Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg audiobook

Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories

By Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Read by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Random House Audio
6.10 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781984891884

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From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe. Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in uncomfortably delicious recognition. In “A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion,” a young couple engaged to be married is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices for their wedding. “Missed Connection—m4w” is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lonely commuters eternally failing to make that longed-for contact. And in “More of the You That You Already Are,” a struggling employee at a theme park of dead presidents finds that love can’t be genetically modified. Equally at home with the surreal and the painfully relatable (and both at once), Bob-Waksberg delivers a killer combination of humor, romance, whimsy, cultural commentary, and crushing emotional vulnerability. Audiobook Table of Contents: "Salted Circus Cashews, Swear to God" read by Raphael Bob-Waksberg "short stories" read by Baron Vaughn, James Urbaniak, Kimiko Glenn, Colman Domingo, and Natalie Morales "Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion" read by Raúl Esparza "Missed Connection—m4w" read by Colman Domingo "The Serial Monogamist’s Guide to Important New York City Landmarks" read by Natalie Morales "We Men of Science" read by James Urbaniak "Lies We Told Each Other (a partial list)" read by Kimiko Glenn and Raúl Esparza "These Are Facts" read by Will Brill  "Lunch with the Person Who Dumped You" read by Stephanie Beatriz "Rufus." read by Baron Vaughn "Rules for Taboo" read by Will Brill and Emma Galvin "Up-and-Comers" read by Stephanie Beatriz "Move across the country." read by Colman Domingo "You Want to Know What Plays Are Like?" read by Emma Galvin  "the poem" read by Nicholas Gonzalez "The Average of All Possible Things" read by Kimiko Glenn "More of the You That You Already Are" read by Nicholas Gonzalez "We will be close on Friday 18 July" read by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

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A Paste Magazine Pick of the Best Audiobooks of 2019 (So Far)

From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe. Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in uncomfortably delicious recognition. In “A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion,” a young couple engaged to be married is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices for their wedding. “Missed Connection—m4w” is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lonely commuters eternally failing to make that longed-for contact. And in “More of the You That You Already Are,” a struggling employee at a theme park of dead presidents finds that love can’t be genetically modified. Equally at home with the surreal and the painfully relatable (and both at once), Bob-Waksberg delivers a killer combination of humor, romance, whimsy, cultural commentary, and crushing emotional vulnerability. Audiobook Table of Contents: "Salted Circus Cashews, Swear to God" read by Raphael Bob-Waksberg "short stories" read by Baron Vaughn, James Urbaniak, Kimiko Glenn, Colman Domingo, and Natalie Morales "Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion" read by Raúl Esparza "Missed Connection—m4w" read by Colman Domingo "The Serial Monogamist’s Guide to Important New York City Landmarks" read by Natalie Morales "We Men of Science" read by James Urbaniak "Lies We Told Each Other (a partial list)" read by Kimiko Glenn and Raúl Esparza "These Are Facts" read by Will Brill  "Lunch with the Person Who Dumped You" read by Stephanie Beatriz "Rufus." read by Baron Vaughn "Rules for Taboo" read by Will Brill and Emma Galvin "Up-and-Comers" read by Stephanie Beatriz "Move across the country." read by Colman Domingo "You Want to Know What Plays Are Like?" read by Emma Galvin  "the poem" read by Nicholas Gonzalez "The Average of All Possible Things" read by Kimiko Glenn "More of the You That You Already Are" read by Nicholas Gonzalez "We will be close on Friday 18 July" read by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Some giggles, some tears, bloody goats and a ferry boat ride. All to keep us engaged and on our toes. With love, your Nana. Shirley Bob, author’s grandmother
“The stories are very moving and true to today’s society. As your grandma, I hope you sell a million copies of this book. I'm so proud of my little Raphi. Florence Waksberg, author’s grandmother
Wonderfully absurd and unexpectedly moving. . . . Bob-Waksberg successfully tempers the ridiculous with a sharp tug at the heartstrings. . . . These stories are at times poignant and triumphantly silly, but always manage to ring true. Publishers Weekly
Sometimes-whimsical, sometimes-biting short fictions from the creator of Netflix’s BoJack Horseman. This offbeat collection of bad romances will be a treat for fans of Bob-Waksberg’s animated cult comedy. . . . Bob-Waksberg caps his collection with a theme park of dead presidents in ‘More of the You That You Already Are,’ strongly reminiscent of David Sedaris’s ‘Santaland Diaries’. . . . A savage sendup of love in all its dubious glory. Kirkus Reviews
“Here’s love in all of it’s terrible, ridiculous, humiliating glory. Have any friends that you wish would break up with their partners? Give them this book. Have a friend whose love life is not going well? Give them this book. Feeling envious of some friend because their love life is Instagram perfect? Give them this book. And you might as well pick up a copy for yourself as well. You probably need it. Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble   “Stories that make the familiar strange and the strange familiar and all of it hilarious. This book made me laugh while squeezing my heart—not hard enough to kill me, just hard enough so that I remembered what heartbreak feels like. Dark, funny, and brilliant.
“[These stories] conjure struggles for connection in grimly surreal alternative realities that recall the probing comic imaginings of George Saunders. . . . That said, for all its darkness, Someone Who Will Love You should be considered a lighter, amusing confection, one whose sweeter sides shine that much brighter with its balance of bitterness. Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times   “Showcases Bob-Waksberg’s talent for conjuring fantastical scenarios and writing about them with a straight face. . . . Bob-Waksberg concentrates on the human aspects, only slyly waving at the extraordinary—human relationships, he seems to be saying, are weirder than anything else our imaginations can come up with.
ONE OF NPR'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2019ONE OF THE A.V. CLUB'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2019
This book is EXTREMELY MY SH*T. It’s a deeply weird and hilarious work of genius. I really f**king love it. Samantha Irby, author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life   “Raphael is the funniest male vegan who created an animated show about a talking horse working today. Run, don’t walk, to your local socialist knitting circle and tell them about this hilarious book.
Transcendent tragicomedy. . . . Achingly heartfelt and bitingly funny. . . . Prepare to be devastated and made whole again. The A.V. Club

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Author Bio: Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Author Bio: Raphael Bob-Waksberg

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 6.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English