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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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  • John
  • Franklin, WI, USA
  • 12-28-07

Just Like Him

Very entertaining . . good insights to his career plus a couple of his mononlogues.

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I shouldn't even be doing this.

He is Great!

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  • Albert
  • Hawthorne, CA
  • 06-21-07

The title says it all!

Ummm....he really shouldn't even have done this!
I've always loved the "Bob Newhart Show". Even "Newhart" was quite funny at times. But here, Mr Newhart has simply taken his old, classic standup routines and destroyed them with his presently imperfect timing. I felt as if I were listening to a bad impersonator. Perhaps, after "Elf" someone convinced him that this would be a good idea. That he could capitalize on his new-found public interest. I consider this to be tantamount to the first few shows in a season of American Idol...contestants with virtually no talent having had their egos inflated by well-meaning (presumably) friends and family members thinking that the pursuit will help build the individual's confidence when, in fact, it is simply an embarrassment.
I hope to continue to find Mr Newhart in more scripted and structured projects such as "Elf". These are where he currently shines. As for the standup...leave it to the folks with rhythm.
How about a nice game of "Hi Bob!"?

2 of 8 people found this review helpful