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You're Doing Great!

And Other Reasons to Stay Alive
Written by: Tom Papa
Narrated by: Tom Papa
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Comedy, Storytelling
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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author.

"You're Doing Great! is your no-nonsense go-to collection of essays to get you through the increasing noise and chatter of self-doubt and confusion in the new millennium. Tom Papa is a funny, empathetic guide and your new best friend." (Patton Oswalt)

"Read it. Listen to it. Whatever, do what you want. According to Tom you're doing great." (Whitney Cummings)

Comedian and Live from Here head writer Tom Papa, author of Your Dad Stole My Rake, tackles the modern condition in a heartwarming group of short essays.

Tom Papa is a little worried about you. You seem stressed, overworked, and, frankly, a little mixed up. 

Everyone is fighting an overwhelming feeling that things are getting worse, that we should be doing more, that we're not good enough. Well, life isn't perfect. There have always been problems, and there always will be. You can fight for the things you believe in, you can work really, really hard, but you shouldn't lose track of the fact that while you're doing all that, life is flying by at lightning-fast speed. 

If you actually take a breath and look around, you'll realize you're actually doing great. Here's the thing: We live in an amazing time filled with airplanes, scooters, and peanut butter cups. We have air conditioning, blenders, and martini shakers. It's time to refocus, enjoy it all, and stop waiting for something better! 

Relax with comedian and Live from Here writer and performer Tom Papa as he explores his favorite subjects in 75 essays, including:

  • "You Don't Have to Live Your Best Life"
  • "Don't Open the Mail"
  • "I'm So Baked"
  • "I Love Your Love Handles"
  • "Don't Go Tubing"
  • "Shut Up and Eat"

Recalibrate, turn off your device, and open your eyes to a better reality: You're doing great!

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press 

©2020 Tom Papa (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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  • Cornbread Maxwell
  • 2020-05-18

Great Message!

Laugh and feel better about yourself! It's a win-win from one of the best comedians around!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-05-16

Fans of Tom Papa will love it

the book has a pretty similar vibe to his comedy special he release just before the book. if you liked that special or tom papa in general, you should enjoy this book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-06-04

A very nice break from the news of the day.

A lovely and light distraction from our daily and tragic reality. This audiobook allowed me to consider the bright spots in everyday life. It was a welcome relief!

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  • Mercutio
  • 2020-05-31

Get it

The book allows for an easy listen, laugh out loud moments and an emotional pull on the heart strings. If you find yourself overwhelmed by negativity this book helps remind you, you’re doing great.

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  • Joe Busam
  • 2020-05-28

A National Treasure

Tom Papa is not only one of the funniest comedians working today, but also the most relatable and aspirational. The calm observer laughing in the face of a hurricane and reporting to us all. This book is fantastic!!

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  • zachary trecartin
  • 2020-05-27

Funny and Uplifting

This was such a fun book and I enjoyed that it was read by the author. This is the kind of book where you want to share stories from it with others and share a laugh. After reading just a few chapters, I purchased a copy for a friend as well.

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  • Victoria Meyer
  • 2020-05-25

Just as great as the Netflix special with more!!

I absolutely love this book! It gave me all the best "feels". From laughter to love of sentiment. Very well written and performed. If you can remember going from ceiling fan to air conditioner, you will adore this book!!

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  • Lili
  • 2020-05-25

Loved his last book, love this one more.

There are not that many writers, in my experience, that can reliably deliver one book, let alone multiple books, of mostly funny essays. Tom Papa can and does. His last book had some really funny moments about his half vegetarian half non vegetarian family, the frightening wild creatures he would find around his house thanks to his various cats and dogs bringing them inside, and a memorable for the wrong reasons trip to Disneyland. This book is also mostly about his family, and it's hilarious and relatable and heartfelt.

Tom Papa is crazy about his family, and he loves them dearly. But he also knows they are insane, we all are, and that's okay. We're all weird and quirky and funny and difficult. He celebrates our humanity and he shows us who we are through the lens of family and marriage and kids.

I for one hope he never runs out of material, never stops writing, and never stops narrating his own books.

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  • Laura Roche
  • 2020-05-17

Thank you -I really needed to hear that ..

This is the best audiobook EVER!

I hope more people realize..
“Hey, I’m going great!”

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  • Kimanche
  • 2020-05-14

Perfect

the best book hilarious just what we need now!Hilarious and true.I really loved it .