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.
Jon spares no one, least of all himself. The stories are all refreshingly funny and had me laughing alone in my kitchen.
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.
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.
This book was narrated by Jon Ronson himself, and if you look at a picture of him while listening, you can almost duplicate the excitement of listening to him in person (he is on the Daily Show and Colbert every now and again). Lots of fun and, well, I don't want to spoil anything, but he is very funny.