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.
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.
Gabra does a very nice job. Will definitely listen to another of her books.
Hmmm, not enough to save it although the writetr has some nice bits of phrasing.
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.
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