So glad I decided to make this the book I kick off 2014 with Rob Delaney’s Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. In fact, I enjoyed it so much, it was devoured it in one sitting that was filled with maniacal laughter, snickers, and some other really attractive snorting sounds.
While I typically stay away from the writings of comedians, Delaney’s book is an entertaining mix of self-deprecating humor, honesty and crazy stories.The chapters are short, slightly abrupt and sometimes start one place and totally end up somewhere else, but you know what? It totally works. Be advised, there is definitely an undercurrent of seriousness- Delaney documents his battles with alcohol addiction and depression. Though the darkness of some of those pages came as a surprise, they added a certain gravitas that made you appreciate Delaney’s humor that much more. My only complaint is that the book was a little on the shorter side- I definitely could have gone a few more rounds.
xo The Book Bird