And in his new audiobook It's Pronounced 'Jenkins', Alberstadt has a cool confidence in his own humor that ensures the listener they are in safe hands. It's not a cocky confidence and it doesn't come across as condescending. It's simply a confidence that says, "Hey, I know these stories are funny. Check 'em out."
It doesn't take long before Alberstadt addresses his less-then-usual name. But instead of dwelling on the many pronunciations of his Germanic surname, he instead points out the absurdity in the fact that he's also had problems with his first name, too. Hence the appearance of "KIF" on his coffee order at Starbucks.