Who is that hairy guy in the green Speedo?
Rob Delaney is a father, a husband, a comedian, a writer. He is the author of an endless stream of beautiful, insane jokes on Twitter. He is sober. He is sometimes brave. He speaks French. He loves women with abundant pubic hair and saggy naturals. He has bungee jumped off of the Manhattan Bridge. He enjoys antagonizing political figures. He listens to metal while he works out. He likes to fart. He broke into an abandoned mental hospital with his mother. He played Sir Lancelot in Camelot. He has battled depression. He is funny as s***. He cleans up well. He is friends with Margaret Atwood. He is lucky to be alive.
Listen to these hilarious and heartbreaking true stories and learn how Rob came to be the man he is today.
©2013 Rob Delaney (P)2013 Random House Audio
This book was amazing! It made me actually laugh out loud and it made me cry; it completely drew me in and I was lost in his story. I listen to a ton of audiobooks and not only is Rob Delaney a fantastic writer, but he also is a great reader and I loved listening to his book. I crushed the book in one sitting because I literally couldn't put it down, or in this case, stop myself from listening to it. I highly recommend this book!
This was perhaps one of the most enjoyable audiobooks I've listened too in a long time. Rob narrating really adds to the story as well.
Having been a fan of Rob's Twitter page, and then his stand-up, it's awesome to hear stories about the life experiences that give Rob's comedy its edge.
It's a fun and funny listen, and I've recommended it to everyone I come in contact with.
I hope Rob continues on his trajectory and keeps writing and performing. He is an inspiration.
If you're one of the perverts who follow Rob on Twitter then definitely pickup this book to see what makes him tick (or cum). Just know this book is light on jokes (listen to his album if you want punchlines about pants-sauce). Rob's struggle with booze is moving and eye-opening about what's it like to crave substances.
I've listened to a lot of comedians' memoirs. They all serve up stories explaining childhood misdeeds, scars, relationships, regrets, and careers turns. In Rob Delaney's case, there quite a few stories that show he's lucky to be alive (and knows it). How enjoyable each memoir is depends on how much you like and relate to the stories and their teller. For me, this book is my favorite since Bossypants, both because I love Delaney's sense of humor and because I'm almost the same age, so I was delighted to hear a few random, quirky similarities in our experiences. I'm sure this book won't work for everyone, but I loved listening to his stories. I just wish it were longer.
I fell in love once, long ago in California, and all that remains of him in my heart is an audiobook addiction.
Rob Delaney is famous for sending offbeat messages to companies and corporations on Twitter. The man behind the page, though, has an incredible story. Having struggles of my own with addiction and depression, it was wonderful to hear him speak so candidly about his struggles and his process to find peace with himself.
Jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge - his storytelling ability is absolutely breathtaking.
His honesty - it's just unbelievably refreshing.
I absolutely, completely loved this book. If you approach the book anticipating Rob's Twitter persona, you'll find some of it - but maybe not as much as you might expect. Trust that this is a good thing. He tells his story with as much comedy as appropriate - serious when he needs to be, then lightens things up again with some of his trademark comedy.
In addition to the humor and a nicely written personal story, Delaney shares about his battle with addiction in a helpful, reflective way that can help both addicts and those close to them on the sidelines.
My dad likes to tell people I devour books. It makes me sound like a monster, and I kind of like it.
I've followed him on Twitter for a number of years. They don't lie when they say he's the funniest person on Twitter. I kind of miss the weird speedo picture he had as his avatar - totally added to his persona (he mentions this in the book).
I can't really. I don't read/listen to a lot of memoir-type books. I really didn't know what to expect from this book, but it was a pleasant surprise. His wit is woven expertly through tales of addiction, and by some miracle the negativity you assume will be there, just isn't. Because he's damn funny.
Oh dear. Probably someone from the camp? All of the characters were great, but the main character (Rob himself) was really great to follow and learn about how he really took charge of his life. After many, many, debaucherous incidents.
When he decides to get clean. Takes a lot of courage, and he downplayed it - but he should be very proud.
Rob Delaney narrating is perfection. His comic delivery is spot on. I never thought I would be laughing at some daaaark stuff, but he's some sort of mad genius. Got to love him for that.
Rob Delaney thinks he's very interesting.
There. Now you've basically read the book.
Provide a lot less detail about far more interesting stories.
How he scored this book deal on so little content.
Please don't write another book. Stick to posting tweets & collecting stars.
If my friend was an alcoholic struggling to come to terms with their addiction, sure. I'd recommend it. If my friend loved Rob Delany and wanted to know more about his life, sure. Give it a read.If you don't know or care who Rob Delany is, this audiobook isn't for you.If you were looking for a funny or light audiobook to listen to, probably not for you.
Rob Delany is a funny guy, but this book has nothing in common with his comedy. So many of his essays were very ordinary and commonplace tellings of his college years, which probably could have been funnier or more entertaining with a little more editing.He does a good job talking about his struggle with alcoholism, but it's in a very somber tone. That's not a fault of the book, but based on the marketing and title of the book, you'd never expect it to be such a heavy-handed or personal account.
His reading was pretty monotone throughout, and his material would have been more enjoyable had he worked on his delivery a bit more.
Don't go into this book expecting any of Rob Delany's Twitter or Stand-up wit or persona. This is a straight-up memoir. If that doesn't scare you off, you'll probably be able to enjoy it.
Living a non-life telling a non-story. Nothing compelling about this story. Should have hired another narrator. Speaks to the narcissism.
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