From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe. Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in uncomfortably delicious recognition. In “A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion,” a young couple engaged to be married is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices for their wedding. “Missed Connection—m4w” is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lonely commuters eternally failing to make that longed-for contact. And in “More of the You That You Already Are,” a struggling employee at a theme park of dead presidents finds that love can’t be genetically modified. Equally at home with the surreal and the painfully relatable (and both at once), Bob-Waksberg delivers a killer combination of humor, romance, whimsy, cultural commentary, and crushing emotional vulnerability. Audiobook Table of Contents: "Salted Circus Cashews, Swear to God" read by Raphael Bob-Waksberg "short stories" read by Baron Vaughn, James Urbaniak, Kimiko Glenn, Colman Domingo, and Natalie Morales "Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion" read by Raúl Esparza "Missed Connection—m4w" read by Colman Domingo "The Serial Monogamist’s Guide to Important New York City Landmarks" read by Natalie Morales "We Men of Science" read by James Urbaniak "Lies We Told Each Other (a partial list)" read by Kimiko Glenn and Raúl Esparza "These Are Facts" read by Will Brill "Lunch with the Person Who Dumped You" read by Stephanie Beatriz "Rufus." read by Baron Vaughn "Rules for Taboo" read by Will Brill and Emma Galvin "Up-and-Comers" read by Stephanie Beatriz "Move across the country." read by Colman Domingo "You Want to Know What Plays Are Like?" read by Emma Galvin "the poem" read by Nicholas Gonzalez "The Average of All Possible Things" read by Kimiko Glenn "More of the You That You Already Are" read by Nicholas Gonzalez "We will be close on Friday 18 July" read by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
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About the Narrators
Emma Galvin won the 2011 Audie Award for best fiction narration, was a finalist for the Audie Award in 2012, and won six AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations. A graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, her film appearances include My Suicidal Sweetheart, A Perfect Fit, and The Big Bad Swim. She has performed in several regional theater productions, including Love Punky, The Power of Birds, and The Realm.
Raúl Esparza is a Cuban-American actor best known for his performances on Broadway. He has received Tony nominations for his roles in Taboo, Company, The Homecoming, and Speed the Plow, and his performance in the Center Theatre Group’s production of Leap of Faith earned him an Ovation Award in 2011. He also has a recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Rafael Barba.