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It Takes Balls

Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Unprepared Single Dad
By: Josh Wolf
Narrated by: Josh Wolf
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Josh Wolf - one of the stars and writers of Chelsea Lately and After Lately - delivers a hilarious collection of essays that reminds us all what it takes to conquer fatherhood without sacrificing manhood.

Struggling to make it as a stand-up comic didn't always fit with being a single parent. But Josh figured out his own set of rules - through trial and (frequent) error. Early picking up kids from school? The nearby strip club is a great place to kill time and bond with some like-minded dads. Want a drunken heart-to-heart with your son? First make sure there's no Sharpie around in case you pass out. Wondering where to take that special someone at the end of the night? Remember that no sane woman will have sex with you in a one-bedroom apartment where your kids are sleeping - even if you promise to be really, really quiet.

Whether it's revealing the secrets to limitless hookups (hint: it's single moms) and getting rid of your children's friends that you just can't stand (hint: it's not single moms), or blackmailing PTA members and ignoring health codes, Josh is sure to impart some parenting wisdom along the way. Or at least have a good time trying.

©2013 Josh Wolf (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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Interesting

Sounds like the kinda dad I am, but somehow is able to justify his actions where I just get chewed and spit out lol

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  • Marcus
  • 01-11-2016

funny as hell

I loved it😂
I found myself searching audible for more.
I was laughing the whole time

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  • SHANNON BOEHM
  • 13-03-2016

Fun Saturday afternoon listen!! Tons of belly laughs!

This book is laugh out loud funny! It's is like you are sitting across the table from him while he tells you some of the most hilarious stories of his life. You will not be disappointed! Get this book if you want big belly laughs and uncontrollable snickers!

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  • RainbowSquirrel
  • 05-03-2016

Love me some Josh Wolf

I loved this book and was so happy to find it in audio form so I could keep up while driving around day to day. Very entertaining and Josh is and was an amazing father.

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  • Nikki
  • 25-04-2013

Funny, suprisingly touching, and great stories

Where does It Takes Balls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It Takes Balls is right up there with Chelsea Handler's books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Stories of Josh and his kids made me laugh till I was crying and his antics with his friends had me gasping for breath.

What does Josh Wolf bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The way he delivers his jokes and stories makes it just that much more funny. He has great timing and inflection and delivers each and every punchline.

Any additional comments?

Overall I absolutely loved this book. The only thing that detracted was that he sometimes meandered into other stories to make a point or to add back story but sometimes it took so long you get a little lost from the original point of the chapter. It would also have the book flow a bit better if the book had followed a more chronological time line. But don't be mistaken: everything he talks about is hilarious so it's really not a big deal.

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  • Rick
  • 02-04-2013

Exceeded my HIGH Expectations!

If you could sum up It Takes Balls in three words, what would they be?

Hilarious, real-life, entertaining

What about Josh Wolf’s performance did you like?

Conversation style story telling at it's finest!

Any additional comments?

Be sure to check out the Josh & Ross podcast on iTunes!

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  • nomi
  • 19-09-2019

I can't get enough of Josh Wolf

I love this book so much. I wish he had more to listen to. He is an amazing story teller. Love his sence of humor. This is so worth owning .

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  • ivan
  • 10-07-2019

brilliant!

I felt like I was right beside him on every story! thanks Josh for such an interesting audiobook

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  • marcus frierson
  • 03-01-2019

very entertaining

I'd never heard of Josh before but now I'm a true fan. I hope to see more from him. I loved every minute of this book. The story about his daughter and long tooth, hilarious!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-11-2018

Loved this book ! Hilarious and heartfelt.

I was surprised that this book is so enjoyable. It flows so well you never have a dull moment.

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  • C. Catlett
  • 03-06-2017

Very Good!

Book is interesting find, funny, a lot of very true stories. Loved it!

Very nice audio

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-06-2020

Perfect example to how great Audible can be.

I already own this book but the experience of having Josh Wolf read his own stories makes this an absolute must for anyone who’s a fan of his work or for anyone who has a great sense of humour. This has made me laugh out load to myself so much, it’s a book that I would revisited time and time again for sure because it never gets old. Thanks Josh Wolf for sharing.