The Suburban You by Mark Falanga audiobook

The Suburban You: Reports from the Home Front

By Mark Falanga
Read by Jonathan Marosz

Random House Audio
6.30 Hours Unabridged
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You are about to discover that living in the suburbs is a whole lot funnier than you ever thought possible. For this country’s 145,892,494 (give or take) suburbanites, Mark Falanga is an utterly deadpan (and thoroughly entertaining) spokesman. Mark Falanga is a slick urban dweller, at the top of his game professionally, with a gorgeous corporate executive wife and a hip coterie in the coolest neighborhood in the city. But when baby makes three, Mark and his family enter the twilight zone called the suburbs, where public schools are good, many wives stay home, and children ride their tricycles in the driveway. Nothing is the same ever again. With the dry wit of David Sedaris, and Dave Barry’s love of the absurd, Falanga details his new, suburban landscape from the point of view of a bewildered but gung-ho everyman. From the complex political pecking order in the neighborhood, with its ultracompetitive block parties and its consuming holiday-card rivalry, to the surprises lurking on every corner—such as the twelve-year-old pyromaniac next door and the suspiciously broad-shouldered “lady” on the commuter train—The Suburban You describes in slyly understated prose the vicissitudes of life in the ’burbs.

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Summary

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You are about to discover that living in the suburbs is a whole lot funnier than you ever thought possible. For this country’s 145,892,494 (give or take) suburbanites, Mark Falanga is an utterly deadpan (and thoroughly entertaining) spokesman. Mark Falanga is a slick urban dweller, at the top of his game professionally, with a gorgeous corporate executive wife and a hip coterie in the coolest neighborhood in the city. But when baby makes three, Mark and his family enter the twilight zone called the suburbs, where public schools are good, many wives stay home, and children ride their tricycles in the driveway. Nothing is the same ever again. With the dry wit of David Sedaris, and Dave Barry’s love of the absurd, Falanga details his new, suburban landscape from the point of view of a bewildered but gung-ho everyman. From the complex political pecking order in the neighborhood, with its ultracompetitive block parties and its consuming holiday-card rivalry, to the surprises lurking on every corner—such as the twelve-year-old pyromaniac next door and the suspiciously broad-shouldered “lady” on the commuter train—The Suburban You describes in slyly understated prose the vicissitudes of life in the ’burbs.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Suburban You is droll enough to put a smile on the most cynical urban puss. Falanga’s voice is winning and companionable and funny and manages to make such chores as painting his children’s bathroom ceiling into a prospect more daunting and heroic than painting the Sistine Chapel. It made me very happy to live in a city, but I certainly enjoyed the outing. Christopher Buckley, author of No Way to Treat a First Lady and Thank You for Smoking

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Author Bio: Mark Falanga

Author Bio: Mark Falanga

Mark Falanga is vice president of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., a Chicago-based real estate corporation, and is a principal in his own real estate company. His work has appeared in GQ, and he writes a regular column on fatherhood for Child magazine. HBO is developing a comedy pilot with Brad Grey Television based on The Suburban You. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife and their two children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English