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Publisher's Summary

With his signature matter-of-fact humor, comedian and musician Dave Hill explores his increasingly close relationship with his recently widowed father in a series of painfully funny essays you will want to listen to again and again by the fire, at the beach, in a truck stop men's room, or just about anywhere. It's your call, really.

These days Dave has just the right amount of spare time to write books at home, preferably in his underwear, but things weren't always perfect. When he found himself pushing 30 while still living with his parents in Cleveland, unsuited for anything but what an "employment expert" vaguely called a career in "art, music, writing, or entertainment", he decided to visit some friends in New York for the weekend and never left. However, getting his life together wasn't as easy as he'd hoped, and even an illegally subletted, rent controlled fifth-floor walk-up studio apartment with a (for the most part) working toilet wasn't glamorous enough to erase the fact that his four siblings were all married with steady jobs and actual human offspring. And in recent years, Dave's father had grown tired of loaning him cash and living alone in the empty family home, neither of which made much sense to Dave, but whatever.

Through the process of his father's eventual move to a retirement community, Dave and his dad bonded over the things in life that really matter: scorching-hot rock jams, the gluten allergy craze, 18-wheelers, Italian food (pizza and spaghetti), and whatever else could possibly be left after that. Meanwhile, Dave discovered his late-blooming manhood via experiences as disparate and dangerous as a visit to a remote Mexican prison, where he learned that people everywhere love the Eagles, and a martial arts class that pushed his resolve and his groin to their limits.

In Dave Hill Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Hill's voice is sharp, carefree, and laced with just the right amount of profanity, and he is - seemingly despite himself - deeply empathetic as he portrays a difficult time in his family's life and grows up just enough to realize that maybe he and his dad aren't so different after all.

©2016 Dave Hill (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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dave hill is a charmer

this book was not as funny as I anticipated, but it's so delightful "being with" dave that I really enjoyed it anyway.

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  • John
  • New Castle, IN, United States
  • 08-13-16

stick to writing

Would you try another book from Dave Hill and/or Dave Hill?

no

What could Dave Hill have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

stop rambling stay on task, When telling your life story or father's, keep on the timeline.

Have you listened to any of Dave Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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The nocturnal hypoxia helps explain the quality of the work

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Dave Hill is hilarious

Dave Hill doesn't an excellent job narrating his highly entertaining work. His stories are so funny. I definitely recommend this audio book.

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Great read

Hilarious deadpan narration. Unexpected pop culture references .... Gene Shalit and David Carradine in the same chapter?!? Intelligent, big-hearted and funny.