Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation Audiobook, by Aisha Tyler Play Audiobook Sample

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation Audiobook

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation Audiobook, by Aisha Tyler Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Aisha Tyler Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062263322

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Longest Chapter Length:

22:21 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

12 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

10:09 minutes

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Publisher Description

In her book Self-Inflicted Wounds, comedian, actress, and cohost of CBS’s daytime hit show The Talk, Aisha Tyler recounts a series of epic mistakes and hilarious stories of crushing personal humiliation, and the personal insights and authentic wisdom she gathered along the way.   The essays in Self-Inflicted Wounds are refreshingly and sometimes brutally honest, surprising, and laugh-out-loud funny, vividly translating the brand of humor Tyler has cultivated through her successful standup career, as well as the strong voice and unique point of view she expresses on her taste-making comedy podcast Girl on Guy.   Riotous, revealing, and wonderfully relatable, Aisha Tyler’s Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation is about the power of calamity to shape life, learning, and success.

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“Self-inflicted wounds are the nastiest, most painful, and most likely to fester. Also the funniest. Aisha brings back every awful, suicidally stupid, shameful, and all-too-familiar episode of a life well lived. Reading this book made me feel a lot better about myself. Prepare to be horrified—and entertained.”

— Anthony Bourdain 


  • “If you’re the type of sicko who enjoys a hilariously talented person debasing herself for your amusement, then Self-Inflicted Wounds is the book for you.”

    — Andy Richter
  • “We all do stupid stuff, sometimes on purpose. But rarely do we ever talk about it, let alone publish an in-depth retelling—leave it to Aisha Tyler to help us all feel a little less dumb and a little more connected.”

    — Seth Green
  • “Good God. The Amazon can write. And write well. We are doomed.”

    — Patton Oswalt
  • “One of the most kick-ass women I know, Aisha Tyler hilariously rips herself open and shows you her guts. On the schadenfreude scale, Self-Inflicted Wounds is a ten.”

    — Felicia Day
  • “Aisha Tyler’s incredibly vivid stories of going for big air only to land flat on her face (or possibly a rusty spike) are a unique combination of cringe-worthy and inspiring. That she shares these stories makes me love her all the more.”

    — Bill Burr
  • “A beautifully tortured and sick-with-self-consciousness manifesto of regret. I’m equal parts proud and embarrassed for Aisha Tyler, which doesn’t get in the way of my loving her.”

    — Margaret Cho
  • “Aisha Tyler is one of the smartest, funniest women I’ve had the good fortune of meeting. She makes me laugh every time I see her—and this is coming from the guy who thinks women aren’t funny.”

    — Adam Carolla
  • “What Aisha says about embracing your fear and using mistakes to forge character is beautiful. What she says about Oprah is unforgivable.”

    — Baratunde Thurston
  • “Self-inflicted wounds. We all have them, but no one exploits their own pain for the funny like Aisha Tyler.”

    — Wayne Brady
  • “Aisha Tyler’s brain moves faster than a shock spell from the hands of a lightning mage. She is hilarious, hyperarticulate, and will kick your ass in Call of Duty.”

    — Chris Hardwick
  • “Aisha Tyler’s book, Self-Inflicted Wounds, is an uplifting, hilarious trek through her life of insults, agonies and failures. Each story is not only painfully funny, but it’s also thoughtful and stunningly candid. I really do love this book.”

    — Jay Chandrasekhar, actor and comedian
  • “In her new book, Aisha Tyler embarrasses and humiliates herself for 231 pages—to our extreme reading pleasure.”

    — Entertainment Weekly
  • “Smart, sassy, and surprisingly wise.”

    — Kirkus Reviews


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About Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler made history as the first female and first African American host of E! Entertainment’s cult hit Talk Soup. She went on to be the first African American to have a long-running arc on NBC’s Friends. Tyler currently cohosts CBS’ The Talk and voices superspy Lana Kane on FX’s smash animated series Archer.