Author: Brad Graber
Narrator: Derek Neumann
Length: 3 hours 35 minutes
Publisher: Dark Victory Press
Released: May 26, 2020
Why is a fly circling the deli? What can you learn from your dog about aging? Is Mahjong the real game of champions?If you’re a fan of David Sedaris, Erma Bombeck, or Andy Rooney, you’ll love Brad Graber’s new release What’s that Growing in My Sour Cream? – a compilation of over 70 humorous essays on the joys, challenges, and absurdities of life in America. Drawn from Graber’s blog “There, I Said It!” Graber introduces listeners to his sharp observations on everyday subjects such as Facebook friends, the odd messages stuffed into fortune cookies, and awkward man hugs. A bold new voice, Graber’s humor and wit are on full display in What’s that Growing in My Sour Cream?.
Brad Graber writes novels because he grew up in a family where no one listened to him – so he made up stories about them. He’s the award-winning author of The Intersect and After the Fall, and writes a humor blog: There, I Said It! He currently resides in Phoenix with his husband, Jeff.
Derek Neumann is actor and voice professional in the recording arts and sciences who has studied at both the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the British Academy’s Midsummer at Oxford’s Shakespeare program.
The musings and observations of Brad Graber’s What’s That Growing in My Sour Cream are not only humorous and entertaining but also relatable. From germs on planes to germs in the home (I think Brad’s a germaphobe! HA!), to food on cruises and holiday meals, to family dynamics and aging gracefully (or not), I found topics and situations I’ve often pondered and was encouraged to find I’m not the only person lamenting the extinction of authentic customer service.
Compiled of posts from Graber’s personal blog, this audiobook is perfect for a relaxing evening or drive. Derek Neumann’s smooth, unhurried narration felt as though I was listening to the observations of a good friend, and just as I was ready for more, the book ended.
Graber’s insight and wit remind us not only that it’s never too late, but also that we’re never truly alone.
I volunteered to review this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Brad Graber. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
Brad Graber’s top ten reasons you will love listening to What’s That Growing in My Sour Cream?
- You see humor in everyday happenings
- You enjoy Seinfeld, David Sedaris, Erma Bombeck, and the Chicken Soup Series
- You think Mahjong is the true game of champions
- You’re curious about what your dog can teach you about aging
- You’re perplexed by the odd messages in fortune cookies
- You keep walking into your spouse
- You laugh at awkward man hugs
- You’ve gone to the theatre and experienced the big head show
- You’ve noticed that the medicine cabinet is now in the kitchen
- You enjoy pedicures
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