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I absolutely loved this and would recommend it to any listener: young, old, gay, or straight. It was funny and perfectly performed by the full cast.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up My Awesome-Awful Popularity Plan in three words, what would they be?
Fun, fun, (major) fun. It's categorized as a young adult book, but don't let that stop you. And if you're not a gay teenage boy, don't let that stop you either. Because this quest for a boyfriend/girlfriend is something most people can relate to.
What other book might you compare My Awesome-Awful Popularity Plan to and why?
Of course, it brings to mind Seth Rudetsky's other book, BROADWAY NIGHTS, which dealt with the grown-up version of the musically-talented and lovelorn hero, a decent guy who's looking for Mr. Right. This one, Broadway Nights, is hysterically funny and has a lot of insider information about the workings of Broadway. . Seth's use of language is really clever, so much so that I want to listen to the whole book again.
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
Seth Rudetsky is one-of-a-kind. I can't imagine this book without his narration, because he brings so much of himself to the role. That man can certainly turn a phrase! It's laugh-out-loud funny in places, entertaining throughout, and brings back memories of all that high school drama. Seth voices the main character, with terrific actors like Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Megan Hilty, Will Swenson, Josh Gad, and Ana Gasteyer voicing the supporting characters. It's such an assembly of talent!
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It caused a release of endorphins and kept me entertained on an otherwise uneventful road trip.
Any additional comments?
I liked both of Seth's books so much for their pure entertainment value that I had to email him and let him know. He sent me a message from his iPhone (!) a short time later, and now he has a dedicated fan in me. (His YouTube videos and other pursuits are really entertaining as well. He's a versatile musician who plays piano and conducts orchestras. Check him out.)
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Seth Rudetsky writes in a way that's engaging and natural, and the story and narration kept my attention start to finish and often had me laughing aloud. I wish I'd had this book when I was 15! But it's still wonderfully entertaining for adult readers/listeners.