M.I.B. Bender

by Courtney Sirotin on March 27, 2012

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Is it weird that I’m on a Michael Ian Black bender? Do you think he would find it weird that a random lady/wife/mother in Cartersville, Georgia relates to him? That she feels compelled to devote a blog post to him tonight? Probably so…on all counts.

Yet, here we are. I am so enjoying listening to his new book, You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations by Michael Ian Black that I feel compelled to tell you guys about it. I am always so grateful to hear about good books so tonight I’m paying it forward. To give you a sense of how much I wanted to read this book, I actually joined Audible.com to get the it (don’t ask how I usually get my audiobooks).

I didn’t know who Michael Ian Black (M.I.B.) was until a couple years ago when Jay started watching Michael & Michael Have Issues on Comedy Central. At the time I thought the show was funny but I didn’t think much of it, or M.I.B., when it was over. Fast forward to sometime last year when I was looking for a new podcast to listen to and stumbled upon the recommendation of Mike & Tom Eat Snacks on a podcast review site.

I like snacks so I decided to listen to it. I was hoping it would actually be a podcast about snacks like the title implied and not just the hosts rambling about boring things. To my delight, the podcast was exactly about snacks, and to my surprise, though the hosts (M.I.B. and Tom Cavanagh) did ramble, it was quite entertaining (I talk more about their podcast here). That’s when M.I.B. entered my radar.

He’s a handsome man and everything, but I hope its not coming across like I have a crush on him. I just think he’s funny and want to share a recommendation for a good book. You’re Not Doing It Right is an autobiography with stories of M.I.B.’s childhood, life in the entertainment industry, falling in love with his wife, having kids and all that kind of stuff. Oddly, I relate to him a lot. Not only are some of his life stories similar to my own, but his internal dialogues are too. I see a lot of Jay in him also, especially regarding his reflections on parenthood (mine are more cheerful).

And this concludes my random blog post about Michael Ian Black.

p.s. Here he is with his wife, Martha. If you read this book you’ll want to see a picture of her…

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JASON SIROTIN March 27, 2012 at 2:15 am

He’s amazing! For the record I’ve loved him since the 90’s and I do have a crush on him.


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