Badkittyuno’s #CBR5 Review #79: Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad by Dan Zevin

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Blech.

I downloaded this audiobook from my library because I like to have funny stuff to listen to at the gym while on the treadmill. I figured this little memoir about a “cool” New Yorker who gets married, starts a family and moves to the suburbs would be cute and funny. I can relate to minivan-related humor.

So wrong. First of all, his narration style is incredibly dull. It’s very obvious that Zevin is a writer, not a stand up comic. So monotonous. Strike one. Then, within about 15 minutes, Zevin refers to a female police officer as “Officer Butchie”. Strike two. About thirty minutes later, he’s bitching about going to court due to the (totally justified in my opinion) ticket that the cop wrote him, and he remarks several times on how he’s the only white guy at this court, and he feels left out because he doesn’t have a do-rag. Strike three. Boring, misogynistic, homophobic and racist? No thank you. If you’re going to be offensive, at least be funny about it.

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