Entertainer Mike Birbiglia and his wife, J. Hope Stein, work together to present a humorous contemporary story of reluctant parents. The pair are excellent foils. Birbiglia is lively--full of ironic observations and laugh-out-loud one-liners. Stein is more reserved, breathy and sincere as she reads her original poems, which are sprinkled throughout. In this audiobook listeners are getting the best moments of Birbiglia's stand-up comedy routines and Broadway show, which were based on the same theme. His experience as a performer shines through in the pace and timing of his narration. Listeners will appreciate the honesty behind his wit, along with the quieter tone of reflection in Stein's reading. M.R. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2020]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2020
CD ISBN 9781549183072 $35.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5491-2699-4 $25.98
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