The Book of Leon

Philosophy of a Fool
Narrated by: Leon Black
Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
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2018 Audie Award Finalist for Humor

Everyone's favorite houseguest who never left, Leon Black (played by award-winning comedian JB Smoove from HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm), drops his wisdom and good-bad advice for the masses. Learn the secrets Larry David has gleaned from the Falstaff of television. Live your best Leon. Bring the ruckus. 

Aristotle. Gandhi. Lao Tzu. Dr. Ruth. 

Amateurs. 

For centuries, bespectacled dorks have pored over the scrolls of the ancients, read tea leaves, and looked to the stars for philosophy, wisdom, and advice. While some people have probably offered good advice, and others offer bad advice, Leon is here to offer his brand of good-bad advice. These are the musings of a master genius spitting out the secrets of the universe - to help you become just like him. 

Be forewarned: in opening this audiobook and Leon's mind, you need to be prepared for straight talk. The kind of unfiltered blunt straight talk that pounds on your door; invites itself in; makes itself at home; helps itself to your food, your security pass code, and your expensive organic beet juice; and finally makes itself comfortable on that twin bed in your guest room. All the while you think you're helping it - but really it's helping you help yourself! 

Because that's how this book doozit. 

Leon Black: He ain't wrong...he just ain't right. 

©2017 Leon Black & Iris Bahr (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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Tears of Laughter.

I'm not the appropriate age or gender to enjoy listening to this book. 70 & female. However, when I wasn't laughing out loud I was grinning from ear to ear. I listened while I walked and must have looked ridiculous.
I want more! It was like 5 hours of Stand Up. All new material.
I love me some Leon!

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Tears of Laughter

I wish I could enter JB Smoove's mind for just one day. Leon Black provided some of my favorite Curb Your Enthusiasm moments - I would rewind his scenes with Larry again and again. And so I bought this book with some trepidation, half-believing there was no way JB could sustain Leon's wise absurdity for 5 hours. Well, there was no need for concern.

I usually listen to books on my commute but I had to turn this one off because I was laughing too hard. The tears streaming down my face and the jerking of my body were disconcerting to other commuters.

Highly recommended.

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Funny!!

Leon words of wisdom will help you be a man and aware of your life!!

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Energizing way to look at life

great audio for those who cant seem to keep a book in they hands awesome

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FahQ Larry

This book is funny. Leon has some interesting takes on life. If you want a laugh give it a listen.

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Don’t listen to while driving

What did you love best about The Book of Leon?

It’s 100% Leon and 50% JB. It’s 150% amazing

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I literally laughed out loud and several times almost crashed my car listening to this on a road trip driving at night. Do not listen to your in your car or you could die.

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KMSL! This book kept me laughing during my 1 hour commute to and from work.

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For some reason, I feel like bringing the ruckus

This book is important nonsense and that's a good thing. What I mean is like when your mom tell you always wear clean underwear, it's common sense but it's still should be said. This book will make you ponder about what you are listening to but all the words that flow into your brain will make you feel like you just learned something you should already know.....but also something you might not really be eager to know: so their you go important nonsense enjoy!

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Need update on getting Bunny Ass during Quarantine

Need The Book Of Leon part 2. I can't post more than 15 words because you've said what needed to be said.

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Funny Listen

This is a great book for any Curb Your Enthusiasm fans. Leon is funny and does a great job providing the voice here. No real message in the book, it's just entertainment and let's you get to know Leon better.