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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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4 out of 5 stars
By Keli on 07-12-18

Full of twists and turns

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook, although I tend to avoid short stories. For the most part the stories were long enough for me to get hooked. Some better than others, but overall well worth reading.

Examples: As the title of the audiobook is Dick Cheney Shot Me in the Face, I actually Googled to see if this is true! I was invested.

Did Justin pull the trigger or was the “kablooey” in his mind?

Who was Monica, really?

Barry drunk & high...hah!

I could go on, but don’t want to accidentally put any spoilers here. And David Bosco was perfect for this narrative. He really was the preacher. I’ve noticed a pattern in his narration and he does those characters so well. Enjoy!

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my unbiased review.

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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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