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Publisher's Summary

That stammer. Those basset-hound eyes. That bone-dry wit. There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. In this, his first audiobook ever, Newhart gives us his brilliant and bemused twist on a multitude of topics, including flying, the trials of a family holiday in a Winnebago, and more serious subjects, such as golf. And, of course, there are side-splittingly funny stories from his life and career. Who else has a drinking game named after him? ("Hi, Bob!")

This isn't a memoir like most memoirs. It's an audiobook only Bob Newhart could have conceived, with his unique worldview and irrepressibly wry humor. Oh, and there's a fair bit of plain silliness, too.

©2006 Bob Newhart. All Rights Reserved; (P)2006 Hyperion

Critic Reviews

  • Grammy Award Nominee, Best Spoken Word Album, 2006

"Bob Newhart is a great comedian and a great American." (David Hyde Pierce)

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  • Pasadena, CA, USA
  • 07-07-07

Good, not great

This is a long comedy album. You wil laugh. The key to it is that Bob himself reads it. It is the telling of the story telling that makes this worth listening to. I gave it 3 stars as it is consumable, not memorable.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A Newhart

Bob Newhart manages to cover his entire history, from entering show business, to now, all the while maintaining his low-key, addictive personal mannerisms. Always in character, he shares bumping elbows with decades of other top performers from New York, thru Vegas, and L.A.

Newhart fans will not be disappointed.

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HAHAHAHA oh sorry hahahaha

Turn the volume up...you don't want to miss any of this and Bob is a pretty soft-spoken guy! I had forgotten about the other show he did!

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Disappointed.

I grew up enjoying Bob Newhart's tv shows and was really looking forward to this book. Unfortunately, it lacked the punch I was expecting. Many of the chapters just ended without a real conclusion to the story he had been telling. I'm not sorry that I read the book.I was just expecting more.

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Awesome and Insightful

Great insight into Bob Newhart and stand up comedy. Highly recommended for a relaxing and chuckling - good time.

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  • Susan
  • Kitchener, ON, Canada
  • 06-13-08

Enjoyable

I am enjoying this book. I have loved Bob Newhart for ages and his life story is interesting to me. I like that he repeats some of his best routines.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Robert
  • Drumheller, AB, Canada
  • 08-28-07

Classic Bob

Classic Newhart. Great listen.

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  • Gordon
  • Suita, Japan
  • 03-14-10

So unfunny it was painful

This audiobook was simply not funny at all. He describes one failure after another in his attempts to be funny over the years and how the audience did not find him funny. You start to feel sorry for him, then pity, then it just becomes painful as he continues to attempt to make jokes and they fall flat. Clearly the Grammy nomination was nothing more than a tribute.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Don't listen if you liked Bob

I've always liked Bob Newharts shows, even his comic routines in the 60's and 70's...unfortunately, this autobiography comes across as clueless, overprivileged and self-adulating...none of the things we want to believe about Bob. Maybe he was just having a bad dream and he'll wake up next to his old self.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Nancy
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • 06-14-08

lol funny

The is a great book and Bob Newhart's narration is right on.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful