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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Greg Fitzsimmons Narrator: Greg Fitzsimmons, Zach Galifianakis, Adam Carolla, Natalie Maines, Bob Saget, Brian Posehn, Andy Dick, Mike O'Malley Publisher: Donut Boy Productions Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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PARENTS: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME

Greg Fitzsimmons has made a lot of what appear to be bad decisions. It's what he was raised to do. Most parents would hide or destroy any evidence so clearly demonstrating their child's failures, but - lucky for us - Greg Fitzsimmons's family has preserved each mistake in its original envelope like a trophy in a case, lest he ever forget where he came from.

Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons is Greg's life, told through this cavalcade of disciplinary letters, incident reports, and newspaper clippings that his parents received from teachers and school officials. Greg picks up where his parents left off with his own collection of letters received during college and throughout his successful career as a writer, producer, and stand-up comic. Revealing the larger story of how Greg's distinctly dysfunctional Irish-American family bred him to blindly challenge anyone, anytime, anywhere, over anything, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons comes full circle to show that the Fitzsimmons torch has been passed on proudly to a new generation.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 2/1/2014

    " Meh, that's about it for me here. There were some funny buts here and there but for the most part this book didn't do it for me. I expected more funny and less navel gazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Sparkles | 1/29/2014

    " Surprisingly stellar and gripping (even touching at times) memoir from a veteran stand up comic and frequent visitor on the Howard Stern show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Reed | 1/24/2014

    " Fitzsimmons is a good writer, but ultimately, the book seemed a little wandering and not funny enough to be a collection of unrelated essays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh Ingraham | 1/2/2014

    " I have read several of these comedian memoirs including sarah silverman, carolla, and david cross. This one is good. It isn't as funny as one would ecpect, as much as it is a memoir of how he got to where he is. I enjoy his podcasts and think he has a good comedic voice, so I enjoyed it. Easy reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 12/30/2013

    " Weirdly depressing... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/29/2013

    " ... I thought it looked funny, and it has it's funny moments, but it has seriously taken me several weeks to read, and I'm not even done. It's definitely not a page-turner that you can't put down. I put this one down and decided to re-read a Chelsea Handler book instead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cecilia | 12/27/2013

    " Not as funny as I thought it will be. "

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

    " A touching story of an Irish childhood, a young man trying to find himself in relation to his father, and an aggressive heart trying to live in a world that doesn't want to accept it. Greg is lucky he's not in prison...and so are we. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/10/2013

    " Good story, good writing, but somewhat rushed. Either needed a few more years or a few more pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/2/2013

    " Amusing but uneven. Not a bad book, but not worth passing something else up. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deni Finch-frederick | 11/12/2013

    " Not very good memoir of a perpetually angry Irish stand-up comic. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kerri Ann | 11/11/2013

    " Eh, this was ok. I thought I would relate to it, but did not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 11/10/2013

    " High-larious and irreverent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita | 4/24/2013

    " I actually enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I knew nothing about Greg Fitzsimmons before reading it other than seeing him on talk shows sometimes. He is surprisingly insightful and sensitive. I felt that the end was a bit rushed but overall I enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tony | 3/9/2013

    " I could have written a better book with a piece of chalk and an hour of time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 1/24/2013

    " Read because he has connections to Howard Stern. It wasn't as funny as I was hoping. From the description I thought it would be more comedy about notes sent home from school when he was a kid, but it was definitely a typical memoir. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randall Yelverton | 1/18/2013

    " Strong start. Weak, meandering finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 12/28/2012

    " How growing up in an Irish-Catholic family with a well-known alcoholic father can result in an adult with anger issues who resents anyone in authority or who doesn't "show respect". Disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Khris Sellin | 12/7/2012

    " One of my faves from the Howard Stern show... Funny, but deep down he's a sensitive guy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dpok | 11/24/2012

    " Pretty good, had funny moments, but I expected it to be funnier. Sort of melancholy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 11/18/2012

    " Not bad. The captions under the pictures drew may in and may have beenthe funniest thing in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D Stein | 9/28/2012

    " You have to like Greg in order to like this book because it centers around HIM and not so much the world around him. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 3/25/2012

    " Greg's standup is better than this book. I expected something funnier and less like a biography. The letters were almost a side story rather than the focus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/23/2011

    " Thought is was going to be a lot funnier than it actually was. Don't get me wrong it entertains but Fitz is soon funny I thought the book was going to be more comedy than life history. "

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