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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Falanga Narrator: Jonathan Marosz Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2004 ISBN: 9781415917510
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You are about to discover that living in the suburbs is a whole lot funnier than you ever thought possible. For this country’s 145,892,494 (give or take) suburbanites, Mark Falanga is an utterly deadpan (and thoroughly entertaining) spokesman.

Mark Falanga is a slick urban dweller, at the top of his game professionally, with a gorgeous corporate executive wife and a hip coterie in the coolest neighborhood in the city. But when baby makes three, Mark and his family enter the twilight zone called the suburbs, where public schools are good, many wives stay home, and children ride their tricycles in the driveway.

Nothing is the same ever again.

With the dry wit of David Sedaris, and Dave Barry’s love of the absurd, Falanga details his new, suburban landscape from the point of view of a bewildered but gung-ho everyman. From the complex political pecking order in the neighborhood, with its ultracompetitive block parties and its consuming holiday-card rivalry, to the surprises lurking on every corner—such as the twelve-year-old pyromaniac next door and the suspiciously broad-shouldered “lady” on the commuter train—The Suburban You describes in slyly understated prose the vicissitudes of life in the ’burbs.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Drufke-Zeller | 5/30/2008

    " Fairly funny! "

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About the Author

Mark Falanga is vice president of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., a Chicago-based real estate corporation, and is a principal in his own real estate company. His work has appeared in GQ, and he writes a regular column on fatherhood for Child magazine. HBO is developing a comedy pilot with Brad Grey Television based on The Suburban You. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife and their two children.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Marosz has narrated dozens of audiobooks throughout his career, including numerous titles by bestselling authors David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, and Tony Hillerman.