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Comedy Sex God

Lu par : Pete Holmes
Durée : 6 h et 32 min
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Part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, part sacred quest - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck for the spiritual seeker - a hilarious, profound, and enlightening romp around the fertile mind of standout stand-up comedian, host of the hugely successful podcast You Made It Weird, and star of HBO’s Crashing Pete Holmes. 

Growing up as evangelical Christian outside Boston, Pete Holmes was taught that drugs, alcohol, and premarital sex were serious transgressions. Faithful to the tenets of his faith, Pete did not swear, did not drink, did not smoke, and did not fornicate. He did devote himself to one woman, married her, and moved to the country to start a simple life and build a family. Then the wife he pledged himself to cheated on him very publicly. Thanks for nothing, God.

When his attempt at a picture-perfect life failed, Pete was forced to reexamine his beliefs. But neither atheism, Christianity, nor copious bottles of Yellow Tail led to enlightenment. Longing for a model of faith that served him and his newfound uncertainties about the universe - you know, the little things - the scorned believer embarked on a soul-seeking journey that has become the foundation of his work today. Comedy Sex God is his funny, thoughtful, straight-from-the-heart mediation on life, creativity, love, God, and the things that matter to him - and to us all. 

Pete ponders the most valuable spiritual truths he’s picked up in his post-religion life and shares a few personal stories - of professional success, failure, and the pain in his balls. Comedy Sex God is celebration of losing something to find something else - a void that became a door to spiritual exploration - a glorious journey into the mind-blowing unknown that never would have begun if your wife hadn’t cheated with a guy named Rocco.

©2019 Pete Holmes (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 23/05/2019

A beautiful and relatable story

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Pete’s story. The fact that he narrates the audiobook makes it more hilarious, sincere, and moving. His story serves as a reminder that we all should be in search of truth...no matter how different our individual paths.

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  • theEMP
  • 15/06/2019

Really enjoyed Pete's narration and story

Easy listen about a real guy making his way through the world and discovering more about his spirituality.

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  • 13/06/2019

Wonderful read

Pete is one of the most relatable and inspiring people and this book is no short of both of these qualities. Comedy Sex God is a wonderful and honest book diving into the messiness of life and finding the peace in the journey even when that idea is scary.

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  • JMase
  • 12/06/2019

SO GOOD.

Absolutely LOVED it. I can relate with almost every word Pete says in this book. It's funny, sincere, and thought provoking. Definitely one of my favorites this year so far! ❤

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  • 12/06/2019

Great book

My first audio book and I absolutely loved it. Love the book and hearing it directly from Pete made it so good. I was sad when it was over because I enjoyed the journey so much.

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  • emily brown murphrey
  • 11/06/2019

I'm STILL Laughing (Mindfully...).

I am sure the author would not be at all surprised to hear me say that this book was exactly what I needed to hear at exactly the right time! Hilarious, painful, and spot on; this book is one to listen to over and over!!

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  • 09/06/2019

SO GOOD!

You’ll laugh out loud, pause and rewind to contemplate what you just heard, and fall madly in love with Pete Holmes. Excellent listen.

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  • Cooper Le
  • 14/05/2019

Great book!

As a long time fan of Pete Holmes, I had a biased opinion going into this book. That said, it was really great to hear his full story put together, and while I'm not religious or spiritual, some of the lessons and tips for life in the book are certainly valuable.

Pete himself turns in a great performance.

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  • StarLightStarBright
  • 13/06/2019

I love Pete Holmes

Great book by a great comedian. highly recommend if you enjoy Pete Holmes' standup, Crashing on HBO, or thinking about the meaning of life.

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  • 12/06/2019

Beautiful.

I laughed, I cried and my soul was touched. Such an authentic, honest and insightful book. Highly recommend it for anyone feeling a bit lost, a bit numbed by life and for anyone in need of a reminder that pure, unfiltered love lies within.