I'd Like to Play Alone, Please
From a massively successful stand-up comedian and co-host of chart-topping podcasts “2 Bears 1 Cave” and “Your Mom’s House,” hilarious real-life stories of parenting, celebrity encounters, youthful mistakes, misanthropy, and so much more.
Tom Segura is known for his twisted takes and irreverent comedic voice. But after a few years of crazy tours and churning out podcasts weekly, all while parenting two young children, he desperately needs a second to himself. It’s not that he hates his friends and family — he’s not a monster — he’s just beat, which is why his son’s (ruthless) first full sentence, “I’d like to play alone, please,” has since become his mantra.
In this collection of stories, Tom combines his signature curmudgeonly humor with a revealing look at some of the ridiculous situations that shaped him and the ludicrous characters who always seem to seek him out. The stories feature hilarious anecdotes about Tom's time on the road, including some surreal encounters with celebrities at airports; his unfiltered South American family; the trials and tribulations of parenting young children with bizarrely morbid interests; and, perhaps most memorably, experiences with his dad who, like any good Baby Boomer father, loves to talk about his bowel movements and share graphic Vietnam stories at inappropriate moments. All of this is enough to make anyone want some peace and quiet.
I’D LIKE TO PLAY ALONE, PLEASE will have readers laughing out loud and nodding in agreement with Segura's message: in a world where everyone is increasingly insane, sometimes you just need to be alone.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With this hilarious and raunchy collection of personal essays, stand-up comedian and podcast host Tom Segura reminds us why we love him. Segura reads the audiobook with the exact same intensity he delivers on his many stand-up specials, chronicling his most triumphant, shocking, and embarrassing moments. Segura shares hilarious airplane encounters with Serena Williams, Chris Tucker, and Jill Scott, but he also goes into some deadly serious revelations, like the story of how he overdosed one night on a cocktail of pills and alcohol. Segura’s essays are at their most affectionate and touching when he talks about his late father, whom longtime fans know as Big Dog. His recreations of his dad’s monologues, especially about his Vietnam War experiences, are shocking and funny—and filled with the affection both men clearly shared. I’d Like to Play Alone, Please is a listen that will stick with you.
I loved hearing about his life and the more sensitive side he’s got. I’m a huge fan!
Touched me thru the fence
This was good. This was funny. Worth the purchase.
Keep Feathering It
Double CI Agent here. This book is for certified stamp givers. I sure hope Mr. Gaines and Mrs. Yearwood enjoyed the memoir T Bunz shared. Keep’em high n tight mommies!! I LOVE YOU!!!