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review 2017-08-02 18:45
The Daily Show: An Oral History
The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests - Chris Smith,Jon Stewart

 

This book was a lot of fun! It seems like everyone that was ever part of the show as far as on-air personalities or behind the scenes people were interviewed here. However, many of the guests-friendly to the show or not, were also interviewed, which made the book all the more interesting.

 

I learned a lot about the dynamics of the show and how it worked. I learned about who was not happy there and who was. I learned that Jon Stewart paid people out of his own pocket for as long as he could when the writers went on strike. I learned that Jon really cared about the people he worked with, and he deeply cared about some causes-like obtaining health care for 9/11 rescuers. I learned all of this and plenty more, laughing all the while.

 

I enjoyed hearing what John McCain felt when interviewed, (at times friendly interviews, at others-not so much). Anthony Weiner, Hillary Clinton and many others were also interviewed-all very absorbing.

 

This book didn't present only one side, but it did mostly slant towards loving Jon Stewart, and since I already did that, now I love and respect him even more. I'm not sure if the book started out to deify Jon, or if it was just because he's actually a good man- so what everyone had to say about him was mostly positive.

 

What I disliked about this audio book is that actors do all the voices. First, that was hard to get used to. Second, since all of these former employees, guests, and comedians were interviewed for this book already, wasn't there a way to get their permissions to use their actual voices instead of actors?

 

The Daily Show: An Oral History was hilarious and I learned a lot. I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the show.

 

*Thanks to my awesome local library for the audiobook loan.*

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review 2017-07-24 14:48
Nevertheless written and performed by Alec Baldwin
Nevertheless: A Memoir - Alec Baldwin

Nevertheless: A Memoir was exactly what I expected it to be: Alec's life story.  I have always loved his voice and I was thrilled to discover that he performed the audio himself.

 

His childhood growing up on Massapequa, Long Island was interesting. I enjoyed hearing  how his love of books and movies came about and what life was like with 5 siblings. It was also interesting to hear about how his career got started, how his love for politics developed  and what it was like working with various Hollywood actors, directors and agents.

 

He definitely has some choice words for many in the legal field, especially those involved with divorce cases. He explains, or attempts to, the horrible voice mail he left for his daughter and he also talks a bit about his actions towards the paparazzi.

 

Overall, I enjoyed listening to this and learning more about Mr. Baldwin.

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text 2017-01-20 20:25
Felix says: Have A Great Weekend!

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review 2017-01-12 18:35
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Call of the Wild Audio - Saddleback Educational Publishing

 

The Call of the Wild is told from the dog Buck's point of view.

 

I read this as a teenager but I don't remember much of it. I do remember that I received it as a Christmas present and that it was part of a package of classic books, but that's about it.

 

I'm glad I re-read this, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I did back in the day,(if I remember correctly). I am not a person that enjoys anything with animal abuse and as I get older I find myself less and less tolerant of those sorts of scenes. 

 

Overall though, this book was interesting and kind of neat, being that it was told from the dog's POV.

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text 2017-01-12 18:15
Progress!

 

They're still (mostly) staying in the cellar, but at least they're not hiding all of the time. 

They both allowed me to give them belly rubs last night, so that was nice.

We're still getting a feel for their personalities, so names just yet. 

 

 

 

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