Big Time by Jen Spyra audiobook

Big Time: Stories

By Jen Spyra
Foreword by Stephen Colbert
Read by Jen Spyra  and Dan Stevens , Matt Rogers , Lauren Lapkus , and Thomas Whittington

Random House Audio
8.41 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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The debut collection of raucous, dark, strange, satirical stories from the former Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer and New Yorker contributor, featuring a foreword by Stephen Colbert. A bride so desperate to get in shape for her wedding that she enrolls in a new kind of workout program that promises the moon but costs more than she bargained for. A snowman who, on the wish of a child, comes to life in a decidedly less savory way than in the childhood classic. And in the title story, a time-hopping 1940s starlet tries to claw her way to the top in modern-day Hollywood, despite being ridiculously unwoke.  In this uproarious, addictive debut, Jen Spyra takes a culture that seems almost beyond parody and holds it up to a funhouse mirror, immersing the listener in a world of prehistoric influencers, woodland creatures plagued by millennial neuroses, and an all-out birthday bash determined to be the most lavish celebration of all time, by any means necessary.  Welcome, brave soul, to the world of Jen Spyra.

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A BookPage Top Pick in Audiobooks

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

The debut collection of raucous, dark, strange, satirical stories from the former Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer and New Yorker contributor, featuring a foreword by Stephen Colbert.

A bride so desperate to get in shape for her wedding that she enrolls in a new kind of workout program that promises the moon but costs more than she bargained for. A snowman who, on the wish of a child, comes to life in a decidedly less savory way than in the childhood classic. And in the title story, a time-hopping 1940s starlet tries to claw her way to the top in modern-day Hollywood, despite being ridiculously unwoke. 

In this uproarious, addictive debut, Jen Spyra takes a culture that seems almost beyond parody and holds it up to a funhouse mirror, immersing the listener in a world of prehistoric influencers, woodland creatures plagued by millennial neuroses, and an all-out birthday bash determined to be the most lavish celebration of all time, by any means necessary. 

Welcome, brave soul, to the world of Jen Spyra.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brilliant and bawdy.” AV Club
“An irreverent collection of tales about motherhood, marriage, work and more.” Good Morning America
“This absurdist genre-mash romp of a story collection dials its modern subjects…up to 11, and then blows up the amp.” Vanity Fair
“Comedically dazzling.” Vulture
“Jen Spyra’s stories are shocking, silly, smart, and absurdly funny.” Tina Fey, comedian and New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Jen Spyra

Author Bio: Jen Spyra

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 8.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English