A Lion Among Men
Gregory Maguire, , read by the author. . HarperAudio, $29.95 ( , abridged, five CDs, 5 hrs., $29.95 ISBN p) ISBN 978-0-14-314255-3
Always outspoken (and so-called “Dr.”), Denis Leary returns with this hilarious look at sucking; why we suck, how not to suck and how to help others who suck become suck free. Pulling no punches, Leary storms his way through everything from skinny jeans being for skinny people to vegetarians, and never fails to make listeners laugh out loud. Reading in his trademark self-deprecating and hard-nosed manner, Leary plows through his book at such a strong and commanding speed that listeners will think his well-polished rants are off-the-cuff. Leary is almost performing stand-up; his tone is so unrelenting and unabashed that listeners will beg for more.
Reviewed on: 12/22/2008