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Thanks, Em

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Reviewed: 04-08-2020

Totally brilliant, Bitch! A delightful, heartbreaking, honest and raw look at a life that's definitely worth sharing.

An incredible account and insight

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Reviewed: 14-06-2020

An interesting and compelling look at the effects of mental illness on both the micro and macro levels.

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Loved it!

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Reviewed: 11-02-2020

Beautifully written and performed, I enjoyed every moment of this story. The cadence of the writing, the characters, the flow of it and how invested in even some of the minor characters I became made me feel part of the story; indeed, their family!

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So very disappointing - too hard to finish

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Reviewed: 24-11-2019

I persevered and persevered but just couldn't finish it. I even Googled reviews to see what I was missing - a lot said the start was too long so I pushed through, with no pay off. I wanted to love it for more than just supporting local, female talent but this was a MASSIVE miss for me. The story takes too long to develop, the characters aren't likeable, the dialogue is cringe worthy in parts and while perhaps finishing it would have tied everything together, it was too arduous for me to get there. Clearly others loved the book but not me.

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Not sure what the fuss is about

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Reviewed: 19-07-2019

I won't lie, some of the lines made me smile and Meryl Streep's performance is impeccable (of course), but the story fell so short of its potential, it was laborious to finish.

Outstanding across the board

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Reviewed: 05-04-2019

This is by far my favourite Audible performance. Everything about it is perfect and brings the story to life in the most brilliant way. Loved it!

LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!

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Reviewed: 25-01-2019

Thank you, Adam, for sharing your stories with such respect (ish 😉), humour and good intention. Definitely one of my new favourite books for so many reasons.

Good intentions, but...

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Reviewed: 16-01-2019

While the book discusses important topics like family, mental health, fertility and complex relationships, the story itself is told in such a clunky way the gravitas is lost. Some of the dialogue actually made me cringe and was hard to listen to. I only finished it because I was travelling in a car with no wifi to download an alternative. The ending however, was predictable and sickly sweet and didn't redeem the rest of the book as I'd hoped.

Delightful. Intelligent. Funny. Touching.

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Reviewed: 16-12-2018

What a brilliant collection of stories that will make you laugh and cry. Loved hearing them read by Sedaris too.

Smart, insightful and an absolute delight!

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Reviewed: 11-12-2018

A beautiful story and analysis of what it means to be human, of family and life. Loved it.