Crosley is fantastic in her second book. You can tell she has matured some since I Was Told There'd be Cake. The writing in this book is a better and a bit more personal. Not all the stories/Essays are as hilarious as her first book, however I feel that How Did You Get This Number stands up well as a follow up book.
Far and away one of Sarah Vowell's best books. Informative yet funny. She has a style all her own. She absolutely owns it in this book. It is worth buying once for yourself and then again for your friends. You should also try Assassination Vacation.
It's alright. There is nothing earth shattering contained in this book. I don't think it is meant to have the greatest revelations. It seems to be a bit of self indulgence for JLH. I guess that is alright if it is what she needed to move on in here life. The audio is a bit rough. It sounded like she recorded it in her living room with a four track recorder. If you are buying it for entertainment and fun then it is fine, if you are buying it because you think it will change your life...then please get help elsewhere.
What could have been a great book falls very flat. The author seems to take delight in the deaths of Dylan and Eric. The job of a reporter is to remain objective. What may have made this horrible is the voice of Don Leslie. He has ruined a few audio books for me. I know he is beloved by the audio book community but he voice lends wells to 1930's detective radio hour or perhaps a spooky movie, not one of the worst tragedies in the past twenty years. Not even worth a full star rating.
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