Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. by Rob Delaney
Reviewed by Steve(n)
Through his singular blend of viscerally silly humor and haunting, abject honesty, Rob Delaney has bottled comedy lightning – the special type of lightning that only strikes clowns and John Turturro. His absurd one liners and brutally concise defamations have made him a new god of the techno-future as Twitter has emerged as a viable medium for glory. Top shelf joke-craft is, in its own right, an internet kingmaker, but Rob Delaney’s superficial whimsy artificially belies a much deeper, personal complexity that, through his new memoir Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage., reveals him to be an insightful author and compassionate human being.
The imminently readable, autobiographical essays contained within Rob Delaney propel us through the dizzying hilarity of the stream-of-consciousness haunted house that the author’s mind inhabits. As the antics and pranks are stripped off the jocular facade of our delirious conductor, we are acquainted with some of the harder truths that inform his character. Rob Delaney dispels the romance of alcoholism by sharing his unglamorous, crushing struggle for sobriety. Deep-seeded, childhood melancholy and guilt mature into a ruinous depression, but, in this story of recovery and redemption, even the most soul-blackening incidents are related with cathartic, self-deprecating zaniness that prevents the narrative from sinking below the maudlin low-water mark. Brilliant and captivating, Rob Delaney tears down the 140-character wall and runs unbridled through the feed of the collective human unconscious.
Join us at BookPeople this Saturday November 9th at 7:00 p.m. to participate in an exciting, erudite event, wherein Rob Delaney will be speaking and signing copies of Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. This event is free to attend and open to the public, the only stipulation being that, in order to have anything signed by the author, a copy of Rob Delaney must be purchased from BookPeople. We are super excited to host this incredible evening of laughs and literature, so come down and see us. Just remember to re-tweet our hilarious jokes. #Delaney #BookPeopleRulz
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