I'd Like to Play Alone, Please


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Publisher Description

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.  

Biographies & Memoirs
June 14
Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

ASinister1 ,

Good book

This book is pretty funny but he has covered most of it in his stand-up specials which are HILARIOUS. Highly recommend them.

RyleyMoulder ,

Outstanding and entertaining

Absolute master at story telling. Some of the hardest times I’ve ever laughed while reading a book.

meganrpayne ,

Touch My Book Through The Fence

I loved reading this book and learning so much about Tim’s life. The coolest guy ever. This was the highest and the tightest book 😊