Your Dad Stole My Rake by Tom Papa (Read by the Author)

Your Dad Stole My Rake Had Me Cracking Up

5 out of 5 stars

I knew going into this that I was going to love it.  I’ve been a fan of Papa’s stand up for years now and with every comedian’s book I’ve read (so far) – it’s just made me like them more.   Your Dad Stole My Rake was no different.

From stories about dealing with family, kids, being a guy – to describing the different kinds of dads – Your Dad Stole My Rake is a collection of stories and thoughts about different topics that affect him and his life make this deeply relatable and incredibly enjoyable.  Papa had me laughing so hard on my morning commute that other drivers were looking over at me like I was the weirdo (we’re all weirdos).

It’s hard to describe a book that I enjoyed and needed this much because I know that not everyone will like it – but if you are a fan of Papa’s comedy (especially the topics that he talks about on stage and in his specials) then this book is definitely for you.  He only reused one bit (that I could remember) from his specials, which genuinely surprises me.

If you need something to cheer you up and make you laugh on your morning commute (especially if you’re a dad) then this book is for you.

Book Description:

Your Dad Stole My Rake by Tom Papa (Read by the Author)five-stars
Your Dad Stole My Rake And Other Family Dilemmas by Tom Papa
Narrator: Tom Papa
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
Published by Macmillan Audio on June 5th 2018
Genres: Comedy, Memoir
Pages: 284
Format: Audiobook
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This program is read by the author.

It’s hard being a person, especially in a family, and no one knows that better than stand-up comedian, family man, and Live from Here head writer and performer, Tom Papa.

How do you deal with a life filled with a whole host of characters and their bizarre, inescapable behavior? Especially when you’re related to them? Tom Papa is here to help you make sense of it all. Your Dad Stole My Rake is a hilarious and warm audiobook that saws deep into every branch of the family tree and uncovers the most bizarre and surprisingly meaningful aspects of our lives. He exposes everyone, from crazy aunts with mustaches, grandparents who communicate by yelling, and uncles who use marijuana as a condiment.

Among the topics covered:

Tiger Mom v. Ice-Cream Mom
Stop Trying to Be Cool
In Defense of Family Vacations
No Fighting Before Coffee
Least Popular Baby Names
Wife Lie Detector
Your Cat Thinks You’re Too Needy
Anyone who has a family, grew up in a family, or has spent time with another human being will love this audiobook.

I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

five-stars

Brian

I’ve loved reading since I was little when my dad would read me Dr. Suess books. Fast-forward a little and I noticed that he was always reading on his lunch breaks at work, and I wondered why.Then, I found a book that took me to another place and time, to another feeling,another sense of “being”.It was the first book that I ever fell in love with, and I’ve been chasing that feeling ever since.
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