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I Remember Me by Carl Reiner

I think Carl Reiner is one of the funniest guys alive. He has lived an incredible life. He has so many fantastic, wonderful, hilarious stories. Having said all that, I was greatly underwhelmed by this book.

Each chapter appears like it will be an amusing tale, but each story has another story wedge in it and he keeps referencing other items. Each chapter jumps around to a different topic, theme or period of time. There is not continuity or rhythm to the book. I felt lost half way through some paragraphs. There were even a couple of moments where a paragraph ends midsentence and never to be found.

The book needed an editor, or at least a better one.

There are some gold nuggets in the book, but they are hard to find.