Clarissa Cruz
January 07, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

How to Live a Sitcom Life: A Guide to TV Etiquette

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Mark Bennett
genre
Pop Culture, Television

We gave it a C-

If there was ever a watertight argument that there’s such a thing as too much television, it would be this unfunny primer by Beverly Hills postal worker and artist Bennett. Purportedly a satiric guide to living one’s life as a character from TV land — using I Love Lucy, Roseanne, and Sanford and Son, among others, as springboards for discussion — the tome contains such get-a-life observations as ”Frederick Hobart Mertz once lived in Steubenville, Ohio.” At best, Sitcom Life is a nudge-and-wink guide for obsessed TV trivia buffs. At worst, it’s just plain sad. C-

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