I actually had never heard of Michael Ian Black but had just finished Tina Fey's Bossy Pants and was looking for another easy/funny listen. I wasn't disappointed! If you're a male age 35-50 this book will really speak to you, but anyone with a sense of humor will like it.
Steve Jobs biography.
Told in the authors own words - very funny delivery!
This was a nice peek into Michael Ian Black's life but I couldn't finish listening to the final third of the book because it became to darn frustrating. I've been a big fan of MIB for a long time but I was disappointed to hear him tell his story from such a Sad Sack, woe is I, perspective. It's not that I didn't find his stories interesting, because they were, but to hear him obsess on so much of the negatives and whine and complain about all the fruits he's been given, it just old. I came away feeling bad for the guy. They say true artists suffer for their art and maybe that's true; unfortunately, that doesn't always make it entertaining.
I'd give him a second chance at another title, particularly if he decided writing some essays or non-fiction. He's a talented artist and I will continue to watch his career with interest.
I think the narration by Michael made it more enjoyable for me. I'm not sure if it woulda read the same if I had read it on its' own.
I loved the real talk about couple hood and children.
He's funny. He's sarcastic. What more can I say?
It made me laugh very often, and it choked me up, too...
It's a good read/listen. If you are a big fan of his, you will enjoy it thoroughly.
Highly enjoyable recounting of some very funny moments and perspectives, with the perfect balance of heart and snark.
Yes, because of Black's humorous and often moving descriptions of marriage and early parenthood. Very much enjoyed Black's narration.