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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (101 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Ragsdale, David Shields, Michael Logan Narrator: Jeff Ragsdale Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781469205496
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In October 2011, Jeff Ragsdale, a down-and-out actor and stand-up comedian, posted a flyer around Lower Manhattan asking people to call him if they wanted to talk. He thought he’d get a dozen calls; instead he got hundreds, and then thousands once pictures of the flyer went viral on the net. The calls came from all over the country and from as far away as Spain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Taiwan, and Australia. Jeff spoke to as many people as he could, answering his phone all day long. Here are the conversations, texts, and voicemails of a particular moment in time – a hilarious, dark, intimate portrait of the way we live now.

“OMG I love this!! It’s so Russian – very reminiscent of the Chekhov story ‘Complaint Book’ (entries in a complaint book at the railway station).” – Elif Batuman, Author of The Possessed

“With Reality Hunger, David Shields offered us a manifest, yet unlike most manifestoes, Reality Hunger actually changed the world. Here, by teaming up with Ragsdale and Logan, Shields has now embodied his ethos – we have crossed over the threshold and are now strangely, terrifyingly, beautifully – in this transformed world.” – Nick Flynn, Author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chet Leigh | 2/8/2014

    " hard to compare this to other books---- an intriguing, somewhat voyeuristic glimpse into the lives of people who reached out to a man whose publicly posted phone number became widely circulated on the internet "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristin | 2/5/2014

    " The concept seemed interesting but the delivery was awful. Luckily its a very short book, but unfortunately every page is the same. The best part is that I was able to return it for a refund "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron Goldfarb | 1/13/2014

    " Bret Easton Ellis said there's never been a book like this before (he was effusively praising it). Agreed. But it still bored me. "

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

    " Too whiny for me to finish. From the promos, I was expecting some overall narrative about loneliness and the human condition, but there is none, and I ended up feeling more depressed and less hopeful for these people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 12/25/2013

    " two and a half really, but I was very taken with the whole concept. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa Perez | 12/24/2013

    " I liked to concept but the execution was messy. If 50000 people really called and texted, why did the author pretty much only include sexual excerpts? And that Ashley chick??? Yuck! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rohan | 10/16/2013

    " self serving to some extent. jeff comes off as kind of a tool. but this book does serve the purpose of showing us that everyone has issues and we are all screwed up. good quick read for a tough day.overall it was pretty good "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maryellen | 8/19/2013

    " Psychotic and boring doesn't equal worth my limited reading time. I stopped at 55% - no point forcing the finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eltanguero | 5/23/2013

    " Frankly, one of the best books I've ever read. It reminds me of me that I can correlate in so many ways. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy Braatz | 12/27/2012

    " Interesting concept but just a collection of phone messages and texts. Did not finish this one... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 11/21/2012

    " I've led an incredibly sheltered life. There are so many sad, lonely people out there. Many of them artists and psych majors as Jeff pointed out. I majored in psych... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 FabulousRaye | 10/28/2012

    " Interesting concept. I got tired of all the sex stuff. It doesn't really wrap up in a satisfying way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas McGuire | 10/16/2012

    " Has its moments, though difficult to recommend given the format. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 10/11/2012

    " It's cute. Twitter-style micro-peeks into random lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skrot | 10/8/2012

    " Better than I figured it'd be. Some parts made me mist up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin Ferguson | 8/3/2012

    " Very interesting concept...It truly saddens me that we have so many lonely and hurting people in this world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tomas Tomka | 7/15/2012

    " Interesting idea for reading but not for valuable book, the story is missing a deeper thought why people are the way they are. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicki Ivey | 6/26/2012

    " This was not what I was expecting, and I'm sorry I paid for it. It just wasn't my taste at all. This has completely cemented my e-book purchasing process - if it's not free, Sample First. ALWAYS. "

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About the Author
Jeff Ragsdale has worked as stand-up comedian, actor, and home builder. He lives in New York City.