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Rabbits for Food

Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
4 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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From master of razor-edged literary humor Binnie Kirshenbaum, a devastating, laugh-out-loud funny story of a writer's slide into depression and institutionalization.

It's New Year's Eve, the holiday of forced fellowship, mandatory fun, and paper hats. While dining out with her husband and their friends, Kirshenbaum's protagonist - an acerbic, mordantly witty, and clinically depressed writer - fully unravels. Her breakdown lands her in the psych ward of a prestigious New York hospital, where she refuses all modes of recommended treatment. Instead, she passes the time chronicling the lives of her fellow "lunatics" and writing a novel about what brought her there. Her story is a hilarious and harrowing deep dive into the disordered mind of a woman who sees the world all too clearly.

Propelled by stand-up comic timing and rife with pinpoint insights, Kirshenbaum examines what it means to be unloved and loved, to succeed and fail, to be at once impervious and raw. Rabbits for Food shows how art can lead us out of - or into - the depths of disconsolate loneliness and piercing grief. This is a bravura literary performance from one of our most witty and indispensable writers.

©2019 Binnie Kirshenbaum (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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If you like sarcasm you will love this book!

Fair warning when reading this book: if you like sarcasm you will love it because there is lots of it! In fact the entire book is sarcasm. If you do not like sarcasm, however you will not like this book! Since I gave this book five stars I think it's safe to say that I love sarcasm. 😏

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Not funny

This was supposed to be funny. It was not. It was so depressing. Don’t read

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