It was an incredibly fun listen but given the nature of the events told it is a raunchy where you wouldn't listen with the family in the car. Yet a very well told tale that thoroughly engaging and funny.
If you enjoy Newhart or if you enjoy humor that isn't aimed at the lowest common denominator, you will enjoy yourself with this book!
It was consistent with his other quality performances.
I wish it were longer but it was very funny.
One of the best biographies of a great man, from a perspective no other could offer.
This was a man writing about his pope, his mentor, a legend and his friend.
The closest view of the personal side of JP2's papacy, you will ever encounter.
The McLaughlin Group and meets aliens! It is one of C. Buckley's funniest ventures! Even more entertaining if you appreciate the McLaughlin Group, but not necessary.
YES! It was a fun "page turner"
Political junkies will love it. Those who like good satire will appreciate it. A fun ride.
If you are interested in the two primary figures, it is worth your time. If you're not, then it will not be.
He seemed to convey the right tone for what the author was conveying.
It gives you a perspective of the two men you may not have had before, which is kind of the point in a book like this. But learning about them may not always leave the impression of them that you wanted to be left.
The story being told in his own voice, takes a well told account of his road through life and just adds something extra as what he conveys is all the more precise since none know the story better than he.
If you're reading this far because you saw Dick Van Dyke, you'll probably enjoy the book a great deal.
Sure, he is one of the most versatile actors in the country and he is an astute observer of humanity.
It would have been nice if there was somewhat more about him, the private person and broaden the perspective on him a little wider than the book does.
What makes him who he is? What are his priorities and motivations? What makes things matter to him?
If you're looking for a well told account of his professional life, then this is something you will appreciate. If you want anything outside of that realm, you may very well be disappointed.
Even though his voice doesn't do the reading, the phrasing and perspective so clearly carry his "voice" in the material that it feels like spending time with the Fr. Benedict.
From the world famous who likely will be canonized in the future, to the everyday people Fr. Benedict has known in his life; its a panorama of God working through these people in Fr. Benedict's life.
Its a fun story that parodies what fans of Star Trek TOS know about the Redshirts. I was not a fan of the ending but its still worth the time for a fun ride.
It uses what you know about the Trek universe to just give you a view that you've thought about on your own, to have a few laughs at their expense.
Everything but the conclusion was very enjoyable.
If you enjoy verbal sparring, political machinations, making fun or government or non-slapstick British humor; you will really enjoy this. Comedy where the more you pay attention the more you will enjoy it.
If you like noir, dark comedy, or the lampooning of hackneyed cultural associations with Christmas, this is a very unique and enjoyable Christmas time book. (Nothing in it makes fun of the religious components of Christmas, only the cliches, tv & music specials, and commercialized traditions.) Its got to be in or around the Christmas season and you have to be the person that can get into something narrated by an elf in a Sam Spade style. If so you will have a fun time with this one. I don't know anything else like it. Great parody if you like this style.
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