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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Spalding Gray Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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The full list of authors includes: Spalding Gray, Lynda Barry, Tom Bodett, Marion Winik, Rick Reynolds, Hugh Gallagher, Richard B. Stolley, Kevin Kling, Bailey White, Peter Mattheissen, Andrei Codrescu, Nora Dunn, Wallace Shawn, and Barry Morrow.

The explosion in storytelling festivals and one-person shows demonstrate that Americans are growing disenchanted with the mass media and returning to the simple pleasures of a well-told story. Here is a survey of great contemporary monologues, including excerpts from: Spalding Gray's Monster in a Box; Lynda Barry's I Remember Mike from The Lynda Barry Experience; Tom Bodett's Crying from Exploded; Marion Winik's Women Who Love Men Who Don't Pay Their Parking Tickets; Peter Matthiessen's In Nepal; and many more.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittanie | 3/9/2011

    " I adore and miss Spalding Gray. One of my main writing inspirations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paseltiner | 12/27/2010

    " Some of the best storytelling I've ever seen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jobiwan6 | 10/10/2010

    " never read this, but saw the video performance many times "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alisa | 6/10/2010

    " Could see how the form and content of this book was a big deal in the mid-80s....but it just doesn't stand the test of time... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bookstax | 6/6/2010

    " One of my faves of all time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzlizjohnson | 1/15/2010

    " Like Kurt Vonnegut I find Spalding Gray very hard to follow. And like Vonnegut, Gray has some very important notions. I am very saddened to see that he committed suicide, by drowning, in 2007. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenaya | 2/2/2009

    " Just re-read this, solely because it was the most portable book in my library. I had forgotten how much I adore Spalding Gray. RIP "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 12/26/2008

    " Although the book is marvelous, one had to see the man perform to truly appreciate him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisha | 8/28/2008

    " Still one of my all time favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 8/18/2008

    " Haven't read it. If I love it as much as I love the movie...well I'll love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 7/14/2008

    " This is a great read - although I actually prefer the film - Spalding Gray was one of the most engaging raconteurs I have encountered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 6/30/2008

    " This is a classic. If you haven't read Gray, read him . . . and again, and again, and again. Also, see his one-man shows. Captivating. Stimulating. Essential. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 6/16/2008

    " My first exposure to Gray's work. Heavily influenced my self and my work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 6/4/2008

    " I love this book - thanks to oliver.
    David Sedaris owes royalties to the Gray family. "

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