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.