School psychologists aren't supposed to write books about sex. Doing so would be considered "unethical" and "a fireable offense." Lucky for you, ethics was never my strong suit.
After spending years trying to spice up my sex life, I gave up and took to my journal. Perhaps my gorgeous, cold, number-crunching husband simply wasn't capable of the kind of passion I'd come to expect. After all, my ex-boyfriends (a skinhead turned US Marine turned motorcycle club outlaw, a baby-faced punk rocker out on parole, and a heavy-metal bass player) were every bit as tattooed and testosterone-fueled as the leading men in my favorite romance novels. If I couldn't have that kind of passion again in real life, I could at least write about it. Right? Nobody had to know. It would be my little secret.
Well, guess what?
My husband read that shit.
And guess what else?
He upped his f--king game.
Drunk with power and under the dubious advisement of my best friend and colleague, I began testing the limits, crafting journal entries specifically designed to manipulate Ken's behavior. For the most part, he responded beautifully...except when he didn't.
I read this book when it came out and loved it. I usually don't listen to a book after I've read it, but I was really interested to hear how Ramona Master was going to pull it off.
BB tells the story of her teenage through current life as told through the relationships she has had with 4 men. Each one completely messed up in their own way, well except for her husband Ken. He is the most normal one, if not the most boring. However, he might be the most comical. From skin heads to musicians, BB had a certain taste in men that made for some comical stories.
This book is a hoot and also will make you remember your own growing years and contemplate how you yourself ended up in the place you are in. I loved it even more in audio than in print.
Ramona Master was the perfect choice. Her voice is the perfect age and sound. She had the ability to pull off a great mix of crazy and flighty. I can't imagine anyone else fulfilling this role. She was excellent.
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Where does 44 Chapters About 4 Men rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I think this audio book ranks on the better/best side out of the ones I've listened to. The narrator really brought out the story and characters in this book.
Who was your favorite character and why?
My favorite character by far of course would be BB. But if I had to choose 1 of the 4 men I would choose Ken.
Which scene was your favorite?
Oh my gosh there are so many favorite scenes, and I don't want to give away any spoilers, So I'll just say you need to listen to this book.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, this is definitely a book I wanted to finish in one sitting. Especially to listen to it with the hubby sitting with me.
Any additional comments?
This story was hilarious and the characters were amazing. The narrator did an amazing job.
BB has set the bar for refreshingly real, honest, and hilarious memoirs! While sometimes, it may seem a little, well... crude; B.B. just lays it out how it is. REFRESHING!
Ramona also hit the nail on the head with her narration! Absolutely AMAZING!!
This is hands down the funniest book ever. Read it right now. Fantastic narration too.
I've listened to many books in search for something that I could truly give a all around 5 star rating. THIS is what I've been searching for!
The performance was EXCELLENT!
This is book is smart, refreshing, laugh out loud funny, with deep heart.
I've never listened to or read any book by this author but that is changing right now. Just purchased the second audiobook and can't wait for this adventure! Happy listening! I think I may have just found my new favorite author.
I have to say, I haven't laugh this much with a book ever!!
Loved every single minute of it , and the narrator was amazing..
Great book 😄