There’s Nothing in This Book
That I Meant to Say
In Santa Monica, the culture war is a war against culture. Paula Poundstone lives there, and even a stand-up comedienne is a target.
Consequently, this retort. A literary routine, Mort Sahl with a History of Western Culture. Joan of Arc, “I thought I heard God speak to me once,” says Poundstone, reflecting, “He said, ‘You’re wearing that?’”
Beethoven, Dickens, Sitting Bull, the Wright Brothers, Helen Keller and Abraham Lincoln in a memoir and history lesson farced with gags.