Early life[ edit ] Reiser was born in New York City in , the son of Helen born , a homemaker, and Sam Reiser, a wholesale health food distributor. Career[ edit ] After developing his skills as a stand-up comedian, Reiser had a breakout film role in when he appeared in Diner , a coming-of-age film directed by Barry Levinson. Reiser starred as one of two possible fathers of a teenage girl in the TV sitcom My Two Dads —90 , and later came to prominence in North America as Paul Buchman in Mad About You —99 , a comedy series he co-created, in which Helen Hunt co-starred as his on-screen wife. The two embarked on an acoustic tour after its release. Reiser reflects about this warning and on how he then bombed at the Concord Hotel. Couplehood is unique in that it starts on page ; Reiser explained this as his method of giving the reader a false sense of accomplishment.
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Shelves: just-for-fun , nonfiction I reread this over the weekend after running across it in a used bookstore recently. I just like Paul Reiser. There are no great insights, particularly, just his quirky brand of humor, but the thing that stands out for me, the thing that meant that I almost bought the book for the second time after all this time, is how straightforward it all is for him.
How grateful he is and how lucky he feels to have met his wife and to have ended up with her. Reiser is a favorite if only because his role in my favorite movie. I never got into his comedy. My loss. This was written in I was curious if Reiser was still married.
To my delight, he is! Easier than ever to admire him. It was almost impossible! I loved every second of it. He keeps you on your toes laughing. It is just a beautiful piece. He talks about the ups and downs you get in a relationship, particularly marriage. Almost all the reviews said this book would be laugh out loud funny.
He definitely has the kind of humor most stand up comedians have, where they have to embellish their story with obviously unbelievable points just for the sake of being funny. I find that kind of humor to be tiring and somewhat desperate.
All in all, I did feel the need to analyze my own relationship in the end, and so I guess the book did have some impact on me. Paul Reiser is a master at seeing the quirks in relationships..
This is a very quick read especially because the book starts out on page Pages behind me, pages ahead of me. It just sails, baby!