This production is nominally a set of advice-column-like questions submitted by Believer readers that are answered in advice columnist style by the contributors, presumably in their own voices. The questions were uninteresting, and the answers were without exception UNamusing. Just not funny or even interesting. I gave up after a few hours of listening that did not raise so much as a chuckle. I abandoned listening to this, and started listening instead to "How to be a woman" by Caitlin Moran, and was relieved to discover that my capacity for appreciating humor, wit, and a very appealing presentation had not been permanently crippled by the Believer garbage. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. Very disappointing, because in the past I have enjoyed a lot of humor from the mcsweeneys mill. I only regret that I could not figure out how to give it zero stars in every category.
I REALLY liked this. Moran is an extremely entertaining narrator, and I so much liked what she had to say about the virtues of strident feminism that I've been nagging my 19 year old daughter to listen to it, and have at last met with success! Anyway, there were a lot of British cultural and celebrity references that I just didn't get, so I bought the paperback to help me resolve them. After I do, I'm going to return to this and listen to it again!
This audiobook just edges out Samantha Bee's "I know I am but what are you?" and Wendy Spero's "Microthrills".
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