Self-inflicted Wounds

Self-inflicted Wounds

Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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On the wildly popular podcast "Girl on Guy," comedian and actress Aisha Tyler asks her guests to recount moments from their lives when they've done something boneheaded, ill conceived, dangerous, or just plain stupid, to themselves. Aisha turns the lens on herself--recounting her most egregious mistakes--to hilarious result.
Publisher: [New York] : Hachette Audio, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062263322
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file, 6 hr., 46 min.)
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jquick99
Jun 24, 2018

Couldn’t finish this. Couldn’t finish the chapters I attempted to listen to...had to forward to the end of each chapter to get her summary “insights”.
How in the world did these vignettes get a book deal? These aren’t amusing, entertaining or inspiring. Who wants to read about happenings of a 5 yo? Being a comedian she is (should be) very familiar with editing a story so that it is concise, but here it seems she didn’t edit herself and takes the long, roundabout way to tell an uninteresting story.

It’s also too casual in conversation (she has a potty mouth), but unsure if this is only due to being an audio book.

She keeps referring to how big she is and how much she eats. I’ve just looked at a bunch of photos of her, and I guess only in Hollywood would a woman shaped like her think that she’s big.

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JCLRachelSH
Apr 28, 2014

In a year for that seemed dominated by funny white dudes — Rob Delaney, Marc Maron, Jim Gaffigan, Nick Offerman — Aisha Tyler’s 2013 book Self-Inflicted Wounds shines like a bright twinkly star. Tyler’s impressive TV resume includes Archer, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, 24, and Friends (yep, she played Ross’s paleontologist girlfriend), but it turns out she’s also a devastatingly brainy stand-up comic with a vocabulary that’ll make you weak in the knees. In Self-Inflicted Wounds she nerds out about her childhood sci-fi obsession, her teenage commitment to brown unitards, and why you’re not trying hard enough unless you’re failing. Hard. Bonus bookish points for references to The Left Hand of Darkness, The Silmarillion, A Song of Ice and Fire, and everything Ray Bradbury has ever written.

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