• Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me)

  • By: Alison Rosen
  • Narrated by: Alison Rosen
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-10-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Creators Syndicate
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Alison Rosen, host of the immensely popular podcast Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend, is ready to conquer the world of books in this collection of hilarious and unpredictable columns.
Alison wants to be living a fabulous life filled with myriad social engagements. She just also wants to not shower, put on a bra, or leave the house. Plus, she dislikes dancing, the Fourth of July, and costume parties that involve skimpy attire. Basically, if it’s fun, count her out, which is too bad, since she so desperately wants you to think she’s fun.
Tropical Attire Encouraged came to be on her birthday a few years ago, when her husband, Daniel Quantz, presented her with a hand-bound book of her columns from the first year she was syndicated. He worked late at his office to keep it a surprise. At the top of each one, he included a hand-drawn illustration. Daniel told her he made it because he wanted her to know he believed in her and felt she should be published in book form, and because one year, she gave him an over-the-cabinet-door organizer, and he wanted her to really know - like, on a visceral level - just how crappy her gift was in comparison. (He didn’t say this, but it was implied.)

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Alison Rosen (P)2018 Creators Syndicate
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3 out of 5 stars
By margot on 04-19-18

Poor production

Heard the author interviewed recently & decided to find & purchase the book. Might be better in printed format. It drove me CRAZY to hear her describe EACH ILLUSTRATION in the book. (We audio listeners are, by nature, ok with not seeing the pictures!). Her husband illustrated the book so I understand her desire to “include” his work in he audio version but it was maddening. Gave up listening about 1/2 way through. Also RE: production - author is the speaker - audio errors are included, kept, & apologized for, including misstatements, repeating some sentences, coughing & clearing her throat. Editing would have erased all these blemishes. Loved her interview but can’t stand the audio book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Her_Fierceness on 07-11-18

great read!

I'm admittedly a fan of Alison Rosen from her podcast, but I also really enjoyed this! Each short story/article was interesting, often fun, and sometimes a little tear-jerking. Listen to this!

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