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When the Balls Drop: How I Learned to Get Real and Embrace Life's Second Half

Brad Garrett, read by the author. S&S Audio, unabridged, 6 CDs, 6.5 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-4423-8085-1

Comedian Garrett delves into the ugly side of passing one's prime with an exquisite collection of essays capturing the strange things that happen after life's midway point. He gives the lowdown on growing old, using no shortage of euphemisms to describe the effects that age has on the human mind and body. Garrett proves a great narrator, with a deep and raspy voice that is hypnotic enough to keep listeners hooked to the end. He keeps a steady narrative rhythm, but also superbly inflects his voice for the jokes, asides, and turns in any given essay. This sardonic take on the second half of life will prove comforting, thought provoking, and amusing to listeners. A Gallery hardcover. (May)

Reviewed on 08/28/2015 | Details & Permalink

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