A Good Housekeeping Book of the Month This funny and wise new memoir from Harrison Scott Key, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, will inspire laughter and hope for anyone whos ever been possessed by a dream of what they want to be when they grow up.Little-known author Mark Twain once said that the two most important days in your life are the day you were born...
|Title||:||Congratulations, Who Are You Again?|
|Number of Pages||:||357 pages|
Congratulations, Who Are You Again? Reviews
This is a funny and charming account of how a book/dream comes to be born. I love this man's writing.
Maybe I'm the wrong demographic for this sort of book but humor comes in many forms and this self-deprecating journey through the author's past to become the success that he is was just not so funny to me. I love self-deprecation but it gets old. As does being a loser and failure that accidentally - how did this happen? - becomes successful.
That said, it's obvious why he's a successful author - this character, this voice is witty and Southern, goofy and gentle, male and yet relatable to anyone. ...more
As with Key's other book, superb writing that will make you laugh out loud. By turns hilarious and poignant, if you want to know what it's like to write a book (and wonder if anybody ever really notices), well, this is a pretty good starting place. Worth your while by a good measure.
Fun, witty, whacky and infinitely clever. This book put a smile on my face every chapter. It's also very well written and self deprecating. Highly recommended for anyone who has ever questioned what they want to be and how to get there.
I enjoyed this memoir about writing a memoir (which I also enjoyed) very much. It was funny, sweet, and honest. The latter chapters, where he writes so tenderly about his family, are beautiful and heartwarming.
Brilliant and funny and wickedly smart.