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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (116 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alonzo Bodden Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Uproar Entertainment Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2004 ISBN:
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There is nothing, absolutely nothing that would ever make Alonzo Bodden, winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing, give up comedy. That's the drug, he says. When they laugh, it's like I'm a jazz musician, and they hear it, and they get it. It's the power to take the crowd wherever I want them to go. I love it when they laugh, especially when they relate through laughter. It's a beautiful thing. It also means I'm going to get paid, which is nice. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/25/2014

    " I am happy to give this 3.75 stars. It was highly enjoyable and has the distinct fame of being able to be picked up mid-stream and you are right back in it. I don't know why others gave this such low marks. I was entertained throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Topinka | 1/24/2014

    " Hodgson has led a very interesting life, and overall I enjoyed reading about it. However, I felt the book could have had more of a narrative structure. Something was missing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miriam | 1/19/2014

    " A little too much of "these are the famous people I hung out with and this is the fabulous food that we ate" for me. I would have appreciated some emotional growth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karlin | 1/17/2014

    " you average true stories of food and travel - interesting but not stellar (well, who can live up to jeffrey steingarten anyway!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clare | 1/13/2014

    " Interesting but rather pretentious. Keep your French dictionary handy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trace | 1/5/2014

    " Could have had so much more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 12/25/2013

    " This happened. And then this happened. And we ate this. And here's a recipe. Meh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/17/2013

    " This started off very promisingly, but quickly became boring. It was set up to be a food memoir, but ended up being more memoir about 1/4 of the way through the book and become a bit self-indulgent at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terese Svoboda | 12/8/2013

    " wonderful anecdotes, delicious and creepy food--somehow it reminded me of Gerald Durrell's book, My Family and Other Animal with its wit and sensual detail. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darla | 11/30/2013

    " Another book for foodies. Hodgson has been a journalist for years, often writing about food. A sort of less sexy and earlier version of Eat, Pray, Love. Ok if you like reading about food - which I do. Otherwise you'll probably be bored. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Hine | 2/16/2013

    " This was a fun little daydream of a book. A memoir of a life well lived, well traveled, and well savored. Nothing heavy or serious, or even terribly insightful, but it was a sweet little escape perfect for the train. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 2/2/2013

    " This book started out great but fizzled at the end. I enjoyed the stories but not the disjointed writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 7/17/2012

    " Fascinating! Her real-life experiences read like a novel. She was in some amazing places at amazing times. Just wish she hadn't rushed through at the end...I wanted to read more details! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 7/4/2012

    " The author is a food writer and restaurant critic in New York though she was born in England and lived in many parts of the world as the daughter of an English diplomat. The book starts off well, but it does tend to get bogged down in the minutiae of her life - TMI. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elle | 10/30/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book but I'm totally mystified by the title. ???? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skigirl | 10/30/2009

    " Fun stories of Hodgson's childhood growing up with her father in the British foreign service and all of her associated moves/living experiences. A very entertaining read (if you like food writing). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbie | 1/27/2008

    " I really enjoyed this book - her life is amazing, the people and the places, and of course I really love how food and cooking and recipes are woven throughout ... a life story through food "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda | 11/17/2006

    " Moira is a restaurant critic for New York Observer. She traveled around the world as a child because her dad was a British foreign service officer. Her life is so different from mine. I found the book interesting but it did not touch me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/19/2005

    " Interesting stories of the daughter of a British diplomat in the 1950s and 1960s. It's a foodie/travel book. "

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