Jennifer Reese
February 08, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

Are You There God? It's Me, Kevin.

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Kevin Keck
publisher
Bloomsbury
genre
Memoir, Nonfiction

We gave it a B-

Kevin Keck makes bittersweet comedy of his misspent youth, years of depression, job-hopping, and relating to his daft Southern family (his mom is arrested in an incident involving a tire iron and a fart) in Are You There God? It’s Me Kevin.

Most Dysfunctional Moment
”The hourly thermal rectal readings I was taking…were the least of my problems.”

Lowdown
Aside from a heartrending exchange with his ailing grandmother, Keck plays his material for wearisomely juvenile yuks. B-

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