• Rob Delaney

  • Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.
  • By: Rob Delaney
  • Narrated by: Rob Delaney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-05-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

Regular price: $17.55

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Publisher's Summary

Rob Delaney is a father, a husband, a comedian, a writer. He is the author of an endless stream of beautiful, insane jokes on Twitter. He is sober. He is sometimes brave. He speaks French. He has bungee-jumped off the Manhattan Bridge. He enjoys antagonizing political figures, powerful retailers and the Kardashians. He listens to metal while he works out. He broke into an abandoned mental hospital with his mother. He played Sir Lancelot in Camelot. He has battled depression. He is funny as s***. He cleans up well. He and Margaret Atwood have a thing going on Twitter. He is lucky to be alive.

©2013 Rob Delaney (P)2013 Random House LLC

Critic Reviews

"Rob Delaney has done it again! Actually, this is his first book, so he has not 'done it again.' Actually, this book is so good, I doubt he will be able to do it again. He's peaked" (Judd Apatow)
"Warning: This book may cause involuntary seepage. Some funny, funny, funny, funny s*** from the most dangerous man on Twitter. The fact that he's just as funny in long form makes me want to vomit with envy" (Anthony Bourdain)
"All it takes to be as funny as Rob Delaney is luck, good timing, deep compassion, reckless imaginative agility, a flawless grasp of the inner workings of language, and criminally vast quantities of mojo. What a jerk" (Teju Cole, author of Open City)

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  • Spencer
  • Hereford, England
  • 04-11-17

Brilliant!

This is funny, heartwarming and very enjoyable! Rob is far more charming than should be allowed

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  • chris
  • melbourne, Australia
  • 06-23-14

so funny i pooped myself

If you could sum up Rob Delaney in three words, what would they be?

NOT REALLY NORMAL

What other book might you compare Rob Delaney to and why?

N/A

What about Rob Delaney’s performance did you like?

love it when someone who writes their book reads it. you get the feeling of what they were writing! he told jokes they way he wanted them to come across

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i laughed alot. even though there where some serious parts to the story

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  • Beccameriel
  • 03-07-14

Short, funny and moving

I got this as a palate cleanser in between epic bouts of Song of Ice and Fire.

Rob Delaney is hilarious and twitter and I loved his stand up show so was looking forward to this book. It's more like a series of essays than a linear narrative, recounting episodes from his life.It's humane and funny and full of warmth. He talks about addiction very openly and movingly without every falling into self pity or self justification.

Rob Delaney reads his own words extremely well - no problems in capturing the authorial tone of voice!

Obviously, there are lots of swearing, sex and drug references. If that sort of thing bothers you then you are not going to have a good time here.

Ultimately, it's about the redemptive power of love and comedy. Loved it.

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  • Carlton
  • 06-15-18

A Let Down

Bit of a shame this. Way too short and not really funny at all. Sorry!

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  • Paul Kimberley
  • 05-24-18

Great surprise!

Dark at times but still weirdly amusing. Recommended by a friend and I can hear why.

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  • susan johnson
  • 01-23-18

Loved it. Pathos personified.

His story made me laugh and cry and now I just want to be his best friend.

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  • Lukeacardy
  • 01-02-18

so funny hearing it in his voice.

if you're a fan of Rob or comedy in general or interesting life stories, give this a listen. a funny, honest and at times sad book.

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  • John
  • 11-25-17

Surely I shouldn't be laughing at this!

Rob Delaney's writing, turns of phrase and delivery made what should have been a bleak tale of recovery from alcohol addiction absolutely hilarious. Throughout the book I kept thinking - I shouldn't be laughing at this but laugh I did.

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  • Drawing Lady
  • 10-27-17

Not brilliant, nowhere near as good as Catastrophe

I did manage to finish it so maybe it's three stars but I was disappointed really. Also...total obsession with boy parts! Enough mental images already! Then again, the story of beating alcoholism was very moving and even inspirational. Okay, four stars...

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  • Sue Black
  • 08-22-17

Funniest audio book ever!

Simply hilarious from start to finish. The funniest audio book I've ever listened to. #genius

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  • Luce Prints
  • 06-30-17

Laugh out loud funny, honest and poignant

Really enjoyed both the book and Delaney's narration. It was laugh out loud funny, honest and poignant.

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  • Tory
  • 12-22-16

Rob D...

is a likeable guy as is this searingly honest book. Way to go funny man...keep 'em coming.

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  • 05-15-18

eh. Good for passive listening

not an indulgent book. just light and passive. nothing LOL. had to skip chunks as he banged on about poop. toilet humour. really?