Everything is Horrible and Wonderful by Stephanie Wittels Wachs audiobook

Everything is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss

By Stephanie Wittels Wachs
Foreword by Aziz Ansari
Read by Stephanie Wittels Wachs

Tantor Audio 9781492664109
6.87 Hours Unabridged
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The space between life and death is a moment. But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments. One phone call. That's all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs's life forever . . . Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance? In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother's struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation. This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is The Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of listeners. A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, cry, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother's spirit animal.

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Summary

Summary

The space between life and death is a moment.

But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments.

One phone call. That's all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs's life forever . . .

Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance?

In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother's struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation. This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is The Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of listeners.

A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, cry, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother's spirit animal.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Beautiful, funny, and epically poignant. Sarah Silverman
“Beautiful, funny, and epically poignant.” Sarah Silverman

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Author

Author Bio: Stephanie Wittels Wachs

Author Bio: Stephanie Wittels Wachs

Stephanie Wittels Wachs is an actor, singer, and voice-over artist. She is the executive director of Rec Room HTX in Houston, Texas, and cohost of the weekly podcast Hands Off Parents.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 6.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English