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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Garlin Narrator: Jeff Garlin, Leonard Nimoy Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9780743597371
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On Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jeff Garlin plays Larry David’s friend and manager, who doggedly sticks up for him and gets involved in his schemes, no matter how morally dubious they may be. My Footprint is perhaps Jeff’s best scheme yet.

 

Using his natural storytelling ability, Jeff documents his quest to live a more earth-friendly lifestyle and lose seventy-five pounds in intimate and hilarious detail. He exposes his innermost secrets and reveals his foibles—including his penchant for eating pudding and napping. A heavyset couch potato who daydreams about his next snack, Jeff dives in headfirst and begins meeting regularly with a personal trainer, a pilates instructor (who happens to be a former Solid Gold dancer), and using his Wii Fit. Jeff’s extraordinary undertaking yields highs and lows, struggles and triumphs—and many, many, laughs. Inspiring and entertaining, My Footprint is a comedic memoir that’s not to be missed. 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 Scottp | 2/19/2014

    " Not sure why I decided to read this other than Jeff Garlin is funny, but I was surprised how good it was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 1/9/2014

    " You can hear Jeff Garlin's voice in this memoir, about his struggles with overeating, his path toward a greener life, and his health issues and love for his family. He is funny and warm and far from perfect. I think he's done a great job with this book and I appreciated the journey and even learned a few things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/2/2014

    " About how hard it is to change your habits. Some very funny bits. Lots of empathy. Overall discouraging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany Day | 12/25/2013

    " Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Wall-E), admitted compulsive overeater, uses his comedic skills to detail his struggles in reaching his goals of both living a healthy lifestyle and reduing his carbon footprint. Garlin does a great job of expressing the realities of life as a person with weight struggles and by likening his battles to those experienced by drug and alcohol addicts he illustrates that for many people, weight loss is far more than simply a matter of dropping a fork and getting off the couch. (There are many in my public health grad program who should be required to read this, as weight issues certainly require understanding and empathy.) Meanwhile, Garlin manages to share his attempts at "going green;" ultimately, the addiction America has to its lifestyle of comfort and energy consumption isn't all that different from an addiction to food. Along the way, Garlin shares some bigraphical information and "insider" stories from the set of "Curb," and many rcognizable celebs are in his anecdotes. An enjoyable fast read, I would recommend it to Garlin/"Curb" fans, those struggling with weight issues, anybody with an interest in environmentally sound living, and people in the health field. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellie Revert | 12/22/2013

    " Love the author--saw him on The Daily Show--he is great friends with Jon Stewart, and we loved this friendship! He's a neat guy, and we are now catching up with "Curb Your Enthusiasm" thanks to him, and we are loving it! "

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

    " A little raunchy, but interesting description of how this comedian addiction to food affects his life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronna | 5/6/2013

    " Surprisingly good and insightful. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 2/6/2013

    " I got this book thinking it would be really funny. It's not. Not that it's not funny, it's just not a comedy book. I liked it though. I didn't realize how big a part Jeff Garlin played in the making of Curb. I found myself routing for Jeff in all his life's struggles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya | 3/23/2012

    " Sometimes all I'm looking for in a book is something to get through in a couple of days that'll give me a few laughs. This book did the trick. Garlin is very likable, honest, and entertaining and I appreciated his vulnerability. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 3/14/2012

    " A very good book which sadly took me much longer to finish than I would have liked it to. It was refreshing to read about his struggle with food which many of us deal with and how he deals with it and through him I realised that we are kind of the same in dealing with weight issues. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Doreva | 12/1/2011

    " I really wanted to like this book, but could not, due to its excessively rambling style. However, I don't watch the show Curb Your Enthusiasm. Perhaps Garlin's book fits with the style of his TV character and fans might enjoy it more. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Faith | 5/15/2011

    " I kept waiting for something to happen--an epiphany, an increase in motivation, something. Nothing. I gave up with less than 2 hours left in the audiobook. Bo-ring. (sigh) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 julia | 4/26/2011

    " excellent- very funny and heartfelt writing. painfully honest about his struggle with food. brave. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 11/27/2010

    " About how hard it is to change your habits. Some very funny bits. Lots of empathy. Overall discouraging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 7/9/2010

    " I got this book thinking it would be really funny. It's not. Not that it's not funny, it's just not a comedy book. I liked it though. I didn't realize how big a part Jeff Garlin played in the making of Curb. I found myself routing for Jeff in all his life's struggles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya | 7/5/2010

    " Sometimes all I'm looking for in a book is something to get through in a couple of days that'll give me a few laughs. This book did the trick. Garlin is very likable, honest, and entertaining and I appreciated his vulnerability. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellie | 6/3/2010

    " Love the author--saw him on The Daily Show--he is great friends with Jon Stewart, and we loved this friendship! He's a neat guy, and we are now catching up with "Curb Your Enthusiasm" thanks to him, and we are loving it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvia | 3/21/2010

    " A little raunchy, but interesting description of how this comedian addiction to food affects his life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Faith | 3/16/2010

    " I kept waiting for something to happen--an epiphany, an increase in motivation, something. Nothing. I gave up with less than 2 hours left in the audiobook. Bo-ring. (sigh) "

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About the Author
Author Jeff Garlin

Jeff Garlin is a comedian and actor best known for his work on Curb Your Enthusiasm. He also spent three seasons on NBC’s Mad About You in the role of Marvin and has a variety of television and film appearances to his credit, including Dr. Katz, Arrested Development, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Late Show with David Letterman, Tom Goes to the Mayor, The Daily Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Daddy Day Care, and WALL-E. He has also had his own HBO comedy special.

About the Narrator

Leonard Simon Nimoy (1931–2015) was an American actor, film director, poet, musician, and photographer. His most famous role was that of Spock in the original Star Trek series, as well as in multiple film, television, and video game sequels. He began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. He made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot, “The Cage,” in 1965 and went on to play Spock until 1969. Spock had a significant cultural impact and garnered Nimoy three Emmy Award nominations. TV Guide named Spock one of the fifty greatest television characters.