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Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons (The Audiobook) | [Greg Fitzsimmons]

Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons (The Audiobook)

It's what he was raised to do. Most parents would hide or destroy any evidence so clearly demonstrating their child's failures, but-lucky for us-Greg Fitzsimmons's family has preserved each mistake in its original envelope like a trophy in a case, lest he ever forget where he came from.
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Publisher's Summary

PARENTS: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME

Greg Fitzsimmons has made a lot of what appear to be bad decisions. It's what he was raised to do. Most parents would hide or destroy any evidence so clearly demonstrating their child's failures, but - lucky for us - Greg Fitzsimmons's family has preserved each mistake in its original envelope like a trophy in a case, lest he ever forget where he came from.

Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons is Greg's life, told through this cavalcade of disciplinary letters, incident reports, and newspaper clippings that his parents received from teachers and school officials. Greg picks up where his parents left off with his own collection of letters received during college and throughout his successful career as a writer, producer, and stand-up comic. Revealing the larger story of how Greg's distinctly dysfunctional Irish-American family bred him to blindly challenge anyone, anytime, anywhere, over anything, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons comes full circle to show that the Fitzsimmons torch has been passed on proudly to a new generation.

©2010 Greg Fitzsimmons (P)2011 Fitzdog Audio

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    Amazon Customer Vacaville, CA, United States 04-29-12
    Amazon Customer Vacaville, CA, United States 04-29-12 Member Since 2011

    love listening to great books while I work, clean, and drive...a great way to experience great books!!!

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    What did you love best about Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons (The Audiobook)?

    I love how personal this story was nothing held back and you really learn about the man.


    What other book might you compare Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons (The Audiobook) to and why?

    Adam Carolla's First book...the back story really paints the picture.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The author had other people read the letters, but sometimes the outside readers sound quality was not great.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed a lot his story is so honest and you can nit help , but to enjoy it.


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    Doug Redwood City, CA, United States 04-16-12
    Doug Redwood City, CA, United States 04-16-12
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    I really like the way Greg put his memoir together. I listen to his podcast, and so I'm familiar with -- and appreciate -- his self-deprecating sense of humor and world view. But this audiobook gave me such a wonderful look at his life. He's such an open book here: he exposes himself, his family (lucky them) and his insecurities... in a funny way. He's a genius and this audiobook is, too.

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    Patrick Galloway, NJ 01-16-12
    Patrick Galloway, NJ 01-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I expected a story about becoming a comedian, which would have been enjoyable enough. However, I was pleasantly surprised that Greg crafted a story that was vivid, poignant, and relevant, as well as really funny. Thanks!


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    Brian Parks Bakersfield, CA, United States 08-13-12
    Brian Parks Bakersfield, CA, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2004

    A man like any other. Only more so.

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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Different production technique or maybe a different narrator.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Since the author is a seasoned performer I'll have to assume the the way he was recorded is why hie voice got so irritating after a while.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


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