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3.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Thyre Narrator: Suzy Jackson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781440760730
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Best known for her role on the hit Comedy Central show Strangers with Candy, Sarah Thyre is an accomplished actress and writer. In this snappy memoir about growing up poor in the Deep South, Thyre relays vivid memories of her wacky parents, losing her virginity, and being infamously called "the family liar." Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 1/7/2014

    " A painful autobiography of a poor girl longing to belong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 12/28/2013

    " Funny if you love the Sedarises. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susanne | 12/25/2013

    " I skimmed this book in two hours or less and was very disappointed. Thyre is not a bad writer, but after the first five pages or so I found her pretty repetitive and, frankly, not very interesting or intriguing. I had looked forward to reading a more thoughtful and articulate reflection on the role of social class and social mobility in the US. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten | 12/24/2013

    " Oo... I am enjoying this one.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 12/19/2013

    " I really identified with much of the goings-on of this book, as a trouble maker who went to catholic middle schools and tried to make them a little more interesting, i found this book spot on. I found myself laughing out loud all the time, and really want to get to know more about Sarah Thyre.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 12/14/2013

    " This book was great. It was a bit dark at times, but the author tells her life story in a way that you laugh and then go wait that is not funny, yet the way she describes her life was funny. I loved this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/7/2013

    " altho in the cult of sedaris, this chic is not quite up to his level. writing was a bit herky jerky. fun story with layered characters tho. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha | 10/31/2013

    " If you like reading about a girl's struggles with poverty and sluttiness this book is for you. It would have earned another star if the author had not mistakenly called Andy Taylor the drummer of Duran Duran. As a former Duran Duran addict, I found this error unforgiveable. We all have our crosses to bear. Hey Sarah, next time you're writing a book maybe you should do a little fact checking or have an editor who will. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth Wylder | 10/27/2013

    " Maybe it's just me, but cringe-worthy (and utterly charmless) childhood memories and an abundance of bodily fluids are neither "dark" nor "humorous." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 10/24/2013

    " Hilarious and honest memoir about growing up in Louisiana in the 70s and 80s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten | 9/24/2013

    " Hilarious memoir. She is a female Dave Sedaris, and she is married to Andy Richter. A winning combination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Munford | 9/12/2013

    " I really enjoyed the sarcastic humor of this book! Sarah Thyre tells stories about growing up in a dysfunctional family that are simply hilarious. Not a read for people who are easily offended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl | 8/15/2013

    " Sarah Thyre is laugh out loud hilarious. While not entirely shocking, to me, her candor is refreshing. She is witty without trying too hard and clever without seeming smug. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 7/13/2013

    " This was a great book. It was both heartbreakingly sad and hysterically funny. Sometimes I laughed out loud at the way she worded things. Read this, you'll like it, especially if you like David Sedaris-type writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 7/9/2013

    " I love autobiographical essay books. Good times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/23/2012

    " Carrying on the tradition of memoirs of David Sedaris, this book is cynical, sarcastic, and sometimes leaves you feeling a little dirty. A good read for days when you think you have it bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 12/13/2012

    " Very funny, very moving. Writting is well done, prose flows easily. Ending seems abrupt; would have liked the memoir to continue for another few chapters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda | 11/22/2012

    " Didn't love this. Well-written but doesn't really go deep until an attempt that came too late for me. Mostly a collection of vignettes that I didn't find as funny as others seem to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Avery | 9/14/2012

    " This book was hilarious and I loved every minute! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 8/28/2012

    " A great read if you love dysfunctional Southern childhood memoirs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirk | 8/15/2012

    " A quirky, funny memoir that pulls no punches. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marg | 7/24/2012

    " I love Sarah Thyre. She grew up in Kansas City then became a crazy Southern Belle in Louisiana. She moved to NY, married Andy Richter and now resides happily in LA. You've got to love a gal that cuts the Izod alligator off her shirt to sew on a different logo. She is the female David Sedaris. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 4/26/2012

    " Witty memoir about growing up in the south. Written by the woman who played the gym teacher on Strangers with Candy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Satenstein | 4/12/2012

    " Hysterical! She wrote strangers with candy and is married to Andy Richter... this is all about her childhood, so you can only imagine how funny it is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 1/30/2012

    " loved it! if you grew up in the 80's you will so relate - didnt want this one to end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrustvold | 6/9/2011

    " started this book not knowing much about it but it was really fast paced and honest. the author is actually andy richters wife. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 6/4/2011

    " Parts of this are hilarious, others bittersweet. But unfortunately, it's another memoir of a childhood gone wrong. Almost didn't finish reading it but pushed my way through. And what did I get for it? Not much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lacey | 5/18/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading Sarah's childhood memoir. She has some great stories to tell. "

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About the Narrator

Suzy Jackson is an audiobook narrator whose readings include several novels by Charlane Harris, Jodi Picoult, and M. L. N. Hanover. She has won an AudioFile Earphones Award and was a finalist in 2013 for the Audie Award for Best Fantasy Narration.