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Ken

Grapevine, TX, United States

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  • You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Michael Ian Black
    • Narrated By Michael Ian Black
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (222)

    "You’re not doing it right." Michael Ian Black has been hearing these five words all his life. And now—on the eve of his 40th birthday—he is finally beginning to wonder why. As a husband and father living in the suburbs, Michael asks the questions so many of us ask ourselves at one point or another, including "How did I end up here?" The answers are painstakingly detailed in this, Michael Ian Black’s debut memoir.

    Grant says: "Funny, Heartfelt, and Honest"
    "Really wanted to like this more..."
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    What would have made You're Not Doing It Right better?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • She Did a Bad, Bad Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Stephanie Bond
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (260)
    Story
    (261)

    Just once, mild-mannered Jane Kurtz wished she had the nerve to go for what she wants. And she really wants her neighbor, bad boy Perry Brewer. But he's totally out of her league, until she wins the lottery and decides, once and for all, to change her life. So she heads out to Vegas for the ultimate bad-girl makeover. Poor sexy Perry won't know what hit him.

    Sandra says: "NOT BAD"
    "Formulaic & Predictable"
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    What disappointed you about She Did a Bad, Bad Thing?

    Ends so abruptly I thought it was a malfunction of the player. Thin characters. Nothing terribly unique. Under-researched plot points on the lottery (if you're going to write about the legal field you may want to do some leg work as to what you're proposing.) And some stuff that just didn't make sense. Sex isn't spectacular but okay.


    What does Gabra Zackman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Gabra does a very nice job. Will definitely listen to another of her books.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Hmmm, not enough to save it although the writetr has some nice bits of phrasing.


    Any additional comments?

    I will read another of Stephanie's books - although I hope she takes more time to flush out the story and give it a more meaningful ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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