I love Bob Newhart and this was an excellent book!
I enjoyed it so much more because he narrated it himself and no one else can talk like Bob Newhart.
Definately worth listening too again and again.
Yes! Largely due to that fact that you get to hear Bob read it and deliver the comic bits.
I'm a Newhart fan so it's great to hear him sharing in his on voice.
I was laughing at the bits he re-creates.
Bob Newhart recalls the story of his life and comedy career in a relaxing, conversational tone which makes you feel like you're having coffee together.
Newhart performs samples of his classic comedy acts throughout the book.
For those of us who only know the public Bob Newhart it is a privilege that the author takes us backstage and, in a honest recount, relates the major ups and downs of his life in show business.
If you're looking for a definitive memoir, this isn't it. This is a fun look back at Bob's life and (mostly) performing times, with Bob doing some of his great routines. It' a quick and enjoyable listen.
I would have enjoyed the story of Newhart's life in any case - but having it read by him added that extra joy that his unique voice and hesitant manner has made him such a beloved character. Books like this are fun - not only did I laugh at his history, but my Dad enjoyed it and my niece - great for all ages!
This audiobook was simply not funny at all. He describes one failure after another in his attempts to be funny over the years and how the audience did not find him funny. You start to feel sorry for him, then pity, then it just becomes painful as he continues to attempt to make jokes and they fall flat. Clearly the Grammy nomination was nothing more than a tribute.