I tried to return but didn't know how. Don't like the book at all. Very boring. complete waste of a credit.
Not for me
I wish I could exchange it but don't know how.
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
Three short, free stories that made me laugh out loud. Narrated with finesse. What is the worst cuss word.....?
I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!
Yes. loved his dry humor.
The short where he's waiting for the actor to ask what he did for living. Sad, and SO funny.
A very dry, tongue and cheek humor. I don't usually enjoy authors reading their own work. They tend to sound so self-conscience. Not so here.
I can't really imagine this book as a film. Perfect as is.
I will definitely look for more work by Jon Ronson.
Marketer. The Engineer-MBA stereotype. Sports-fiction writer. Poor reader of text. Thus at Audible. God Bless.
Everyday. Funny. Endearing.
Yes. The soup incident totally made me laugh out loud.
More such free snippets please
I appreciate authors who are self-deprecating, whether it's physically or mentally. The author takes digs at everyone, including himself. Like I summarized in my headline, Jon Ronson's style reminds me of Bill Bryson's...and then throw in some Ricky Gervais.
Since J.R. is the author, he knows exactly where to pause...knows exactly where to put the tones and inflections for the best effects.
Fun, smart, comedic family stories. His style/humor doesn't suit everyone's taste, but I loved this FREE DOWNLOAD! What a find!
The short stories are really funny. They are well worth the price (free). This is a no-brainer, definitely get this collection of shorts and give them a listen. They are simply fun listens.
This is supposed to be a "family" book? Only heard the first three sentances when I knew this book was not for me.
Since taking my first creative writing class in 2008 the pleasure I used to get from reading has been greatly reduced. I notice things I never noticed before. That said, I think I rate books pretty generously. Anyone who actually manages to write a whole book and then get it published deserves an extra star.
A great little compilation of Jon Ronson's self-deprecating, anxiety-ridden stories about family life. He's kind of a straight David Sedaris.