The World Deserves My Children

S. & S. Audio Nov. 2022. 5:16 hrs. ISBN 9781797122816. $17.99. HUMOR
Comedian and actress Leggero (The Honeymoon Stand-Up Special, Netflix) makes her writing debut with an autobiographical collection of essays on politics, pandemics, pollution, and, primarily, procreating. Leggero brings her signature sardonic wit and wisdom to a wide range of topics; many are relatable, such as striving for social justice and being a steward of the planet, while others are uniquely Leggero, such as befriending Paris Hilton and planning a puppy baptism. Read by the author, this audio is an engaging and amusing listen. Only Leggero herself could do justice to her vibrant, vulnerable, and emotional journey to parenthood, from IVF and uncertainty to the very real fear of losing her “perfect Italian ass.” Leggero’s husband, comedian Moshe Kasher, also makes an appearance, offering his perspective on her anxieties and accomplishments as a mother.
VERDICT This audio will appeal to listeners seeking an irreverent introspective on Leggero’s life, from child actress to middle-aged motherhood, filled with moments that are both human and hilarious. Recommended for fans of candid and compelling humor writing, à la Mia Mercado and Kristina Kuzmic.
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