I couldn't agree more with an earlier reviewer that said, "I found it a bit tedious. The book is poorly paced and the writing, line-by-line, uninspired; the efforts at humor were effortful."
I'm the kind of person that can listen to nearly anything and find something interesting ... not so with this book. Yes, thee Father Joe sounds interesting, but there is so little actually there about Father Joe. It took real effort to force myself to listen, the whole time thinking that something would happen that would redeem the tediousness.
I had heard Tony on The Moth podcast and loved him - decided that moment to listen to his book. Big mistake! His ~10 minute rendition of the story on the podcast was a hundred times better than the 10 hour book.
I simply cannot think of one, single way to improve the story or how it was delivered! Each day I found myself sitting in my car in the garage, listening to just a few more minutes before I had to turn the key off and go back to reality. I laughed, I cried, my heart ached and soared - - and I didn't want the story to end.
I haven't always been a Tina Fey fan (and frankly not a big fan of 30 Rock) but after this book I'm ready to sign up for her fan club. I found her humor on target and the book engrossing. Thanks Tina!
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