Chicago, IL USA | Listener Since 2009
Young. Parents. Enjoy!
Gaffigan is a great story teller and his observations about parenting his brood of children connects with parents of young children (and those who can remember when their own children were young).
Possibly. I was a bit surprised (my fault!) at how focused this book was on the issues of parents of young children. I had hoped for more classic Gaffigan humor tied to general observations. I bought the book because I'm a fan and don't regret it at all.
Not really. I found myself listening to bits and pieces as I drove around looking for a house. Good for filling the long gaps.
At some points Gaffigan sounds a bit too much like he's reading a script, not always falling on the end of sentences or phrases correctly. Not sure if a coach would help him for future books (yes please!). I was distracted by these occurrences throughout. Keep writing, the world needs "clean" comics (ode to this book).
Learning. Being. Christ.
Love Wins covers some of this material which gets elaborated here-in.
This was classic Rob Bell. He's a natural orator and solid theological thinker which comes through in his work.
The very end. Bell's story about sitting in the open water on surfboards and understanding that "here is God" was powerful for me.
Great stuff. I hope Bell continues to provide challenges to theological thinkers who can presume too much about what it means to live out being the presence of Christ for others in the world. Christianity needs a variety of voices and diversity of thought, all of which can and should be centered on Christ.
I plan to listen to this book again. Kevin Pollack is a master story teller, mix that with his spot on impersonations and humor and this book will be good for more laughing out loud.
Pollack's storyteller skills made me feel like I was truly in the story with him.
I loved the story about how Pollack got invited to be on the Tonight Show but opted to wait until he could do it his way, complete with a couch visit with Johnny Carson. Bold and
I laughed out loud several times, a few while sitting on the beach which led to other people giving me a funny look. It was worth it!
Lots of language concerns for young ears, don't listen in the school carpool. Save it for after you drop the kids off.
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