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I Drink for a Reason Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,907 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Cross Narrator: David Cross Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Known for roles on the small screen such as Tobias Funke on Arrested Development and the role of David in Mr. Show With Bob And David, as well as a hugely successful stand-up routine full of sharp-tongued rants and rages, David Cross has carved out his place in American comedy.

Now, for the first time, Cross is weaving his media mockery, celebrity denunciation, religious commentary, and sheer madness into book form. And as if this wasn’t enough for your laughing pleasure in these troubled times, some of the pieces splinter off with additional material being created online in exclusive video and animated web content created solely for the book.

With a mix of personal essays, satirical fiction posing as truth, advice for rich people, information from America’s least favorite rabbi and a top-ten list of top-ten lists, I Drink for a Reason is as unique as the comedian himself, and cannot be missed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Absurdist naysaying deepened by occasional blurts of actual emotion.”

    Sarah Vowell, New York Times bestselling author of Assassination Vacation

  • “This ‘arresting’ comedian has ‘developed’ into an amazing and insightful writer.”

    Mitchell Hurwitz, producer, The Golden Girls

  • “Honest and brutal, but above all, hilarious.”

    Simon Pegg

  • I Drink for a Reason is much, much more of Cross at his best; a seasoned comic dishing out gobs and gobs of caustic wit against Left, Right, and Middle America. Part memoir and totally outrageous, this book displays the unbridled anarchistic enthusiasm that makes its author such a stand-up favorite.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Cross…is one of the few comedians working today with an easily identifiable comic voice, and his authorial debut ensures that his voice is heard on every page…Cross consistently hits his mark without sounding like a hack…Though he admits inviting the charge of elitism with some of his material, Cross avoids condescending to his demographic while knocking out a steady stream of laugh-out-loud quips.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This audiobook has some hilarious pieces that will leave listeners in stitches…With his comedic background, Cross does well with delivery and emphasis, never hesitating or faltering with the risks he takes. His most entertaining antics deviate from the unabridged text when Cross (rather delightfully) mocks or challenges the conventions of an audiobook.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Reviews

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Landon Prisbrey | 2/7/2014

    " I expected more from David Cross. Maybe it wasn't as funny as I expected because I listened to the audiobook rather than reading it? I thought it came across as a stand up routine that was too slow. Again, maybe reading it would have moved it quicker & fixed this problem... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Matt | 2/7/2014

    " Cross understands that he can be an insufferable asshole. If he didn't, then I would not be a fan of his. That said, there are even some things that he says that simply are not funny and are said merely for shock value. Many of these statements can be found in I Drink For A Reason in between some real gold nuggets of hilarity. Worth a read, but be prepared to be pissed off in between being entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Alan | 1/20/2014

    " A very funny read by a very funny guy! Chock full of cynical life observations. I can't wait until the next season of Arrested Development! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Davina | 1/19/2014

    " While moments listening to this on audiobook reminded me of Cross's magnificent stand-up albums, on the whole this was a resounding, un-funny disappointment. I wish I had stopped after the hilarious first track with Jon Benjamin's cameo. Cross's redundant, often petty and pointless rants seemed to go on forever between a glimmer of humor and the patch-worky nature of this book betrayed the fact that Cross must have struggled mightily to generate content. Terrible disappointment, do not recommend. "

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About the Author
Author David Cross

David Cross, a stand-up comedian, has appeared on several television programs, including Mr. Show and Arrested Development. His book I Drink for a Reason was a New York Times bestseller. Though born in Atlanta, he is an avid Red Sox fan.