This is a long comedy album. You wil laugh. The key to it is that Bob himself reads it. It is the telling of the story telling that makes this worth listening to. I gave it 3 stars as it is consumable, not memorable.
I grew up enjoying Bob Newhart's tv shows and was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately, it lacked the punch I was expecting. Many of the chapters just ended without a real conclusion to the story he had been telling. I'm not sorry that I read the book.I was just expecting more.
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 am enjoying this book. I have loved Bob Newhart for ages and his life story is interesting to me. I like that he repeats some of his best routines.
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.
I've always liked Bob Newharts shows, even his comic routines in the 60's and 70's...unfortunately, this autobiography comes across as clueless, overprivileged and self-adulating...none of the things we want to believe about Bob. Maybe he was just having a bad dream and he'll wake up next to his old self.