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 has bungee-jumped off the Manhattan Bridge. He enjoys antagonizing political figures, powerful retailers and the Kardashians. He listens to metal while he works out. 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 and Margaret Atwood have a thing going on Twitter. He is lucky to be alive.
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"Rob Delaney has done it again! Actually, this is his first book, so he has not 'done it again.' Actually, this book is so good, I doubt he will be able to do it again. He's peaked" (Judd Apatow)
"Warning: This book may cause involuntary seepage. Some funny, funny, funny, funny s*** from the most dangerous man on Twitter. The fact that he's just as funny in long form makes me want to vomit with envy" (Anthony Bourdain)
"All it takes to be as funny as Rob Delaney is luck, good timing, deep compassion, reckless imaginative agility, a flawless grasp of the inner workings of language, and criminally vast quantities of mojo. What a jerk" (Teju Cole, author of Open City)
NOT REALLY NORMAL
love it when someone who writes their book reads it. you get the feeling of what they were writing! he told jokes they way he wanted them to come across
i laughed alot. even though there where some serious parts to the story
"Short, funny and moving"
I got this as a palate cleanser in between epic bouts of Song of Ice and Fire.
Rob Delaney is hilarious and twitter and I loved his stand up show so was looking forward to this book. It's more like a series of essays than a linear narrative, recounting episodes from his life.It's humane and funny and full of warmth. He talks about addiction very openly and movingly without every falling into self pity or self justification.
Rob Delaney reads his own words extremely well - no problems in capturing the authorial tone of voice!
Obviously, there are lots of swearing, sex and drug references. If that sort of thing bothers you then you are not going to have a good time here.
Ultimately, it's about the redemptive power of love and comedy. Loved it.
"Funny with a capital F"
What a fantastic book. I've loved listening and was sad when it ended. Don't listen if you don't like swearing though.
Every time I played it, it left me feeling queasy. I guess it's a frank confession, but, well, yuk....
"Rob Delaney is great"
Brutally honest and laugh out loud funny with a clear voice that is very easy to listen to.
Yes, possibly I would lean more to his writing than narrating - surprisingly flat for a performer.
Yes, but I think there is a lot of room for him to improve his narration skills.
See: Catastrophe. It's a series by and starring Rob Delaney.
"Frank, honest and hilarious."
An honest and hilariously crude walk through addiction, hepatitis and comedy. Delaney's delivery is dryly comic. Lovely stuff Geoff.
"He's a man I wanna play ping pong and..."
...listen to Dinosaur Jr. with. Funny, heartwarming, unsentimental, sad, happy and loads of other things.
I was prompted to buy this booked having watched 'Catastrophe' TV programme on channel 4 which was cowritten and stars Rob Delaney. I enjoy listening to autobiographies narrated by the author. It is interesting as the content is very frank and open. It's not as laugh out loud funny as suggested by previous reviews but definitely witty and amusing. The final chapters felt disjointed as he skips how he met his wife and there is real concluding chapter that tied the book together neatly.
Rob's voice is so soothing I kept falling asleep! Not that his story is dull, far from it. Very entertaining bio with deeply personal moments and his usual brilliant wit.
"Not what I expected!"
I'm now in love with Rob after this book. It was not at all what I expected. It was so touching and really thought provoking. Plus I almost peed my pants on several occasions. Brilliant!
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