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You're Better than Me Audiobook

You're Better than Me: A Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

In the spirit of Mindy Kaling, Kelly Oxford, and Sarah Silverman, a compulsively listenable and outrageously funny memoir of growing up as a fish out of water, finding your voice, and embracing your inner crazy person from popular actress, writer, and comedian Bonnie McFarlane.

It took Bonnie McFarlane a lot of time, effort, and tequila to get to where she is today. Before she starred on Last Comic Standing and directed her own films, she was an inappropriately loud tomboy growing up on her parents' farm in Cold Lake, Canada, wetting her pants during standardized tests, and killing chickens. Desperate to find "her people" - like-minded souls who wouldn't judge her because she was honest, ruthless, and, okay, sometimes really rude - Bonnie turned to comedy.

In her explosively funny and no-holds-barred memoir, Bonnie tells it like it is and lays bare all of her smart (and not-so-smart) decisions along her way to finding her friends and her comedic voice. From fistfights in elementary school to riding motorcycles to the World Famous Comic Strip to Late Night with David Letterman and through to her infamous C word bit on Last Comic Standing, You're Better than Me is her funny and outrageous trip through the good, bad, and ugly of her life in comedy. McFarlane doesn't always keep her mouth shut when she should, but at least she makes people laugh. And that's all that matters, right?

©2016 Bonnie Vos (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    jason 02-26-16
    jason 02-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "love Bonnie was great to hear her story."

    I wanted to go back in time and be her friend. It's always nice to have a friend like her in your life. Your a good egg Bonnie. thanks for the "dick" jokes and the dick jokes. Good things to you and all in your life. Jason Meyers

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan Placek 03-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sandy!!! She wrote a book...it's crazy, a book!!!"

    First off, love Bonnie. From her Stand up to her podcast and radio show hilarious and miserable all the way. Overall the book was great typical comedian memoir with a bit of nonsense thrown in at the end. Felt the audio version could of used a better performance though. I'm so used to hearing this talented woman go through her myriad of voices and inflections on her various shows that the flat reading of this left a bit to be desired. Rambling on in your own words for eight plus hours can be tedious and I'm sure some hack producer encouraged it to be this way but I'm sure it's way better than a marbled mouthed Legend would of done.

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    Jeffrey Airmont, NY, United States 11-16-16
    Jeffrey Airmont, NY, United States 11-16-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Very funny for the duration."

    Great stories, honest and funny all the way through. From childhood to present, very funny.

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    L. Shawcroft 10-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Totally Rad, Man. The bomb!"

    I love this book and I love the young woman who wrote it.
    I'm lucky to be able to call Bonnie a friend and the word 'proud' doesn't even begin to share how I feel about her and this book. Another word could be 'bullshit!' - even though I know Bonnie very well and I'm profoundly aware of how funny she is - I can't believe she actually wrote the whole thing! By herself! Congratulations! Any reader or listener is in for a treat - Bonnie shares her humor, he life and her talent with us in "You're Better Than Me". Awesome.

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    JL Morristown, TN, US 10-05-16
    JL Morristown, TN, US 10-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved"

    She has got to be one of the funniest ever!!! Love her writing and comedy

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    Leah 09-09-16
    Leah 09-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful. Humble."
    What does Bonnie McFarlane and Alexander Cendese bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I couldn't have heard the correct tone in her telling of any of her experiences.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The kitten. Bonnie's heart shows throughout the whole book but Hollywood's rescue really moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this book with no expectations as I didn't know much about the author. I loved the way she narrated, the things she shared about the things we all have inside of us but can't say out loud, and I especially loved hearing about her childhood...that she got the gift that many of us missed out on-old school values and a foundation that teaches through example about how to work hard for what one has. It teaches us to appreciate what matters. She's so honest and humble. Still a real person even after 'making it big'. I'm a new fan.

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    Stephanie 08-26-16
    Stephanie 08-26-16
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    "A Hoot!!"

    A true laugh riot.. which is a surprise, since im not a fan of your stand up, but more of your podcast & radio show
    I'm a real fan... now

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    Lindsay Marina, CA, United States 08-23-16
    Lindsay Marina, CA, United States 08-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Easy and Fun Listening"

    Pretty funny story. Held my attention the whole time. The ending was kind of abrupt. I thought she could have added more to the story. I'd recommend this.

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    amy 07-13-16
    amy 07-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "She is very funny"

    Bonnie is so witty and funny. I was disappointed in the number of times she talked about failing onstage. It seems very belabored. I hoped for more plain old funny and less "inside the comedy circuit". That being said, I did really enjoy it.

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    Brad T. Avery Canada 05-12-16
    Brad T. Avery Canada 05-12-16 Listener Since 2008

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    "A good look at the life of a comedian."

    The book talks about her life up to her marriage to Rich Vos. If you love the My Wife Hates me podcast you'll love this book.

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