Not one of the Lake Woebegone books, this book is irreverently funny and different than anything he has done before; his masterpiece, in my opinin.
He finds what is funny and what is sad about life right now. He reads the book himself and his delivery doubles the experience as compared to the printed version.
He's got the strangest life and family and I recognize a little of my own life and feelings in his stories.
The best thing I can say about this book is that I laughed until I ruptured something.
If you haven't discovered David Sedaris yet, do yourself a favor and get this book and every other book of his you can get your hands on.
This book is about more than money. Mr. Skousen makes sense of how the world works and brings it to you in an entertaining way that makes you not want to put the book down.
I see that he has written quite a few other books and that makes me wonder what else I'm missing.
I wish more of his books were available on Audible.
Hisotically interesting. I'd been to Pompeii and found the way the author brings the dead city alive to be rewarding.
Unfortunately the story just wasn't thrilling to me. The romance could be a bit more compelling (it's as if the author has never made love to an actual woman, though he has no problem describing the more fringe sexual pass-times of ancient Roman culture) and the web of the plot a bit more intriguing.
Also, the scientific-historical end of it was so thick and slow that you could stand a spoon in it.
If I didn't already have an interest in the city before I picked up the book I might not have ever finished it.
This is the funniest thing I have ever read. Buy this book. I listened to it at work on headphones and will doubtless lose my job after the way I carried on today. But, you know what? It was worth it!
This book should have a warning label. Audible should place this book under religious fiction. I got it hoping for a journalism thriller and instead got a wacko, zealous morality tale that I found offensive. Even if you like that sort of thing the writing was inferior.
I don't know how they got Frank Muller to read this thing, he's the best; well known for reading most of the Stephen King and John Grisham stuff, but even Muller couldn't make anything out of this pig.
Audible will probably give me my money back. They're always good about that sort of thing, but I feel the most cheated because I listened to all six hours of this thing, most of the time with my mouth agape, some of the time pounding my head against the stearing wheel. I was trapped listening on a long car trip and I almost took up sniffing gasoline as an antidote to this chucklehead's prose. Mellow-dramatic tripe. The worst thing I've ever read including backs of sugar packets and bathroom walls.
I would like there to be a rating I could give that is lower than one star. I'd like to be able to give a book NO stars.
Wow! Steve Martin is a polished literary novelist. Who knew? The story is delightfully excruciating and impossible to put down. A modern day love story that has something to teach all of us about ourselves.
Russo captures what it is to be human through his look at the denizens of this quirky small town. The book is funny and sad and made me want to move into this town and go drink coffee with these people.
It sounds cliche but seriously: You'll laugh, you'll cry and it will become part of you.
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