Michael's narration fits his dry, irreverent sense of humor. I know some listeners complained that he seemed monotoned, but I feel like they may not have been as familiar with his comedic style prior to listening.
I thought he did a great job of discussing (rather frankly) struggles in his marriage and as a parent while bringing his particular flavor of humor and sarcasm.
It was good but I feel like Billy Joel could have summed it up in 3.5 minutes or so. Either way, the book caught me entirely off guard with the raw sentimental tone it lingers in for the majority of the work., and yet the humor felt so familiar and resonated in some unused and I groomed region within awkward 20-something body. I guess it gave me some concept of mediocrity to examine and look forward to. Black affirms that its gonna be alright. Even though he won't a knowledge me on twitter.
Crushing around in a BMW reluctantly purchased, blasting music with the windows down - but not really "because instead of blasting he listens a 1/8th volume level and instead of music he's listening to NPR"
"A Blow Job is when you blow in someone's ear"
Fu*k this guy. He won't even follow me on Twitter
This book ranges from thoroughly entertaining to laughing-alone-in-my-car funny, and prior to listening to it I would not have called myself a fan of Michael Ian Black. Now I am. I'm 41, and could identify in some way with just about every single topic he touched on in this book. It was funny. Excellent narration in just the right voice. Bottom line, I loved it. Oh, and did I mention it was funny?
Micheal Ian Black is an enjoyable narrator to listen too. The is very honest about the joys and struggles of marriage and parenting.
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.