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Joyce

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  • Too Fat to Fish

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Artie Lange
    • Narrated By Artie Lange
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (130)

    A natural storyteller with a bottomless pit of material, Lange grew up in a close-knit, working-class Italian family in Union, New Jersey, as a maniacal Yankees fan who pursued the two things his father said he was cut out for: sports and comedy. Wild, shocking, and drop-dead hilarious, Too Fat to Fish is Artie Lange giving everything he's got to give. And like a true pro, the man never disappoints.

    John says: "great book, horrid readers"
    "Great, if disturbing, book"
    Overall

    This is an excellent book that honestly depicts Artie's ups and downs in the industry. Sometimes you will listen in horror as he details how he self destructed as great opportunity after great opportunity was handed to him. Even though you sometimes want to slap him across the face and shake him sober you will never hate Artie. He is a lovable screw-up who you will keep you laughing throughout the book.

    Here is the one negative. When Artie and Gary read the book it flows well. When the other readers jump in it become painful. The only good thing is that even their poor performances don't wreck the book. The story is able to transcend the reader.

    I highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Steve Martin
    • Narrated By Steve Martin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2532)
    Performance
    (1144)
    Story
    (1138)

    In the mid-70s, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. Born Standing Up is, in his own words, the story of "why I did stand-up and why I walked away".

    Andrew says: "Fantastic"
    "Excellent, insightful book"
    Overall

    Simply put... An extremely enjoyable read (listen). Steve Martin helps the reader (listener) understand why at the top of his profession he walked away.

    Highly recommend this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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