Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney

Mother, Wife, Sister, Human, Warrior, Falcon, Yardstick, Turban, Cabbage

Book - 2013
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Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780812993080
081299308X
Branch Call Number: 792.7028 Dela
Characteristics: xvi, 189 pages ; 22 cm

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jackhwolf
Nov 18, 2017

Funny but forgettable . Light reading

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nbradley2
May 12, 2017

Rob Delaney manages to pull off an autobiography void of self-indulgence but rich with accounts of Rob's life (some of which would be a bit of a bummer if Rob didn't immediately repay his readers with humor after having dragged them into the bowels of a very sad, Hemingway-esque version of Hell). For fans of Delaney's bizarre, raunchy, and witty brand of humor, this is a great read.

MomoT Jan 11, 2017

Rob Delaney is a comedian (check out his stuff on YouTube), recovering alcoholic, depression sufferer and Twitter wit. He's also half responsible, along with Sharon Horgan, for one of my favourite TV shows of recent years, Catastrophe.

His book is full of great, funny, poignant stories from his life that don't veer away from the awkward (there is bed-wetting), disappointing or shameful. It's brash, foul-mouthed and laugh out loud funny. Warning: Contains LOTS of swearing.

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Cordeliaba
Aug 15, 2016

I took this on a vacation, and it was the perfect read! As long as you aren't embarrassed if you laugh out loud in public places like airplanes.

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JCLRachelSH
Nov 21, 2013

I’m a fan of Rob Delaney’s über-successful twitter account, and while I was expecting to be amused by his book, nothing could have prepared me for the hilarious emotional bulldozer hidden within. In between funny jokes about trying to impress his French teacher and pooping on a strange lady’s lawn, Rob breaks out with raw truth about his self destructive past: drunk driving, alcoholism, daredevil stunts, life-threatening injuries, rehab, and suicidal depression. (Wait, isn’t this supposed to be a funny book?) The length of a book gives Rob Delaney room to use his weird humor to excavate truths and reveal himself as a whole, flawed person with genuine regard for other human beings. And who also likes to tell jokes about pooping. I loved this.

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