The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy
- Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
- Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-22-18
- Language: English
- Publisher: ListenUp Audiobooks
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In a memoir studded with delicious lines and unforgettable set pieces, Robert Leleux describes his East Texas boyhood and coming of age under the tutelage of his eccentric, bewigged, flamboyant, and knowing mother.
Left high and dry by Daddy and living on their in-laws' horse ranch in a white-pillared house they can't afford, Robert and Mother find themselves chronically low on cash. Soon, they are forced into more modest quarters, and as a teenage Robert watches with hilarity and horror, Mother begins a desperate regimen of makeovers, extreme plastic surgeries, and finally hairpiece epoxies - all calculated to secure a new, wealthy husband.
Mother's strategy takes her, with Robert in tow, from the glamorous environs of the Neiman Marcus beauty salon to questionable surgery offices and finally to a storefront clinic on the wrong side of Houston. Meanwhile, Robert begins his own journey away from Mother and through the local theater's world of miscast hopefuls and thwarted ambitions - and into a romance that surprises absolutely no one but himself.
Written with a warmth and a wicked sense of fun that lightens even the most awful circumstances, The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy is a sparkling debut.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Leah on 04-13-18
Absolute Best Book!
My favorite writing style. Best narrator for delivering this story with the descriptive writing.
I loved hearing about the new relationship with the BF, and with 'Mom' and 'Dad'. The author learns about coming out of his bubble. He discovers so much about reality vs. life in a very small bubble where communication and relationships go.
I just hated when this book ended! It was perfectly landed, but I wanted more! I want to hear about Daddy. Is it better now? Was it all true? Did Mother embellish? Is there going to be another book?