Pell, a self-proclaimed 'media Jedi' and the internet’s managing editor, makes it an interesting, revelatory journey down a harrowing memory lane. And, if you can believe it, even kind of fun ... It’s hard to walk away from Please Scream Inside Your Heart without feeling like we’re living through a shift, a rapid and profound societal change from which there’s no going back.
Pell blends in the news with anecdotes from his family which often prove bittersweet. Those looking for an unbiased assessment of a tough year should look elsewhere; however, readers who share Pell’s left-leaning politics will enjoy the ride.
[A] witty if hectic rehash of 2020 ... Though the book’s frenzied pace can be exhausting, Pell’s family stories are lucid and heartwarming. Fans of Nextdraft and news junkies with an appreciation for the absurd will savor Pell’s ability to find humor and hope in a year of chaos.