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The Suburban You - Reports from the Home Front

Mark Falanga

You are about to discover that living in the suburbs is a whole lot funnier than you ever thought possible. For this country's 145,892,494 (give or take) suburbanites, Mark Falanga is an utterly deadpan (and thoroughly entertaining) spokesman. Mark Falanga is a slick urban dweller, at the top of his game professionally, with a gorgeous corporate executive wife and a hip coterie in the coolest neighborhood in the city. But when baby makes three, Mark and his family enter the twilight zone called the suburbs, where public schools are good, many wives stay home, and children ride their tricycles in the driveway. Nothing is the same ever again. With the dry wit of David Sedaris, and Dave Barry's love of the absurd, Falanga details his new, suburban landscape from the point of view of a bewildered but gung-ho everyman. From the complex political pecking order in the neighborhood, with its ultracompetitive block parties and its consuming holiday-card rivalry, to the surprises lurking on every corner-such as the twelve-year-old pyromaniac next door and the suspiciously broad-shouldered "lady" on the commuter train-The Suburban You describes in slyly understated prose the vicissitudes of life in the 'burbs.

You are about to discover that living in the suburbs is a whole lot funnier than you ever thought possible. For this country's 145,892,494 (give or take) suburbanites, Mark Falanga is an utterly deadpan (and thoroughly entertaining) spokesman. Mark Falanga is a slick urban dweller, at the top of his game professionally, with a gorgeous corporate executive wife and a hip coterie in the coolest neighborhood in the city. But when baby makes three, Mark and his family enter the twilight zone called the suburbs, where public schools are good, many wives stay home, and children ride their tricycles in the driveway. Nothing is the same ever again. With the dry wit of David Sedaris, and Dave Barry's love of the absurd, Falanga details his new, suburban landscape from the point of view of a bewildered but gung-ho everyman. From the complex political pecking order in the neighborhood, with its ultracompetitive block parties and its consuming holiday-card rivalry, to the surprises lurking on every corner-such as the twelve-year-old pyromaniac next door and the suspiciously broad-shouldered "lady" on the commuter train-The Suburban You describes in slyly understated prose the vicissitudes of life in the 'burbs.
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You are about to discover that living in the suburbs is a whole lot funnier than you ever thought possible. For this country's 145,892,494 (give or take) suburbanites, Mark Falanga is an utterly deadpan (and thoroughly entertaining) spokesman. Mark Falanga is a slick urban dweller, at the top of his game professionally, with a gorgeous corporate executive wife and a hip coterie in the coolest neighborhood in the city. But when baby makes three, Mark and his family enter the twilight zone called the suburbs, where public schools are good, many wives stay home, and children ride their tricycles in the driveway. Nothing is the same ever again. With the dry wit of David Sedaris, and Dave Barry's love of the absurd, Falanga details his new, suburban landscape from the point of view of a bewildered but gung-ho everyman. From the complex political pecking order in the neighborhood, with its ultracompetitive block parties and its consuming holiday-card rivalry, to the surprises lurking on every corner-such as the twelve-year-old pyromaniac next door and the suspiciously broad-shouldered "lady" on the commuter train-The Suburban You describes in slyly understated prose the vicissitudes of life in the 'burbs.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Marosz

Length:

6h 22m


Chapters

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01:50

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:22


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:55


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:40


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:51


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:59


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:36


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:14


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:16


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:45


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:12


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:42


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:01


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:36


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:32


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:58


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:09


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:22


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:04


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:37


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:55


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:28


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:20


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:20


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:39


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:06


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:43


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

01:26


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:12


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:29


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:01


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:11


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:18


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:02


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:41


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:16


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

00:55


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:30


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:46


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:43


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:41


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

01:46


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:05


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

00:51


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:15


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:03


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:16


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:21


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:32


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:12


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

01:05


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:12


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:30


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

01:14


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:29


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:29


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:24


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

00:58


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:25


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:17


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

02:34