Digging Up Mother: A Love Story (Compact Disc)

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By Doug Stanhope, Johnny Depp (Foreword by), Doug Stanhope (Read by)
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If you know of Doug Stanhope, you probably love him. If you don't know him, he's probably not for you anyway. Like in his comedy, this book doesn't shy away from the darkness, in fact celebrates it and mocks you for being afraid of it. Though there are plenty of comics on the road type stories, which I'm a big fan of, this is, as the subtitle suggests, a love story about his mother. Make no mistake though, it's not an ode to his mother. Stanhope is too smart for that. He presents his mother as she was, not in some idealistic fashion. He loves her in that true way where he doesn't feel the need to idealize her. For her part, she comes across as hilarious, fascinating, and tragic. Though the prose in this book is more controlled than his rapid fire, rage eruption stage dynamic, it still reads as wild and uncomfortable, and even at times poignant. This is a pretty great book.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781978646735
ISBN-10: 1978646739
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2019
Language: English