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I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! Audiobook

I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!: and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny

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Publisher's Summary

That stammer. Those basset-hound eyes. That bone-dry wit. There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. In this, his first audiobook ever, Newhart gives us his brilliant and bemused twist on a multitude of topics, including flying, the trials of a family holiday in a Winnebago, and more serious subjects, such as golf. And, of course, there are side-splittingly funny stories from his life and career. Who else has a drinking game named after him? ("Hi, Bob!")

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

What the Critics Say

  • Grammy Award Nominee, Best Spoken Word Album, 2006

"Bob Newhart is a great comedian and a great American." (David Hyde Pierce)

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    diane t 12-09-16
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    "HAHAHAHA oh sorry hahahaha"

    Turn the volume up...you don't want to miss any of this and Bob is a pretty soft-spoken guy! I had forgotten about the other show he did!

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    Donna 11-23-16
    Donna 11-23-16
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    Longer than I've been alive, I've been a fan of Bob Newhart. My father was a huge fan so if Bob was on our TV that is what the family - born and unborn - watched. It's odd to think of Bob as a Chicago native for he seems the ultimate small town guy. Thanks for recording this bio.

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    Carol Giallombardo 10-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointed."

    I grew up enjoying Bob Newhart's tv shows and was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately, it lacked the punch I was expecting. Many of the chapters just ended without a real conclusion to the story he had been telling. I'm not sorry that I read the book.I was just expecting more.

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    Amazon Customer 02-25-16
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    "Awesome and Insightful"

    Great insight into Bob Newhart and stand up comedy. Highly recommended for a relaxing and chuckling - good time.

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    Wendy Gray 05-15-12
    Wendy Gray 05-15-12
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    "A fun anecdotal reflection"

    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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    Susan Kitchener, ON, Canada 06-13-08
    Susan Kitchener, ON, Canada 06-13-08
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    "Enjoyable"

    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.

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    Robert Drumheller, AB, Canada 08-28-07
    Robert Drumheller, AB, Canada 08-28-07
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    "Classic Bob"

    Classic Newhart. Great listen.

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    Gordon Suita, Japan 03-14-10
    Gordon Suita, Japan 03-14-10 Member Since 2011
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    "So unfunny it was painful"

    This audiobook was simply not funny at all. He describes one failure after another in his attempts to be funny over the years and how the audience did not find him funny. You start to feel sorry for him, then pity, then it just becomes painful as he continues to attempt to make jokes and they fall flat. Clearly the Grammy nomination was nothing more than a tribute.

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    Hugo First New York, NY US 01-25-08
    Hugo First New York, NY US 01-25-08 Member Since 2014
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    "Don't listen if you liked Bob"

    I've always liked Bob Newharts shows, even his comic routines in the 60's and 70's...unfortunately, this autobiography comes across as clueless, overprivileged and self-adulating...none of the things we want to believe about Bob. Maybe he was just having a bad dream and he'll wake up next to his old self.

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    Nancy Denver, CO, USA 06-14-08
    Nancy Denver, CO, USA 06-14-08
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    "lol funny"

    The is a great book and Bob Newhart's narration is right on.

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