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Publisher's Summary

You've probably heard about the man Dick Cheney shot, but what if he wasn't the only one?
Ian Davis is a loner, obsessive-compulsive, and a recovering alcoholic. But when a homeless man - who resembles actor Gary Busey - starts harassing him, he resorts to dangerous old habits.
Kenny, a former sitcom star, is a veteran comedian whose career nosedives after a damaging video goes viral.
In these 18 stories we also meet: a distraught husband who experiences heartbreak and salvation after a texting teenager changes his life; a man who returns to his hometown to find his first love stacking jars in Costco; a western sheriff who confronts a pedophile - and his own past; and a successful attorney who abandons his career to play the iPad guitar.
Unexpected, humorous, sometimes dark, and surprisingly heartfelt, these award-winning tales explore the secret life of men as they pass into adulthood, middle age, and old age, confronting lust, pain, guilt, bewilderment, and mortality. The collection fearlessly distills for the listener tinctures of joy, pain, madness, heartbreak, greed, and other components of the human capacity for good and evil, for beauty and ugliness. O'Leary showcases humanity in a fluent, fun way, which will let you peek into the most intimate and the well familiar entrails of existence. Few books around these days possess the capability to bring both a tear to your eye and smile to your lips, within the span of a few chapters, such as this work does.
©2017 Timothy OLeary (P)2017 Timothy O'Leary
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5 out of 5 stars
By Linda on 08-14-17

highly recommend

didn't realize when I bought this book that it was a collection of short stories. I wanted something easy to concentrate on while driving. this fit the bill perfectly. amusing tales with great irony. extremely enjoyable, and David Bosco took me right into the stories.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jeff Davis on 08-09-17

Funny, Uplifting and Emotionally Charged

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely. Funny, gripping and emotionally engaging, Timothy O’Leary’s draws the reader into the pages of this collection of stories that encompasses life and drama, amusement and despair, depicting those people we meet in real life, quirky or not. The stories are written well and without question, brought fully to life with the talents of narrator David Bosco, a master of voices with a new personality looming around each corner of the book. A undeniably fun listen that’ll put a smile on your face, evoke emotions and keep the listener engaged. Get yours!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The characters all shined, but the guy with the imaginary girlfriend... Priceless.

Have you listened to any of David Bosco’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. David Bosco's performance stands out in all his works. He has a superior range for voices and a feel for the characters' personalities, bringing an undeniable realism to stories. One of the best rising talents in the business.

If you could rename Dick Cheney Shot Me in the Face, what would you call it?

I like the offbeat title.

Any additional comments?

I'll be watching for Timothy O'Leary in the future, and the narration of David Bosco speaks for itself. Buy it.

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