Tim Hawkins’s “Diary of a Jackwagon”.
Jackwagon: (n.) An individual who is worthless and/or lazy.
Tim Hawkins: (n.) An American comedian.
Tim Hawkins is asynonymous with a jackwagon.
Diary of a Jackwagon is a 207 page adventure into the entertaining, witty, and (at times) creepy mind of comedia Tim Hawkins. Setting up the overarching theme for the book at the beginning, Hawkins explains that what is contained within the covers of the book is a collection of observations over the past 20 years that he has collected. And for the possibility of some of those musings being 20 years old, it is impressive how relevant they still are today.
This book contains 41 different humorous anecdotes from Tim Hawkins; if the potential reader has seen his stand-up routine, Hawkins tries and mostly succeeds in capturing that same energy and wit into the pages. Admittedly, I did not find all of the stories to be over-the-top funny and at a few points was left wondering if this book was a dumping ground for things that were funny, but not entertaining enough to be told in the live setting. But even in those chapters, Hawkins redeems the questionability of the material by providing two short Twitter musings which end the chapter on a high note.
If the reader wants a laugh -and I did laugh out loud a couple times while reading this book- Diary of a Jackwagon is a solid choice. And do not be fooled by the title, with all the things that Hawkins has done job-wise, and all the incidents described in this book reveal that he really is not a jackwagon.
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