Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond’s gritty, funny memoir is a surprise win for me. I always enjoyed him as Bill Clinton and Sean Connery on the show but knew nothing about his real life. In his memoir, he discusses his suicide attempts, drug addictions, cutting behaviors, and how he finally made his life a success. His arrival at Saturday night live was some twenty years in the making. He wanted to be a comedian but his demons kept dragging him off course. There is a sense that he didn’t really expect to be successful, but he kept working at it anyway.
It is a truly inspiring story. I found these two paragraphs particularly insightful.