Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. If you haven't heard of Rob Delaney, you will. Dubbed "The Funniest Person on Twitter," he puts forth a unique brand of comedy. He's as… Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. If you haven't heard of Rob Delaney, you will. Dubbed "The Funniest Person on Twitter," he puts forth a unique brand of comedy. He's as… 2013-11-05 Comic Novels Spiegel & Grau
Book Review

Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. (2013)

JOKING IN 140 CHARACTERS Rob Delaney's first book abounds with his brand of irreverent humor, but also shines with poignant personal stories.
JOKING IN 140 CHARACTERS Rob Delaney's first book abounds with his brand of irreverent humor, but also shines with poignant personal stories.
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 05, 2013; Writer: Rob Delaney; Genre: Comic Novels; Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

If you haven't heard of Rob Delaney, you will. Dubbed ''The Funniest Person on Twitter,'' he puts forth a unique brand of comedy. He's as self-effacing and gross as Louis C.K., but he veers toward total honesty where he could get cynical. Delaney has a knack for pinpointing what's hilarious and sad about adolescent bed-wetting and his own abundant body hair, but somehow the darkest chapters in Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage., about landing in rehab and battling depression, make you laugh hardest because nothing's as disarming as bald humanity. A-

Originally posted Nov 13, 2013 Published in issue #1286 Nov 22, 2013 Order article reprints
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