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I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!: and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny | [Bob Newhart]

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

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 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!")
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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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    Kerry Charlotte, NC, USA 01-03-07
    Kerry Charlotte, NC, USA 01-03-07 Member Since 2011
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    "I love Bob!"

    I agree with Monica from Woodstock, GA. How can you not love Bob? I was a kid when the first Bob Newhart show was on TV, so had not heard all the old routines. Perhaps if I had the book would be a rehash, but for me it was just a joy to have Bob back in my living room.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Carmody Conroe, TX, USA 11-13-07
    Carmody Conroe, TX, USA 11-13-07
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    "Great read"

    Newhart's comedy sprinkled in here and there with a light biography of Newhart's experiences make this a great read. This is really more of Bob Newhart telling "behind the scenes" stories of events in his life with his dry wit than a bio. Thoroughly enjoyed this, only wish it was longer.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Monica woodstock, GA, USA 11-07-06
    Monica woodstock, GA, USA 11-07-06
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    "who doesn't love Bob!"

    I love to hear his voice, something about it is familiar and warm. He makes me smile even if I have heard this stuff before. Get this if you are a true Bob Newhart fan.....

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Diane United States 07-27-08
    Diane United States 07-27-08 Member Since 2012
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    "Very funny!"

    I am actually not a big fan of the Bob Newhart TV shows, but I absolutely LOVED this book!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David Charlottesville, VA, USA 09-20-07
    David Charlottesville, VA, USA 09-20-07
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    "One Funny Guy"

    Bob Newhart was just a few years before my time, but I did have exposure to the Newhart shows and his comedy routines recently, and he's become one of my favorite all-time comedians. In this, his audiobiography, he is a little older, and isn't as energetic as he used to be, but he's still as witty and enjoyable as ever. It's a refreshing look at a good man and a good humorist.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Houston 07-15-07
    Amazon Customer Houston 07-15-07 Member Since 2012
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    "Lukewarm"

    I grew up on Bob Newhart, mainly his two sitcoms with a few stand-up routines thrown in. Thus, I felt I unnderstood his comic style and looked forward to this book. Alas, it went down like cheap Chinese food and left me still hungry. Even granting allowances for Bob's dead-pan delivery, the narrative doesn't seem to take the reader/listener much anywhere. I found myself wanting to know more about Bob's network years and the people he knew.

    I did rate this book 3 stars because Bob Newhart has been one of the more pleasant icons in our times. Perhaps the weakneess of this offering lies with its editing. I don't know, it just left me lukewarm.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marker Pasadena, CA, USA 07-07-07
    Marker Pasadena, CA, USA 07-07-07
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    "Good, not great"

    This is a long comedy album. You wil laugh. The key to it is that Bob himself reads it. It is the telling of the story telling that makes this worth listening to. I gave it 3 stars as it is consumable, not memorable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jay Man 06-26-07
    Jay Man 06-26-07 Member Since 2007
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    "A Newhart"

    Bob Newhart manages to cover his entire history, from entering show business, to now, all the while maintaining his low-key, addictive personal mannerisms. Always in character, he shares bumping elbows with decades of other top performers from New York, thru Vegas, and L.A.

    Newhart fans will not be disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John A. Ryan Rome, NY, USA 01-25-15
    John A. Ryan Rome, NY, USA 01-25-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Pure Bob Newhart and no one does it better!"

    Christmas 1962, my older sister, a recent college graduate, gave me 2 LP's. My Name José Jimenez by comedian Bill Dana and Button Down Mind. I was 13 years years old. She always loved my laugh and those LP'S provided our family with lots of them.
    I wish I could say that those albums propelled me into a career in comedy but no they didn't. I believe they did form my sense of humor and effect my personality. I certainly fell in love with Bob.
    I read the reviews before purchasing and was wondering how anyone could have a negative opinion of anything Bob does. After listening, I realized why- they probably are too young to really know the comedic geniuses that Bob talks about. Too bad.
    For those looking for a upbeat, uplifting listen, this recording is for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Fr. M. David CT, USA 07-26-14
    Fr. M. David CT, USA 07-26-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Hilarious for the thoughtful"
    What made the experience of listening to I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! the most enjoyable?

    If you enjoy Newhart or if you enjoy humor that isn't aimed at the lowest common denominator, you will enjoy yourself with this book!


    What about Bob Newhart’s performance did you like?

    It was consistent with his other quality performances.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish it were longer but it was very funny.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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