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3.98617511520737 out of 53.98617511520737 out of 53.98617511520737 out of 53.98617511520737 out of 53.98617511520737 out of 5 3.99 (217 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Tobolowsky Narrator: Stephen Tobolowsky Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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If you ran into Stephen Tobolowsky on the street, you would not be mistaken: Yes, you’ve seen him before. A childhood dentist? A former geometry teacher? Your local florist? Tobolowsky is a character actor, one of the most prolific screen and stage presences of our time, having appeared in productions that range from Deadwood to Glee, from Mississippi Burning to Groundhog Day.

But Stephen Tobolowsky, it turns out, is not just an actor; he is also a dazzlingly talented storyteller and writer. He has earned a devoted base of fans for his original stories, told in front of live audiences as well as in a popular podcast. Now, for the first time, he has assembled those stories here. The result is creative mitzvah, a work of art, and a narrative feat that combines biography and essay, ranging in tone from the hilarious to the introspective.

To read these pages is to enter an astonishing world that, like all art, is universal yet individual, familiar yet disquieting. A dangerous world, indeed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “You know those imaginary dinner parties where you get to invite any five people from history for an evening of amazing conversation? This book is the reason Stephen Tobolowsky has always been one of my five.” 

    Jim Beaver, author of Life’s That Way

  • “Read this book and rejoice!” 

    Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, author of A Woman of Independent Means

  • “Stephen Tobolowsky has found his true calling as a storyteller. He is candid, insightful, often profound, and very, very funny, especially when he recounts his adventures in show business.”

    Leonard Maltin, film critic and author

  • “No one spins yarns and knits them into a lyrical fabric of self like Tobolowsky: deep, warm and a little itchy but you love it.” 

    Marc Maron

  • “Funny, highly original, and quirky. Stephen Tobolowsky has written a memoir that is almost as enchanting and lovable as he is. Bravo!” 

    Linda Bloodworth-Thomason

  • “A great book from an uncommon man!” 

    Harry Thomason

  • “A copiously examined life rendered with humor and heart.” 

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 

  • “Stories that are quirky, funny, and sentimental.” 

    Publishers Weekly 

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leila Cohan-Miccio | 2/17/2014

    " A lot more crazy shit has happened in Stephen Tobolowsky's life than you'd think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 2/12/2014

    " This book is transcripts of episodes of The Tobolowsky Files podcast - autobiographical anecdotes from character actor Stephen Tobolowsky. He is a wonderful storyteller. I have laughed out loud at some stories, choked up at others, and left pondering big questions a few times to boot. Highly recommended (perhaps better experienced as an audiobook since it is great to hear these in his voice). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cat | 1/26/2014

    " Like other reviewers, I picked this up after becoming a fan of the Tobolowsky Files (podcasts). I was pleased to find TDA contains original stories rather then repeats from the podcasts. I highly recommend the audiobook over the "e" or paper version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea | 1/21/2014

    " A rehash of stories I heard on the Tobolowsky Files but some new ones too. Excellent as always! "

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