You're Doing Great!: And Other Reasons to Stay Alive

Version: Unabridged
Author: Tom Papa
Narrator: Tom Papa
Genres: Essays & Memoirs
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: May 2020
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Overview

This program is read by the author.

“You’re Doing Great! is your no-nonsense go-to collection of essays to get you through the increasing noise and chatter of self-doubt and confusion in the new millennium. Tom Papa is a funny, empathetic guide and your new best friend.' — Patton Oswalt

'Read it. Listen to it. Whatever, do what you want. According to Tom you’re doing great.' — Whitney Cummings

Comedian and Live from Here head writer Tom Papa, author of Your Dad Stole My Rake, tackles the modern condition in a heartwarming group of short essays.

Tom Papa is a little worried about you. You seem stressed, overworked and, frankly, a little mixed up.

Everyone is fighting an overwhelming feeling that things are getting worse, that we should be doing more, that we’re not good enough. Well, life isn't perfect. There have always been problems and there always will be. You can fight for the things you believe in, you can work really, really hard, but you shouldn't lose track of the fact that while you’re doing all that, life is flying by at lightning-fast speed. If you actually take a breath and look around you’ll realize you’re actually doing great.

Here’s the thing: We live in an amazing time filled with airplanes, scooters, and peanut butter cups. We have air conditioning, blenders, and martini shakers. It's time to refocus, enjoy it all, and stop waiting for something better! Relax with comedian and Live from Here writer and performer Tom Papa as he explores his favorite subjects in 75 essays, including:

You Don't Have to Live Your Best Life
Don't Open the Mail
I'm So Baked
I Love Your Love Handles
Don't Go Tubing
Shut Up and Eat

Recalibrate, turn off your device, and open your eyes to a better reality: You’re doing great!

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

Reviews (1)

Written by Katie Sluiter on July 1st, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love Tom Papa and his quips about life.

Author Details

Author Details

Papa, Tom

Tom Papa is a comedian known for his work in film, television and radio as well ason the live stage. He is the head writer for Live From Here as well as a regular performer on the legendary radio show, which reaches 2.6 million fans weekly. He has recorded three stand-up specials that are all currently streaming. When not touring the country, Tom lives in New York and Los Angeles with his wife and family.