Mike Daisey is a fierce storyteller, one minute hilarious, the next minute sweet, with a fine-tuned ear for digression. He circles in on his uneasy subject matter, closer and closer, until he exposes the raw heart. The New York Times calls him "the master storyteller" and he has been compared to Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, and David Sedaris.
In these seven monologues, recorded before live audiences at New York's Performance Space 122, Daisey tells true stories from his life that range from the terrible beauty of his rural Maine hometown, to shipping weapons to the Middle East, to the unintentionally hilarious dangers of defending free speech.
In Games People Play, games in all their forms are center stage, from the mysterious card game "Stinko!", beloved by Mike's in-laws; to the rough games played with brothers and sisters; to a dangerous childhood friend who loved driving back roads at night with the lights off, looking for oblivion in all the wrong places.