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Egghead

Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone
Narrated by: Bo Burnham
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
Categories: Comedy, Satire
4.5 out of 5 stars (534 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians....

Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents' attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following. Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel's history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice. And, he can SIIIIIIIIING!

In Egghead, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird audiobook that will make you think, laugh and think, "why did I just laugh?"

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2013 Bo Burnham (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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Amazing

I absolutely loved it. It's an easy listen. it has so many different types of poems. it has dark serious poems, funny laugh out loud poems, deep thinking, and lovely ones that could melt the heart of your significant other.

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Yaaaaassssssss!!!

Never thought I would read this over and over and over again but it had because an everyday part of my life! Just amazing. And of course, perfect just like the author!

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Worth buying!

If you liked the book, you will love the audio version. Well done Bo, everything you touch is hilarious, smart and adorable. Kudos!!

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Very funny and extremely clever

this was great. I'm glad I listened to the audiobook, his performance made this fantastic.

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Love love love!

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

Snarky, dirty, and romantic

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

I am a HUGE fan of Bo's and his book is just as clever and hilarious as his stand-up and music, but with a touch of romance in between. This book is so new and so Bo.

Any additional comments?

I have the hardcover and hearing Bo read it is brilliant. I love it so so much. Buy/download this book, you won't regret getting it!

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Two hundred stories.

Some stories were big, some were small, all were short.
Each carries its unique narrative, though. You sometimes don't get enough time in between poems to cleanse your perspective that came with the voice from the previous story. Some stories you will just not get, some you will get, but will not grok. Some jokes you will just not get, some you will get, but not laugh at.
Reread until satisfied.

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Egghead Is The Reason I Live.

This book gives me life.
So much life that I wrote a poem:

Roses are red
Violets aren't blue
I wanna fuck and make a little Bo Burnham baby with you.

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Amazing

It made me laugh, think about the underlining themes, and imagine the story line perfectly. His voices complete the whole thing.

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Funny AF

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

Philosophical, clever, comedy

What was one of the most memorable moments of Egghead?

The poems from his show What.

What does Bo Burnham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Not just a book of poems but a clever concoction of funny stories.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

some poems stud out more than others

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  • Savanna
  • Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • 10-30-13

Bo is just

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

fantastic, wowwie, WOOOOOOO

What was one of the most memorable moments of Egghead?

Bo's heavy breathing.

What about Bo Burnham’s performance did you like?

HE WAS BREATHING SO HEAVY WOOOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW

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

Yes he is an amazing author and i knew he had it in him to do this.

Any additional comments?

if he breathed any heaver i would have peed.

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