• The Suburban You

  • Reports from the Home Front
  • By: Mark Falanga
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-15-04
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Books on Tape
  • 1.5 out of 5 stars 1.5 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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. 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 12-year-old pyromaniac next door, The Suburban You describes in slyly understated prose the vicissitudes of life in the 'burbs.
©2004 Mark Falanga; (P)2004 Books on Tape
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Critic 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)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Andrew on 07-14-05

Bland, unimaginative, mediocre

The most boring, unoriginal, bland, unimaginative book I've heard on audible. Don't waste your time.

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