• 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 4.5 (31 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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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By L. Murphy on 04-25-18

Great reading of Alison's new book!

Allison read her collection of essays very well her additional asides were just the icing on the cake. I did enjoy her interview with her husband Daniel at the end it added the candle to the cake thank you Allison!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kelly L on 04-23-18

Alison Rosen nailed her first book!

Would you listen to Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me) again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to this book again. Alison has the ability to take the reader (or listener) on a journey and I love it.

What does Alison Rosen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Alison narrates the book. After each passage she gives you little asides you wouldn't get in the print version. She even describes each illustration for listeners of the audiobook.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely! I got bummed out when I had to take breaks for work.

Any additional comments?

Alison Rosen is a fantastic writer and I need to know that book #2 will happen.

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