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Steven Starr

Morris Plains, NJ United States | Member Since 2012

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  • How to Be a Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Caitlin Moran
    • Narrated By Caitlin Moran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (423)
    Performance
    (390)
    Story
    (389)

    Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them? Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother.

    L. Calder says: "Hysterical manual for the 21st century woman"
    "Best thing I've listened to on Audible"
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    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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  • Care to Make Love in That Gross Little Space Between Cars?: A Believer Book of Advice

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Judd Apatow (Introduction), Patton Oswalt (Introduction), The Believer, and others
    • Narrated By Patton Oswalt, Fred Willard, Bob Saget, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    The Believer magazine presents a compendium of advice from producers, writers, and actors of The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, Late Show with David Letterman, The Hangover, and The Colbert Report, along with other musicians, cartoonists, New Yorker writers, and those similarly unqualified to offer guidance.

    Ruth says: "Beyond Horrible. Don't waste your time."
    "Stupid, not funny, worst audible ever."
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    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.

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