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.