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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (229 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Engvall Narrator: Bill Engvall Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN:
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Blue Collar Comedy star Bill Engvall is just a guy. He's been one his whole life. He can't help it; he was born that way. And that makes him an expert on the subject. For the record, here's the official definition of a guy: a person who doesn't think before he speaks. He can't. He's not that deep. Because a guy has only three basic needs: eating, sleeping, and sex. That's it. Just a Guy chronicles a lifetime in pursuit of those needs.

In this memoir, Bill Engvall takes you on the rollicking ride of his life, including his childhood in Texas and adolescence in Arizona (where he became a fixture in local emergency rooms, the result of massive amounts of non-thinking behavior while trying to impress girls or torture his sisters); following his dream as a stand-up comic and, gulp, singer; and his brief stint in children's theater while sharing the stage and the back of a van with the director's dog. You'll also hear about his bumbling and riotous courtship of, and then marriage to, Gail, the love of his life. And finally, Bill talks about fatherhood and remaining, to this day, a well-meaning but flawed parent.

Through it all, Bill gamely stumbles along, struggling to maintain a facade of confidence and control. Far from a superhero, Bill Engvall is an everyday Everyman, the poster boy for normal. The result is disarming, perceptive, wildly funny, and unexpectedly moving. Just a Guy will make you laugh out loud and tug at your heart. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana (Little Lovely Books) | 2/17/2014

    " I'm trying to think of a comic that I like better than Bill Engvall and I can't think of one. He's funny without cussing or being dirty like so many others. I picked this book up at the dollar store and loved it. I read almost the entire book in one sitting. It made me laugh out loud many times and made me tear up a couple of times too. But what it did more than those two things was make me like Bill Engvall even more than I already did. He's a guy...a great, funny, family guy. I recommend this book to all of his fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Azariphale | 2/8/2014

    " Bill Engvall is funny, however this book is only slightly funny, again another interesting look into one of my favourite comedians. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/3/2014

    " I listened to the audio book, read by Engvall himself. I think it makes a biography more interesting when read by the person himself, as it seems like they are just talking to you. This book tells how much Engvall is just a regular guy, who had a normal childhood. I wished it had discussed how he got involved with Jeff Foxworthy and the Blue Collar Comedy group. Otherwise, the book was entertaining, touching, and humorouse without being filled with jokes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 1/29/2014

    " I loved this book! I listened to the audio book which is narrated by Bill himself...which made it even more enjoyable for me. You can't listen to Bill for long without laughing about something. The stories from his childhood and how he met his wife were heartfelt and of course, filled with laughter. I was nearly in tears laughing so hard when he was telling about his fantasy baseball experience near the end of the book. I could have easily listened to more stories from Bill. If you are looking to learn a little more about Bill or just need a reason to smile, this is a great book choice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia | 1/17/2014

    " We listened to this traveling to and from NC. Some funny stuff, but also some interesting insight into Bill's childhood and personal life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 1/14/2014

    " Positive, upbeat, hilarious! Loved this story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 1/14/2014

    " Great book for guys. I've learned a lot about my favorite commedian. He drank a lot as a college man; it's also ironically how his comedy got off the ground. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/8/2014

    " Made me laugh. Made even better when read by Bill. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelleen | 12/17/2013

    " I guess I was expecting more jokes in the biography of a comedian. But still more entertaining than most autobiographies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Laing | 11/21/2013

    " I've always liked funny guys. This one was great! I laughed out loud - it was so funny! And other times very touching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Mann | 11/12/2013

    " I think Bill is an amazing comic and the stories in his book were touching. I think I went into this book thinking it would be like his standup. It is more heart to heart than that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/25/2013

    " Very funny and sweet :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juli | 10/12/2013

    " I've always admired Bill as a comedian and after reading this book the admiration has grown. I am very interested in the events that steer people in a certain direction and shape their adult lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 9/25/2013

    " Listened to this book on a looong family car trip. Thought we'd enjoy it since we enjoyed laughing at his Blue Collar comedy bits. We enjoyed getting to know his life story and the twists and turns we all face. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaneesha | 9/16/2013

    " I loved this book. I read it in Books-A-Million and kept laughing out loud.Loudly.Highly suggested to anyone who enjoys southern humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen Meacham | 8/6/2013

    " Bill Engvall's life -- sometimes funny, sometimes serious -- well written and made me laugh right out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 6/30/2013

    " Just plain fun. A fast, easy read that gives you a little background on a very normal life of a very famous person. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa " I give everything 5 stars" Marie Flatinko | 4/12/2013

    " ok really i listened to it on CD from Cracker Barrel on the way to Illinois =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/16/2013

    " A very enjoyable book to read. Funny and heartfelt - seemingly a really nice guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Yelverton | 10/30/2012

    " An interesting and hilarious autobiography from one of America's premier comedians. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debbie | 9/13/2012

    " I was expecting an extension of his blue collar comedy. It's not. To be fair I only listened to 1 disc. The title says it all, just a guy. Not much substance. The most disappointing aspect was the narration. It is read by the author and it was painful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank Taranto | 8/2/2012

    " A fun and sometimes funny look at Bill Engvall's life as he learned to be a comedian. A quick, easy read to lighten up a day (or night in my case, read it in one sitting). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 7/22/2012

    " A really fast read and what a joy! I just love Bill Engvall and his first ever book is wonderful! It is funny, warm and heartwarming and tells his story in true Bill Engvall fashion. He has the most endearing qualities and they really shine through in his book. I would recommend this book to anyone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason | 2/25/2012

    " Not as funny as one would hope for/expect from Bill, but somewhat interesting nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allyson | 1/11/2012

    " Bill Engvall is by far my favorite of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour guys. His book is a lot like his comedy routines on HBO--funny, mostly clean and something you can picture in your head. It was kinda neat getting a look at his life and how it shaped him into who he is today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Petersen | 1/1/2012

    " I listened to Just a Guy while sitting in the airport, waiting and waiting. Pretty good humor. I think Engvall is smarter than he lets on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 10/27/2011

    " Bill Engvall is literally just a guy. Someone I would expect to meet at the local diner. Love him! His memoir was very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Navajojim | 8/20/2011

    " Very cool guy and a crazy story on how he made it big. Not to mention pretty damn funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 6/20/2011

    " A fun and sometimes funny look at Bill Engvall's life as he learned to be a comedian. A quick, easy read to lighten up a day (or night in my case, read it in one sitting). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/23/2011

    " Just plain fun. A fast, easy read that gives you a little background on a very normal life of a very famous person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 1/3/2011

    " Fun book to listen to in the car. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/30/2010

    " Actually got the audio version of this book and it's read by Bill Engvall himself.
    LOVED IT!! When it was over, I wanted more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 2/3/2010

    " Very funny book, it had me laughing out loud. There were some parts that made me a little teary eyed, but overall just a good book. The chapters were pretty short, so if your in the mood for light reading this is the book to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa " I give everything 5 stars" Marie | 7/28/2009

    " ok really i listened to it on CD from Cracker Barrel on the way to Illinois =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia | 7/7/2009

    " We listened to this traveling to and from NC. Some funny stuff, but also some interesting insight into Bill's childhood and personal life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason | 3/18/2009

    " Not as funny as one would hope for/expect from Bill, but somewhat interesting nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Navajojim | 3/15/2009

    " Very cool guy and a crazy story on how he made it big. Not to mention pretty damn funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 1/18/2009

    " Great book for guys. I've learned a lot about my favorite commedian. He drank a lot as a college man; it's also ironically how his comedy got off the ground. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 1/3/2009

    " I enjoyed hearing this book read by him. It sounded like an old friend telling you about his life. My only complaint is the abrupt ending. I would've liked to hear more about his life after he came into show biz. Hopefully that book will be coming later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaneesha | 12/28/2008

    " I loved this book. I read it in Books-A-Million and kept laughing out loud.Loudly.Highly suggested to anyone who enjoys southern humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juli | 10/30/2008

    " I've always admired Bill as a comedian and after reading this book the admiration has grown. I am very interested in the events that steer people in a certain direction and shape their adult lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Azariphale | 9/11/2008

    " Bill Engvall is funny, however this book is only slightly funny, again another interesting look into one of my favourite comedians. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 3/25/2008

    " Very funny, howlingly funny, in spots, touching in others. Didn't know about his parents' problems, nor nearly losing his wife. If you like his comedy, you will enjoy his biography. "

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