Congratulations, Who Are You Again?

Congratulations, Who Are You Again?

A Good Housekeeping Book of the Month This funny and wise new memoir from Harrison Scott Key, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, will inspire laughter and hope for anyone who?s ever been possessed by a dream of what they want to be when they grow up.Little-known author Mark Twain once said that the two most important days in your life are the day you were bor A Good Housekeeping Book of the Month This funny and wise new memoir from Harrison Scott Key, winner of the Thurber P...

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Title:Congratulations, Who Are You Again?
Author:Harrison Scott Key
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:B0763LXKJN
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:357 pages pages

Congratulations, Who Are You Again? Reviews

  • Moses Operandi
    Dec 26, 2018
    This is a wonderful memoir--heartfelt, contemplative, and very funny. It's a memoir about writing a memoir, which makes it a bit more "meta" than Key's first book, "The World's Largest Man." For that reason only, I would say it's a lesser work. However, Key is still one of the best wri...
  • Ken Heard
    Feb 04, 2019
    We are all searching for some version of the American Dream and Harrison Scott Key is no exception. In his brilliant, funny, honest, moving work, he describes that search he underwent while writing a memoir about his father in Mississippi. During the course of writing that book, "The W...
  • Becky
    Nov 28, 2018
    I enjoyed this memoir about writing a memoir (which I also enjoyed) very much. It was funny, sweet, and honest. The latter chapters, where he writes so tenderly about his family, are beautiful and heartwarming. ...
  • Mary
    Aug 31, 2018
    This was a very entertaining read by an author writing about his experience of becoming a published author. It had just the right balance of describing the struggles of being published and self deprecating humor. There were even some laugh out loud moments during the course of the book...
  • Sheri Horton
    Jan 04, 2019
    I really enjoyed this read, funny, honest and fascinating. As one who heard him at a book festival (with antlers in tow), and stood in line for my book to be signed, I really appreciate his perspective on how book tours work, and the interaction between authors and readers. ...
  • Steve Horowitt
    Jan 13, 2019
    Fun, witty, whacky and infinitely clever. This book put a smile on my face every chapter. It's also very well written and self deprecating. Highly recommended for anyone who has ever questioned what they want to be and how to get there. ...
  • Adam Bricker
    Aug 28, 2018
    This book has it all from struggle to joy to laughs to even a few dictionary words. The story is very relatable and heartfelt. When things got too real or too prove a point, there would be some sarcasm or self-deprecation to lighten the mood...I know this device well. Since this is...
  • Blue Cypress Books
    Jul 01, 2018
    Brilliant and funny and wickedly smart. ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Oct 05, 2018
    I cannot overstate the importance of the humor in our lives, reading and otherwise. Sometimes one just desperately needs to pick up a funny book. Fortunstely, Harrison Scott Key agrees with me and has written a very humorous one, a glimpse into the life of a writer who finds himself on...
  • Camee
    Jan 28, 2019
    I didn't read Harrison Scott Key's first novel The World's Largest Man before reading this one, but I wish I had. Congratulations, Who Are You Again? revolves around the writing and publication of his first book and it would have been interesting to go into this one with that book's st...
  • K.J. Dell'Antonia
    Nov 23, 2018
    Jess and I just finished recording the 2018 Gifts for Writers episode of the #AmWriting podcast, and we missed one: Harrison Scott Key's book, Congratulations, Who Are You Again--on having his dream of getting paid to write a "funny book" about his family come true and what that really...
  • Reading Fool
    Nov 05, 2018
    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. This book was hilarious. And bittersweet. And inspiring. Harrison Scott Key's memoir focuses on his dream of writing a book, what it took to realize the dream, and what he learned along the way. There are many, many laugh-out-loud pa...
  • Laura
    Nov 27, 2018
    Funny and honest. ...
  • Joe
    Jan 18, 2019
    As with Key's other book, superb writing that will make you laugh out loud. By turns hilarious and poignant, if you want to know what it's like to write a book (and wonder if anybody ever really notices), well, this is a pretty good starting place. Worth your while by a good measure. ...
  • Lee Ann
    Feb 08, 2019
    I love this author?s sense of humor. This book is essentially about writing the first book, so I?d recommend reading it first. He tells great stories about growing up across the South and finding & chasing his dream. The best tales were of his family- no idea if they?re t...
  • Jackie Machardy
    Mar 04, 2019
    Wise, genuinely funny and overflowing with heart. ...
  • Stephen
    Dec 09, 2018
    I found Key's first book when my son was about a year old and I was searching for good memoirs about father-son relationships. It did not disappoint, and I was very excited for this follow-up. Key is one of the funniest writer's I've read, but he also has an incredible ability to draw ...
  • Mary
    Oct 17, 2018
    The library I work at received an advanced copy of this book and I was the first to pick it up. It started off with forced humor but then the focus of the story started and it flowed beautifully. This book gave great insight into what it?s like to be an ?average? author. Well wri...
  • Miranda
    Feb 13, 2019
    I listened to the audio book of this for my book club; I had not previously heard of the author. This book is about the author's desire and struggle to complete his first novel. I love peeking into people's lives, so hearing about his life path and his family was fun. However, I person...
  • Andrew
    Jul 17, 2018
    I was initially a bit skeptical that the premise (a memoir about writing his first memoir) could sustain a whole book, but I liked The World's Largest Man so much that I gave this a chance, and I'm really glad I did. I think his writing is voice is growing more confident and relaxed th...
  • Jill Blevins
    Jan 01, 2019
    Maybe I'm the wrong demographic for this sort of book but humor comes in many forms and this self-deprecating journey through the author's past to become the success that he is was just not so funny to me. I love self-deprecation but it gets old. As does being a loser and failure that ...
  • Rebecca Eavenson
    Feb 23, 2019
    The title caught me. It was a very funny book to read (or listen to as I did) but I was also impressed at how real his telling at times was. Adding more books from Mr Key on my to-read list and recommending him to other readers I know. ...
  • Maryellie
    Aug 11, 2018
    A funny book about an author who finally made it. Not exactly the type of book I would normally read but maybe I will read more books by Harrison Scott Key. ...
  • Cait
    Nov 30, 2018
    If you dream of being a writer and you also need a laugh- this book is for you. I love Harrison Scott Key. I don?t think I?ve every truly laughed out loud multiple times while reading a book in the past. I could not put this book down. ...
  • Jordan
    Jan 27, 2019
    A memoir about the author working on their previous memoir doesn't seem like an inherently interesting book, especially when I haven't read the previous memoir or even heard of the author. But Key's take on how to achieve a dream and what happens next is refreshingly grounded, and more...
  • Jeff
    Nov 18, 2018
    Harrison Scott Key, Congratulations, Who Are You Again? A Memoir (New York: Harpers, 2018) , 347 pages including five appendices and no illustrations except an ink figure of a dog drawn by Beetle, the author?s daughter, while I waited for him to sign my book. Over the years I have...
  • Kate
    Oct 15, 2018
    This was a very funny and perseptive read. Harrison Scott Key writes about his experience of becoming a published author, with the ups and downs and lessons he learned along the way. Filled with humour and honesty. Thank You to the publisher for sending me a copy for review. ?...
  • Christine Norvell
    Feb 13, 2019
    If you deal with the ?washed out wastelands of work,? especially as a writer, Key?s raw and humorous journey is an insightful read into life with work, family, and the creative urge. I laughed out loud so many times and at other moments had to pause and rest on what he said?...
  • Anna DeOrnellas Davis
    Feb 16, 2019
    To get the most out of this book one needs to read The World?s Largest Man. This book is a funny and poignant memoir about Key?s struggles during the writing, publishing and promotion of that book. I enjoyed the reading! ...
  • Elizabeth Terrel
    Feb 02, 2019
    Wonderful. The World's Largest Man is one of my very favorite books, and this is kind of the story about how that came to be... with a lot more. So read TWLM first. But then read this. It's delightful. If you've ever had a dream, or if you love someone who does, this is priceless. Key'...