12 January 2012
Sleepwalk With Me: and Other Painfully True Stories by Mike Birbiglia
Mike Birbiglia is one of my favorite comedians. If you aren't familiar with him you can find snippets of his routines on Pandora Radio.
This book will feel familiar to anyone who has listened to his stand-up routines. He expounds on those bits, giving us the bigger picture.
Prior to reading this book I knew nothing about his sleepwalking. Sleepwalking can be triggered by stress in one's life. Mike's sleepwalking was definitely triggered by stress. He chronicles his need to be honest with himself and the people in his life. His sleepwalking became quite dangerous.
Though I was familiar with his comedy, I still enjoyed reading this book. I enjoy Mike's conversational tone.
This book has adult themes and adult language.