So funny! Especially the "Gwen" episode! I, too, almost wrecked while driving and listening to this selection. It was so funny that it caused me, just recovering from pneumonia, to have an enormous coughing fit and almost wreck my car. I had to pull over so that I could listen to the rest of it. Cho is an excellent mimic. I particularly love her imitation of her mother. Definitely buy this one!
A nice listen: rarely did my mind wander as it sometimes does with audio books. The reader does a great job keeping the story on track. I enjoyed listening to the cultural differences between the French and the English. It would probably make a good Lifetime movie.
I usually love Roy Blount, Jr. Unfortunately, the guy who is reading this book has no clue how to emphasize words in a Southern way, not does he even have a Southern accent. His expression in no way conveys Mr. Blount's humor. I feel like if I actually read the selection my self, I would find it much funnier than I have by listening to it here. I'd give it one star, but I'm sure the author wrote a fine book; it's just too bad that the reader completely messed it up.
Yes, it helps to be either open-minded or not Republican to enjoy this book. Having said that, I laughed out loud many times while driving to work. I think one of my favorite moments in the story has to do with her memories of watching Watergate as a child. It's something that I also remember as a big part of my childhood. The one thing I could do without on the selection is the music between each essay. But I can live with it.
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