminism, relationships, and more. I dare say it was even educational! But yes, still very funny.
  • John
    I recommended this book to both my daughters. If you have children in the dating game this is a great read for them. Whitney Cummings has excellent incite although self admittedly way to late in many instances. From anorexia to bullemia, to poor self image, to dating losers to coming full circle and realizing we must love ourselves before anyone else.
  • Jill W
    This isn't a "comedy" book, even though it's written by a comedian and there are funny moments. A lot of the book is about the author's struggles with self-worth and how she has corrected many of the issues. Much of it resonated with me, almost made me feel a little guilty that I let myself fall into these traps of self-hatred but validated that it's probably pretty common. There were some sections that I found myself zoning out and disinterested...
  • Brittany Loggins
    I was expecting this to be a look at how Cummings has achieved so much in her career, but instead it was a look at how she's achieved so much for her health - and the importance of this can't be overstated. Not only did I love this book, I took notes of some of the books she quoted to read later! I would definitely recommend this baby!
  • Tara
    Comedian writers are more like poets than anyone.5 Stars for Whitney Cummings whose chapters includeSelf-Help, CODEPENDENCE, Sexism, Egg Freezing, Eating Disorder, Boobs, Headache, Dogs.I would recommend this book to anyone.
  • 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...
  • Julia
    I wanted to thank Whitney for this book, but I am sure that after the incident with the guy whom she got tickets for her show she definitely has someone answering her mail. I guess I will just have to do with leaving a few words on Goodreads. I can imagine how hard it was to open up like this because I imagined what it would be like to write a book about my own problems and felt I wasn’t ready to do that yet. This is why I can appreciate the st...
  • Molly Kluba
    I was so pleasantly surprised by how good this book was. It offers a great introspective look at mental health from Whitney's personal experiences that anyone can learn from. I really enjoyed the exercises she includes (personality tests, word association, etc.). To top it all off, she's a great writer! Laugh out loud funny while also having a lot of interesting things to say. I hope this book gets the credit it deserves and doesn't get grouped w...
  • Patti Kearney
    Too much angst, couldn't get past the first chapter.
  • Liz
    This book was not what I expected, but everything I needed. Listen to the audiobook, you won't regret it.
  • Erin
    This was... surprising. Whitney reveals really personal things in this book, I don't think there's a single humblebrag, and while she's occasionally out of touch, it seems to me that in these pages she does her best to be honest about herself, her growth, and the lessons she learned from her not insignificant issues. It was frequently funny, occasionally poignant, and always very readable. There were a few things she touched on that made me uncom...
  • Lauren
    A memoir that reads more like a self help book. While I don’t relate to all of her physical and metal issues, I liked the connections she made with how her emotional self was affecting her behaviors and body. I appreciated some of the things that she’s learned in therapy and shared for her readers to use. It caused me to be reflective of my own issues that I struggle with and how I could use some of the strategies mentioned. Some of the chapt...
  • Christa Van
    A memoir from Cummings that doesn't talk much about her day job...a little here and there about various writing rooms and some stand-up. This book mostly, talks about her personal struggles with odd medical conditions, anxiety, a childhood that left her co-dependent and a nasty eating disorder. All of this is covered with humorous overtones but still quite seriously. I guess that sounds difficult...serious issues told with a light-hearted touch. ...
  • Brittany
    I saw this come through the library, flipped through the pages because I've liked Whitney's shows in the past and saw a picture of her lacerated ear. Then I could not stop thinking about it and had to read this. I've realized I don't find her particular humor all that funny, but she's gone through a lot of really challenging times in her life and it was interesting to read - especially the chapter about her ear. This really read like more of a se...