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Things Iíve Learned from Women Whoíve Dumped Me

by Ben Karlin, editor
read by the authors, including Nick Hornby, Stephen Colbert and Bruce Jay Friedman and others

      Editor Ben Karlin has collected a bundle of essays by men who have not completely connected with women on a romantic level.† One reviewer calls the collection "semi-insightful and most hilarious."† The reviewer was being kind about the insightful nature of the essays, but hit the nail on the head concerning the comic aspect of the collection.

The CD begins with a mild-mannered essay in which a mom enumerates the qualities of her son that women should be aware of.† The listener soon comes to the conclusion that her son is not nearly as terrific as the mother portrays him.

One essays tells the story of a man who forgets to call his live-in for over a week—this being directly after the woman was in the hospital for eye surgery.† The sad and humorous part is that the guy thought it was perfectly all right for him to forget.

One essay, "I Am a Gay Man," is rather sexually explicit and should be limited to adult listening.† In fact, many of the essays contain multiple use of the f-word.

Each of the essays has humor of one kind or another and is an interesting adult listen.† The book is also available in hardback.

The Book

Hatchette Audio
February 13, 2008
Abridged Audiobook 3 CDís / 3.5 HRs
16002444438 / 978-1594838828
Nonfiction / Humor
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NOTE: Sexual content

The Reviewer

Willie Elliott
Reviewed 2008
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