The random, humorous thoughts of a pretentious gay person. It's disappointing that there isn't some depth and insight about something or anything. I did enjoy the book though after done, it leaves you with nothing.
This book is kind of funny. I'm not sure I would give as much praise as this book seems to get. The thing that killed it for me is the reader. His voice is the kind that I can't listen to for any lengh of time. Make sure you listen to the sample first. If the reader/author's voice doesn't get on your nerves you might like it. I never finished it.
This book was advertised as being humorous, but I found it to be a bleak look into a dysfunctional family and not humorous at all. After about 1 hour of listening I gave up.
Say something about yourself!
Since i still have my hands, david is fresh out of childhood stories. he has moved on in his other books. get all of them, you owe it to yourself. I should see if amy has written anything? I didnt know Ira glass and philip glass where brothers? it makes since? how bout mom and dad glass, they must be so proud?!
This book never engaged me. Perhaps reading it would be okay, but listening to it was just plain boring. I couldn't even finish it. While I have read some of his books and laughed, this just failed to amuse me at all.
In listening to this book, I kept waiting for something remotely redeeming to be introduced into an on slaught of illustrations about the lowest type of human behavior - but it never happened. Kind of depressing.
david sedaris said it best when he made the statement "we both hated ourselves." this book is a well written account of feelings of inferiority from many angles. whether it's because his parents appear to him as crude oil next to his greasy palmed great aunt with her den of dead safari animals and tacky chauffeured cadillac. whether it's because his ragtag embarrassment of a father (who I think was an IBM exec) has the nerve to ask a more popular kid's parents to reimburse him for dental damages. whether it's the tortured feelings of being gay in a southern hetero community. c'mon dave-- you're a respected/bestselling writer who is probably more critically and commercially "successful" than anyone who every grew up in raleigh. i feel your pain, but what's next?
I never write reviews or complain about books, but this one is just that bad. The plot is “want to be” cute with the most sleepy story lines. The pages pass by with absolutely nothing happening and nothing entertaining at all. The fact this was published is mind boggling. Simply put, I want my money back.
This is the first item I've downloaded from Audible.com, and I'm not likely to do so again. Though the stories themselves are not very interesting, my main complaint is about the production quality. The sound quality was significantly worse than your average free podcast. I'm surprised that with so much competition you can actually charge for a bad product. I'm sure glad I didn't actually pay for this.