Some might be a tad off put by the delivery of the author's narration; for example, the swearing and bitterness.
However, I enjoyed it and took it as who he was: a comedy writer who had some success in the industry (he wrote for Wings and Becker) and many failures and knows what it's like to be both screwed and fought over by networks.
Ian discusses what it was like writing and selling scripts; having to please network executives while maintaining his original story (and sanity) without sugar coating a thing.
He gives a few tips, and those interested in pursuing writing comedy scripts (or any sort of script) should find his honesty helpful.
I'm just a fan of how things are in television "behind the scenes", so I found it quite enjoyable.
The only issue I did have was how he read the work: not every author will make for a great narrator and he isn't the best...he does sound like he is reading his work in an unnatural fashion, which can be distracting. It sounds like he's just looking at the page and reading it without thinking too much about what he's saying.
Overall, I enjoyed the audiobook, but it's not for everyone.
Losing It, mainly deals with Valerie's struggles with her weight and negative self perceptions.
There are other personal aspects such as her relationship with Eddie and her sitcom life.
Valerie gives a great read of her book; really drawing you in with a warm and friendly voice. By the time I had finished listening, I felt as though I was hearing a friend speak about her life.
It goes by quick and even quicker if you're drawn in, like I was.
The only fault I have is that this is abridged.So, I'll be borrowing the book from the library to see what I missed.
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