I’d Like to Play Alone, Please : Essays

Combining his signature curmudgeonly humor with, as Newsweek put it, a “silly approach to upsetting topics,” Tom Segura presents a series of personal stories packed with the crazy characters and strong opinions fans have come to know and love from his podcasts and standup. The essays in I’d Like to Play Alone, Please feature comedic tales from Tom’s time on the road, his marriage, the trials and tribulations of parenting young children and, perhaps most memorably, his dad who, like any good Baby Boomer father, likes to talk about his bowel movements and share graphic Vietnam stories at inappropriate moments. It’s enough to make anyone want some peace and quiet. This book will have readers laughing out loud and nodding in agreement with Segura’s central message: in a world where everyone is increasingly insane, sometimes you just need to be alone.