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You're Not Doing It Right by Michael Ian Black
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Apr 03, 12

Read in March, 2012

Reading this and Out of My League back-to-back, I kind of felt like maybe I focused on the gender-relations aspect of these books to a weird degree, but at least half of each book is literally concerned with the author's relationship with his wife, so maybe it's not so weird. This one, actually, is about 100% concerned with family, being essentially the story of how Black met his wife, and then of their courtship and early married life together. The occasional reflections on the past are about his family life as he was growing up. That said, he's incredibly insightful and reflective in his discussion of these situations. His adult family life may not have gone in a direction like what I see for myself (for one thing, he is a celebrity (very famous)), but I feel that he approached things in a way very similar to how I would, if that makes sense. The focus of this book means that it's as often affecting in a heart-wrenching sort of way as it is funny, but it's still funny enough. Recommended for human beings.


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