There's Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say

  • by Paula Poundstone
  • Narrated by Paula Poundstone
  • 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What do the lives of Lincoln, Helen Keller, Joan of Arc, and other historical figures have in common with Paula Poundstone? In the hands of this wryly observant and self-deprecating comedian, the answer is outrageously funny and unexpectedly touching. Poundstone compares her crazy life to theirs, as she holds forth on her children, her career, and the time in her life when it appeared she would lose them both.Now exonerated, Poundstone treats that stressful experience and the rest of her life, successes and failures, with remarkable wit and insight. There's Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say is self-awareness and honesty at its most hilarious.


What the Critics Say

"Paula Poundstone pokes fun at her tabloid woes in wry - and occasionally pointed - tales about life in the comedy trenches as a single mom....[She] has a lively sense of the absurd." (Variety)
"Poundstone makes self-involvement entertaining in her memoir-cum-history." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks but rarely more than once (Bill Bryson is the exception). I enjoyed this book so much that I knew I would listen to it again sometime. I started it over just after finishing it. I laughed almost as much the second time around. More, please, Paula.
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- Evelyn

wet your pants funny

I was so excited to find that audible finally had this book. I don't usually read and listen to the same books, but this book is an exception. Ms Poundstone's look at herself is smart, histerical and real. It is so nice to have her back!
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- Anna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-04-2007
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books