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  • By thyrza
    Dec 5, 2018
    Chris Leavins is one of my favourite comedians. He's a Canadian who lives in L.A. He did a youtube series called Cute With Chris that is the most sarcastic show about kittens and puppies you ever saw. I liked it so much I ordered his Lulu published book entitled "The Captain and other stories" and it was incredibly hilarious. It is also written as well as Guy Vanderhaeghe's short stories imho. This is a reference for Canadian readers. As an explanation for USA readers, Vanderhaeghe is sort of like a Canadian Steinbeck. I have found myself buying it for the third time today because I keep giving it away to people I know will love it. I don't know the guy- never met him, but I feel like I know him from his book- We were both in theatre school in Montreal in the 1990s and we have the same sense of humour and apparently that's good enough for me.(I was taking set and costume design- not acting- but I still identify with the experience)
  • By mmfowler
    Aug 21, 2014
    Wonderfully funny...Mr. Leavins discovers zone of humor even David Sedaris has overlooked.
  • By V. Hansmann
    Oct 2, 2011
    Show business is hell. It doesn't take a hamster to know this. I was the only person on the subway reading The Captain. People thought I was laughing at them. Read this in public. Get funny looks.
  • By Kara McIntosh
    Sep 7, 2010
    I bought this because I loved Chris' live shows and podcast and I wasn't disappointed. The stories are longer yet still resonate with the touching truth and dry wit of their writer. What surprised me was my boyfriend, who was always "too good" for Chris as an internet star, can't get enough of it in book form. I guess the medium is the message and the message is that Chris Leavins sure knows how to tell a good story.
  • By siamshade2003
    Mar 30, 2010
    It doesn't matter if you've never seen his web-series "Cute With Chris" or like myself, have never been fortunate enough to catch one of his live-shows, this is one book you should not be missing. Every story is a wonderful trip through Mr. Leavins’ droll wit, which I thought to be not only funny, but also extremely well penned. Most of this book is laugh out loud funny (I got a few stares in public) and while very few other parts just didn't quite hit the mark, it's just fine. The thing I like about this book is that it seems like Chris Leavins wasn't trying to be funny. I almost got the impression that he was just writing down a number of very strange thoughts that were interesting to him, many of which happened to be funny. The result is a good, amusing, and in my opinion absolutely unique read. My only regret is that is was so short I finished it in three sittings. :( Howerver, another great thing about the book is it's re-readability! (If that's a word...) I'll re-read... More > this over and over again when I need a quick pick-me-up. BUY THIS BOOK, it's worth every penny. :)< Less
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Product Details

Edition
International Edition
Published
October 23, 2009
Language
English
Pages
182
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.72 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
Product ID
5626389
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