This isn't a memoir like most memoirs. It's an audiobook only Bob Newhart could have conceived, with his unique worldview and irrepressibly wry humor. Oh, and there's a fair bit of plain silliness, too.
©2006 Bob Newhart. All Rights Reserved; (P)2006 Hyperion
"Bob Newhart is a great comedian and a great American." (David Hyde Pierce)
I am so glad Newhart read this himself. Who else could tell a Newhart story? And what an inspiring and funny life story? He could have quit many times but kept plugging away and found his place. America is so blessed that he did not stay with his accounting career. And his last chapter is so correct - we need to be able to laugh at ourselves and not be so PC!
I am enjoying this book. I have loved Bob Newhart for ages and his life story is interesting to me. I like that he repeats some of his best routines.
I love Bob Newhart and this was an excellent book!
I enjoyed it so much more because he narrated it himself and no one else can talk like Bob Newhart.
Definately worth listening too again and again.
That Bob Newhart stammered through the whole book. That he read it himself, Telling some of his best jokes, from all his albums.
That Bob Newhart told some of his best jokes dating back to Button Down Mind to the Present, I would not have bought if I did not enjoy Newhart's humor and I got it in a large book size release.
The old stuff like Driver Instructor and some of the phone call routines he did in the book that were also on his old albums. I loved those old albums and got a few on CD, I love listening to them. Mostly the best of kind thing but some of the older ones. My parent still had Button Down Mind and I would listen to it all the time in college. Brings back good memories.
Made me laugh really hard, I love his slow build up humor, it is just plan funny and with out a lot of cussing or swearing.
Newhart was always one of a kind in the world of comedy, I wish there were more like him.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Bob's stories and antedotes. He's lead quite an interesting life, remained humble and not your typical stand up comedian. He's clean, funny, and true to his craft. I am a huge fan. 😃
Sorry Bob but this is boring! Endless reminiscences about the comedy world of the 50's & 60's feel so passé & irrelevant. His soft spoken ironic style falls flat.
Yes! Largely due to that fact that you get to hear Bob read it and deliver the comic bits.
I'm a Newhart fan so it's great to hear him sharing in his on voice.
I was laughing at the bits he re-creates.
Bob Newhart recalls the story of his life and comedy career in a relaxing, conversational tone which makes you feel like you're having coffee together.
Newhart performs samples of his classic comedy acts throughout the book.
For those of us who only know the public Bob Newhart it is a privilege that the author takes us backstage and, in a honest recount, relates the major ups and downs of his life in show business.
If you're looking for a definitive memoir, this isn't it. This is a fun look back at Bob's life and (mostly) performing times, with Bob doing some of his great routines. It' a quick and enjoyable listen.
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