Hilarious, touching and non-sequiter.
I truly laughed and my heart felt warm at Pegg's anecdotes about growing up. The most memorable, however, is the story that he interjects between memories.
The part of the book where Canterbury startles Pegg by talking over the intercom unannounced. To which Pegg commands that his robot butler to use a doorbell noise before speaking on the intercom. When Canterbury says on the intercom "Ding-Dong!" and it still startles Pegg. (lol)
I think my favorite was when he met the 4th Doctor. Tom Baker is my Doctor and hearing about Simon meeting him and being offered a Jelly Baby... Oh, it was endearing.
Let's face it. The best part about the book is the fact that Simon narrates it himself. I swear I could listen to that man read the phonebook.
The sex. The book was okay until that point about halfway thru and then the protagonist starts bumpin like bunnies and I just got grossed out. I had my fill from that insipid 50 shades crap. Why do we need to interject graphic sex scenes where they don't belong? Who is the author gunning for? I don't know of many males reaching for this material and I don't think EVERY woman wants sex slathered all over a nice getting-over-a-man story. Gratuitous, superfluous and nauseating.
Here we go... 50 Shades has opened up the flood gates for all the poorly-written over-sexualized erotica that does nothing more than bring up your last meal. I don't get it, but I wish I'd known before I waste $5 on this schlock. T_T
Oh definitely. We've all been lied to by our parents who were fed the same lies by their parents. It's fascinating to learn that the old wives' tales are bunk.
It's all memorable. The stories are engaging and interesting. Like an audio version of Mythbusters. I seem to recall one in particular about why we wash dishes with soap versus water alone. It would be great to have my ten-year-old listen to this as well.
Yes and I did.
I liked the anecdotes. The stories were cohesive, relevant and nostalgic. I don't think I stopped the audiobook once I pressed Play.
Talking about her connection to Miss Piggy.
I have not.
I have laughed in places, but I couldn't point to any specific passage. The story is more of one that makes me think that my life isn't the greatest, but it isn't so bad, either.
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