Review: Sleepwalk with Me

I always enjoy hearing Mike Birbiglia tell a story.  They’re keenly observed with an eye to the absurd, paced perfectly to keep your interest, and often about more than they seem at the start.  Best of all, they’re funny.

Sleepwalk with Me is a collection of some of his stories in convenient book form.  The written versions share all the strong aspects of his storytelling.  His voice comes off the page very nicely and engages the reader well.  The stories are funny, poignant, and tie together well across the whole of the book.

All that said, I prefer listening to him. I came away with the feeling I’d heard a good album by a great live band.  The production values were great and the essence of the band came through, but I’d still tell my friends that the band is much better live.


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