Navel Gazing

Navel Gazing

True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but Also My Mom's, Which I Know Sounds Weird)

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New York Times bestselling author and stand-up comedian Michael Ian Black (author of A Child’s First Book of Trump) delivers a “memorable and funny” (Kirkus Reviews) memoir about confronting his genetic legacy as he hits his forties.

Black pulls no punches in this hilariously honest memoir, a follow-up to the acclaimed You’re Not Doing It Right. When Michael’s mother receives a harrowing medical diagnosis, Michael begins a laugh-out-loud examination of health, happiness, and the human body from the perspective of a settled (and sedentary) husband and father of two. With the trademark wit that has made Michael’s other books popular favorites, Navel Gazing is a heartfelt and poignant memoir about coming to terms with growing older and the inevitability of death. It is also a self-deprecating and deliciously frank remembrance of exercise failures, finding out he is part Neanderthal, and almost throwing down with fellow author Tucker Max.

Michael Ian Black may not have the perfect body. Or be the perfect father. Or husband. Or son. But you will laugh as you recognize yourself in his attempts to do better. And, inevitably, falling short. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll call your mom.

Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2016
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476748832
1476748837
9781476748825
1476748829
Branch Call Number: 818.602 B561n
Characteristics: 194 pages ; 24 cm

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Sep 15, 2016

This is a funny memoir from Michael’s life. He has a self-deprecating sense of humor that will make you feel ok about laughing at him.

multcolib_karene Jan 24, 2016

Funny but sensitive riff on the author's aging and his physical self (yes, he's right, toes can be really gross) and coming to terms with his mother's aging. A really relatable book.

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