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4.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 5 4.38 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Spalding Gray Narrator: Spalding Gray Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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When Spalding Gray first arrived in New York City in 1959, it was to become a writer of great sprawling novels. He got sidetracked into the theater for 30 years until one day his literary agent said, I think you've got a novel inside you. Instead of elective surgery, Spalding sat down to write if he could, or pace floors in different cities plumbing the depths of writer's block if he couldn't. In this recording, Gray, now one of America's premiere monologists, performs Monster in a Box, the story of one man's struggle against publication, the writing of a 1900-page manuscript that became the much smaller Impossible Vacation. Gray recounts the horrors of putting one word after another, and another, and another... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scoot | 9/10/2010

    " My wife recommended this to me when I was suffering with writers block. I liked the book, it didn't help my writers block though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilarie | 6/20/2010

    " I love Spalding Gray's monologues. This book is good, but not as good as the movie where you see him actually perform the monologue. Might be better off Netflixing the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/12/2009

    " This British author, Ruth Rendell has written a series of Inspec tor Wexford Novels and this is detailed, easy to get into and fun to read as the details give lots of clues. "

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

    " Read this and rent the movies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 7/1/2008

    " I think maybe I give his monologue five stars and the book less. I love this guy, wish he were still with us. He was a Rhode Islander. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louisa | 3/22/2008

    " Matt had Spalding Gray sign this book in 1999 when we stumbled across a book signing in LA. Now I feel motivated to read more of his monologues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 7/30/2007

    " About the trials of writing Impossible Vacation, which I forgot is a novel because it isn't. And it doesn't need to be, because he's found his niche as a an autobiographical storyteller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary! | 7/16/2007

    " The companion piece, of sorts, to Gray's novel Impossible Vacation (which I think is a complete waste of time), this is my favorite transcription of one of his monologues. "

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