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Where the Hell Am I? Trips I Have Survived

3.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  103 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Join Emmy winning writer Ken Levine on a tour of the world – well, mostly America but a few other places too. It’s a world of craziness, lost reservations, the “Master Bait & Tackle Shop”, Pet Jacuzzis, Pompeii pornography, the Electric Chair beauty salon, Cowboy poetry gatherings, strips searches, a Cannabis festival, the “Miss Swamp Buggy” beauty contest, cancelled f ...more
Kindle Edition, 157 pages
Published (first published March 4th 2011)
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Jeff
Feb 24, 2016 Jeff rated it really liked it
Shelves: travel
Where the Hell Am I? could be described as a travelogue-sitcom, filled with one-liners. As a former TV script writer and producer, Levine is good at one-liners. Levine is also a sportswriter and a part-time professional baseball announcer. His travels take him all over the United States, mostly to cities that have professional baseball teams or colleges where Levine’s children attend (and then there is Hawaii). Along the way, we get a taste of Levine’s wit and humor and ability to see the oddity ...more
Carianne Carleo-Evangelist
Levine is a Hollywood writer and MLB broadcaster. This is a travelogue of a sort, but I actually see this more as a glimpse at US cities at a particular moment in time. I especially enjoyed this with cities I'm familiar with. The changing face of Broadway in NYC over the last 14 years, as an example. While some of his were typical family with teen/college-age kids, including college trips, I enjoyed the pieces that were tied in with his MLB Broadcast career.
A good, quick read.
Roger Eschbacher
May 25, 2012 Roger Eschbacher rated it liked it
Written by television comedy legend and baseball announcer, Ken Levine, "Where the Hell Am I?" is a collection of humorous "essays from the road" that Levine would send out to family and friends.

My only minor quibble with this otherwise well-written and funny book is that it's too long and should have been split into two volumes. The travelogue format gets a little repetitive about halfway through the book and "Where the Hell Am I?" would've benefited greatly from leaving the reader wanting more
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Angie
The problem with turning blogs into books is that more often than not it FEELS like a blog turned into a book.In blog form with the occasional update, I can see how this worked. In book form reading passage after passage, it felt redundant.

Humorous at times. A quick read.

I'd like to invite the author to Detroit for a quick trip. Judging from the half-dozen shots he took at the city it's clear he's never visited. And if he has? Well, you did it wrong, buddy. Come see my Detroit.
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Patrick
Oct 11, 2011 Patrick rated it liked it
Shelves: digital, read-in-2011
Amusing book. It collects about 10 years of travelogs that Ken (a former writer/ producer/ director of such shows as MASH, CHEERS, FRAISER, ALMOST PERFECT, and others) sent as emails to friends as he traveled around mostly the USA (there is a trip or two overseas) lots of funny observations written in more of a free form, bullet point format then a long narrative. Amusing at most times, laugh out funny on occasion , there are worse books you can spend you three bucks on.
Joyce
Feb 24, 2014 Joyce rated it really liked it
3.5 stars for the book, but bumped up to 4 stars just for the baseball talk.
Amanda Markham
Jul 29, 2011 Amanda Markham rated it liked it
Was quite funny when it was a travelogue but totally alienating for non-US readers when it blabbed on about baseball. As revenge, I would like Ken to sit through a cricket testmatch. Hopefully one that ends in adraw.
Denise
May 27, 2012 Denise rated it really liked it
Read most of this book traveling through airports on way home from vacation. I was laughing so hard at parts of it, I think I woke up the guy next to me who was snoring!
Dave
Jul 21, 2012 Dave rated it it was amazing
Maybe the funniest book I have ever read. Laughed out loud while sitting on a plane reading the book!
Karen
Jul 31, 2011 Karen rated it liked it
Mostly short quips, most are amusing.
Bfeyen
Apr 29, 2012 Bfeyen rated it really liked it
humorous, diary type book, enjoyed
Jane
Apr 24, 2011 Jane rated it it was ok
Amusing but repetitive.
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