Remember that Halloween when you accidentally dressed up as an African American slave? What about the time you accidentally digested a piece of your dead father? The Adventures of KungFu Mike and the Magic Sunglasses is a collection of short stories, some of which are so hysterical they will make you laugh uncontrollably - and others so unfortunate they'll surely cause you to cringe or cry. This genre-bending series of real-life short stories blends tales of an ill-fated adolescence with priceless details of an awkward prepubescence and other incredible experiences and recollections.
If you're already a fan of David Sedaris, then you're definitely going to be a fan of Michael Boulerice. You won't look at life quite the same after listening to this nonfiction narrative of life, love, friendship, and that feeling you get when you drink too much laxative tea.
©2015 Michael Boulerice (P)2016 KFMedia
I purchased the paperback version of this book for my brother when it first came out, and immediately downloaded the audio version for my daily commute when it became available on audible. I can't say enough about how much I love it. It is just SO good.
The narrator reminded me of the guy who voiced The Sandlot, which would be fantastic on its own, but is even better when you consider that more than one chapter describes in detail about the author taking a shit. He takes you on a brutally honest journey, not only describing his impressive BM's (Mike, you might have Crohn's disease...), but also the drunken debauchery of his teens and early twenties, his misadventures with girls, and the complicated relationship he has with his family. He opens himself up in a way that you feel like you were there. It's like sitting at a bar with your best friend and hearing them tell a story that you've already heard, but insisting that they tell it again. I can't wait for him to write another one.
Michael's collection of life experiences translate really well as an Audible book. It's like a collection of funny, well written short stories that are easy to follow as you drive, work, or do whatever task is keeping you from holding a book.
"Not very interesting stories from a not very likeable guy"
I liked the sound of this audiobook, thinking it would be a series of funny interesting stories, It wasn't!
It's well written and there is the odd laugh to be fair but not enough! I didn't find the stories very interesting or remarkable, just everyday type stuff people get up to really.
The main reason I didn't like it though was I got the feeling the author was a bit of a douche bag!
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