Sleepwalk with Me: And Other Painfully True Stories

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 21, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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Hello, I am Mike Birbiglia and I want you to read my book. Too on the nose? Sorry. Let me dial it back.

Iím Mike Birbiglia and Iím a comedian. You may know me from Comedy Central or This American Life or The Bob & Tom Show, but youíve never seen me like this before.


Wait, thatís the name of another book. Also Iím not naked as there are no pictures in my book. Also, if there were naked pictures of me, you definitely wouldnít buy it, though you might sneak a copy into the back corner of the bookstore and show it to your friend and laugh. Okay, letís get off the naked stuff.

This is my first book. Itís difficult to describe. Itís a comedic memoir, but Iím only 32 years old so Iíd hate for you to think Iím ďwrapping it up,Ē so to speak. But I tell some personal stories. Some REALLY personal stories. Stories that I considered not publishing time and time again, especially when my father said, ďMichael, you might want to stay away from the per≠sonal stuff.Ē I said, ďDad, just read the dedication.Ē (Which Iím telling you to do too.)

Some of the stories are about my childhood, some are about girls I made out with when I was thirteen, some are about my parents, and some are, of course, about my bouts with sleepwalking. Bring this book to bed. And sleepwalk with me.

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Review: Sleepwalk With Me and Other Painfully True Stories

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Strangely enough, I bought this book for my Kindle when I needed help to fall asleep. Reading takes my mind off of my life, so I can relax, but I can't risk getting too involved in a book (ie ... Read full review

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User Review  - Blanche - Goodreads

Let's start by saying I adore Mike Birbiglia. He is an incredibly talented and genuine comedian, as well as a very sweet man (I got to meet him in person after his latest show). His recent movie, of ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, author, actor, and director. His one person shows Sleepwalk with Me and My Girlfriendís Boyfriend have both run successfully off-Broadway and toured internationally. He was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor for this book and his feature film adaptation of it won the NEXT categoryís audience award at Sundance Film Festival in 2012.

Ira Glass is the producer and host of the award-winning public radio program, "This American Life," Author website:

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