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
love listening to great books while I work, clean, and drive...a great way to experience great books!!!
I love how personal this story was nothing held back and you really learn about the man.
Adam Carolla's First book...the back story really paints the picture.
The author had other people read the letters, but sometimes the outside readers sound quality was not great.
I laughed a lot his story is so honest and you can nit help , but to enjoy it.
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.
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!
A man like any other. Only more so.
Different production technique or maybe a different narrator.
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.
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