Saturday, June 20, 2015

Review: When the Balls Drop by Brad Garrett



Simon & Schuster Audio

Release Date:
May 2015

I always loved Brad Garrett on the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond. When I saw this available through NetGalley, I had to request it. Then, I saw the audio version at my library and I absolutely had to borrow it. This is the type of book I had to hear in Garrett’s own words and in his own voice. I’m so glad I did.

Some of his humor is off-color and it’s more geared towards men than women, but he had me laughing in the car. He’s so funny and there are no holds barred with him. He talks about everything.  He's open and honest about his problems with alcohol, the women in his life, and his love of his children.  He adores being a father. 

I was surprised to learn that he was the opening act for Frank Sinatra way back when. His stories about those days are enjoyable to listen to. I couldn’t get enough of them. I wish there were more about his Everybody Loves Raymond days, but he did touch on it in this book. Mainly, this is a book that talks to middle-aged men and everything they go through. I couldn’t identify with that, but I did giggle at his humor.

Warning:  If foul language and profanity aren't your thing, you should not read or listen to this one.  If it doesn't bother you, then you should check it out for several hours of fun.

Disclosure: I borrowed the audio version from the library. All opinions expressed are my own.  I did request and receive it through NetGalley, but that's not the version my review is based on.  It's based on the audio version I borrowed from the library.


  1. I have been waiting for this one at the library. I loved Everybody Loves Raymond. :)


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