Pentland has a snarky gift of words. Clearly, Pentland, who could have easily filled a lengthy memoir by the time she was a teen, wisely waited until now for this gem. This Will be Funny Later—the best memoir this reviewer has read in many years, is a biting, bittersweet, and absolutely brilliant MUST-READ, chock full of life lessons. JENNY PENTLAND, YOU ARE A SUPERHERO!
The daughter of comedian Roseanne Barr recounts her unusual childhood with humor and self-deprecation ... Though she often takes a comedic tone when describing the ups and downs of her time at many different reform schools and a survivalist camp, when Pentland grows up, marries, and has a family of her own, she finds that she has lingering PTSD from her experiences. This offers plenty of heart and laughs, especially for children of the 1980s and 1990s.
...bracingly honest and mordantly funny ... for all the weirdness and trauma documented in This Will Be Funny Later, Pentland’s account of life with her family is also full of warmth and especially humor.
This complex, scathingly funny memoir about dealing with the toxic glow of fame offers an intimate look at a woman’s struggle to shape a life on her own terms. Pentland also provides a unique angle on the cult of celebrity and how its effects ripple out far beyond just the celebrity ... A mordantly poignant memoir of finding oneself amid hectic external forces.
... immensely affecting and hilarious ... Like her mother, Pentland has a scathing, unapologetic wit, and it’s on full display throughout her chronicle of navigating the 'parallel-reality version' of her tumultuous adolescence and eventually finding her real-life happily-ever-after with her husband and sons. This intimate portrayal of the dark side of Hollywood is hard to put down