I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom, Read by the Author
Hilarity and Heart from Rachel Bloom
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Actress and comedian Rachel Bloom narrates her own memoir, I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are, showcasing her life story and her hilarious personality. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb talk about Bloom’s story of growing up as someone who didn’t quite fit in, but discovered her own unique voice through theater. She goes on to become famous as the creator and lead actor in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a musical TV show that broke barriers and dealt directly with the subject of mental health. It’s an audiobook that bursts with Bloom’s personality and voice—she even breaks out into song with multipart harmony and music—making it a book you definitely want to experience on audio.
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