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Matt Bellassai has no idea what he's doing. Well, to be fair, he did become semi-Internet famous by getting drunk at work, making him a socially-acceptable - nay - professional alcoholic. He's got some things figured out. But the rest is all just a terrible, disgusting mess.
This is Matt's book. Just to clarify, though, it is absolutely not a memoir; Matt is far too young to have done anything worth remembering (though he did win an actual People's Choice Award for his BuzzFeed web series, Whine About It, which is pretty good, if you ask his mother). This is also most certainly not a book of advice; he is too woefully ill-prepared for life to offer anything in the way of counsel (though that won't stop him from talking). Call this a collection of awful moments that led to his grumbling, blundering adulthood - a chronicle of little indignities that, when taken together, amount to a life of hilarious anguish.
With keen wit and plenty of self-deprecation, Matt reveals how hard it is to shed his past as the Midwest's biggest nerd, that one time a taquito nearly murdered him at his brother's surprise birthday party, and the time he came out to his friends and family (the closet was a bit messy). Matt also wrestles with the humiliations of adulthood, like giving up on love in New York City, living alone with no one to heat his microwave dinners, and combating the inner voice that tells him to say aloud all the things the rest of us are smart enough to keep to ourselves.
You probably don't need this book, but, let's be honest - you do. Since you're already here, you might as well pull up a chair, grab your glass(es) of wine, and enjoy.
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By erin sayer on 11-23-17
Best Audio Book I’ve heard ever.
Not only is Matt’s book superbly written, his performance is hilarious as he always is, heartfelt and insurmountably entertaining. I listened to it while preparing Thanksgiving dinner and laughed the entire time. I even had to rewind parts to laugh again. Seriously everyone needs to download this audiobook right now.
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By PavLove on 12-28-17
Well, Mat as he is
Discovered him through the podcast and he seemed to be better there rather than in his book. In the book he came across as rather not the person I would want to hang out with. Give him his due he portrayed himself as a person with a lot of issues like many of us, however, I don't know whether it is just to keep his public profile as everyone would expect him to be (everything is awful and I'm not satisfied with everything and everybody) or it is just some sugar in the tea to make this tea tastier. Strangely enough the book ends somewhat abruptly when you think it should have been at least some summary as autobiography books would normally end. This books just ends as if something wrong with recordings. As a whole I didn't really enjoy the book and regret that I wasted my credit for this. However, I'm sure there will be people who will enjoy it.