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Publisher's Summary

PARENTS: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME

Greg Fitzsimmons has made a lot of what appear to be bad decisions. It's what he was raised to do. Most parents would hide or destroy any evidence so clearly demonstrating their child's failures, but - lucky for us - Greg Fitzsimmons's family has preserved each mistake in its original envelope like a trophy in a case, lest he ever forget where he came from.

Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons is Greg's life, told through this cavalcade of disciplinary letters, incident reports, and newspaper clippings that his parents received from teachers and school officials. Greg picks up where his parents left off with his own collection of letters received during college and throughout his successful career as a writer, producer, and stand-up comic. Revealing the larger story of how Greg's distinctly dysfunctional Irish-American family bred him to blindly challenge anyone, anytime, anywhere, over anything, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons comes full circle to show that the Fitzsimmons torch has been passed on proudly to a new generation.

©2010 Greg Fitzsimmons (P)2011 Fitzdog Audio

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Funny and very entertaining.

Funny man gives insight into his life growing up in an Irish family, and his life as an adult. I found myself laughing out loud a lot while enjoying this book. Good, clean, light humor. Would recommend it to just about everyone.

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A Fun Listen

I wasn't familiar with the author, but he's funny and thoughtful. I enjoyed this very much.

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Better than Tina Fey's Bossy Pants? Maybe.

Would you listen to Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons (The Audiobook) again? Why?

No, but just because I listen religiously to his podcast which I like even better than this audiobook

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was a man that Greg encountered in the woods. I think he may wish things ended differently on that day.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was one that involved an incident of vandalism that Greg perpetrated in a parking garage after a douche-bag parking attendant tried to make him pay the maximum because he lost his ticket, even though he had only been there for 10 minutes.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Letters from the closet

Any additional comments?

This book is filled with great stories. Some everyone can relate to, and others that no well adjusted person would ever find themselves in those situations. I only know him from his podcasts and standup, and now this book. I was worried that this would just be a rehash of all the stories he recounts on his podcasts. It was not. There were a few, don't get me wrong. But not very many, and those that were already told...were told a bit more dramatically than I had heard recanted before. Great read, if you've got this and Bossy Pants on your playlist it's gonna be tough to choose which you listen to first.

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Lots of laughs and lots of heart

Greg is a great stand up comedian. This book also shows off that his years at BU getting an English degree were not wasted--even though he may have been--as he can definitely write well. I love his stories and his tone. I laughed a lot but he also got me to well up a bit talking about his family and his struggles. I highly recommend this book to anyone.

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Awesome premise

A very funny book.

The author's road rage stories are what stood out the most.

I'd recommend this to anyone who loves comedy.

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What an incredible execution

What made the experience of listening to Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons (The Audiobook) the most enjoyable?

The fact that they had the forethought to save all notes and letters from Greg's school years and the fact that they had some famous friends of Greg to read them for the audiobook. It was great!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Greg's father. You get to see his brightest and darkest sides throughout this piece. It was terrifying yet gripping and tantalizing.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Adam Carolla reading a notice from one of Greg's teachers.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. It is not very long and it made a long solo camping trip very enjoyable.

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very funny audio book

great audiobook, loved greg and his stories. only downside was adam carolla's recording made in his bathtub.

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Made me laugh, think, and look at my family in a

Very funny and thought provoking. Great piece of work. I would recommend to my friends and family

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fucking awesome! nice work Fitz!

super funny, super vulnerable, super brilliant! I'd recommend this to any fan of comedy

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  • Jami
  • VICTOR, NY, United States
  • 05-02-13

So So

This was just okay for me. I liked it enough to finish it and it was not difficult to get through. My problem was that I had expected it to be a lot funnier than it was. There were parts that made me laugh out loud, but unfortunately, there were few of those moments. I had never heard of him before I listened to this, so maybe that had something to do with my feelings towards the book; I also didn't find anything extraordinary about the story itself.