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The Truth About the Couch

By: Adam Rubin
Narrated by: Adam Rubin
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Publisher's Summary

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dragons Love Tacos comes this hilarious audiobook about everyone’s favorite piece of furniture.

Pssst! Hey. I'm here to tell ya what the furniture police don't want you to know... Listen close. I'll explain everything.

Most people think couches are just for sitting, or maybe napping, and don't give it a second thought. But did you know couches can go berserk if you don't feed them a steady diet of coins, cell phones, and remote controls? And did you know some couches are grown on a farm? (Where do you think the term couch potato comes from?) Some come from two chairs who love each other very much, and some are actually aliens in disguise. And that's just the tip of the iceberg...

This laugh-out-loud send-up of conspiracy theories brings Adam Rubin's trademark zany humor to explore the totally, completely true (really! maybe?) history of the world's most beloved—and misunderstood—item of furniture.

©2024 Adam Rubin (P)2024 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Full-on mayhem . . . Via this collection of musings, Rubin (High Five) proves as quippy as ever . . . perhaps prompting human readers to regard their own settees in a new and more appreciative light."—Publishers Weekly

"A hilarious send-up of conspiracy theories and adults’ attempts to shelter children from the real world . . . Funny and thought provoking.."—Kirkus Reviews

"The supremely silly story seems straightforward and then delightfully defies expectations, offering wildly inaccurate insights into furniture history and behavior. Garrulous graphite pencil and watercolor illustrations capture the hilarious high jinks with style and exuberance, and the clever stage-on-a-page depiction is a snazzy touch. A splendidly offbeat ode to the seemingly simple sofa."—Booklist

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