I had seen the movie first, but no real surprises here. The movie adaptation was actually quite close to the book. Very interesting story, and the narration was great.
Okay, yes. Most of this material is recycled from his various stand-up routines, but I still laughed out loud - even on my second listen (yes, I listened twice). I suppose it helps that I love kids, have many friends with children, and am already a Gaffigan fan, but my husband and I both really enjoyed it!
This is a great little introduction to the Storycorps Project which records people interviewing loved ones about their experiences in order to archive them as part of our public history. Such a great idea! And I really enjoyed the selections in this piece.
I'm just in a serious relationship, not married yet. But I found this book to be very interesting and helpful - easy to listen to and understand. It's great to get these concepts BEFORE marriage instead of after years of unhappiness.
The male narrator was great, but I felt the female narrator was miscast. Not that she had a bad voice. It just wasn't right for this. So it was harder at times to focus on what she was saying. But as someone else pointed out, she only reads one chapter and the appendix, so it's not a big deal.
I didn't like this book as much as I wanted to. It's a little long and muddled with the politics of the fictional Oz. It was also way more "adult" than I was expecting, which I could have done without. But if you can get past that, it certainly has interesting parts, and it's fun to try to figure out how characters and events relate to the story we know and love.
I loved this book so much that I started listening a second time as soon as it was over. It's a charming little story, and I really enjoyed the narration.
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