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THE NEW ONE Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad

by | Read by Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein

Biography & Memoir • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

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. 2021 Audies Finalist © 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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