I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like: Mostly True Tall Tales

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"[Snider] combines the sly phrasing of a stoner, the perfect timing of a stand-up comedian, and a mastery of the tiny detail."--The New Yorker "Todd Snider's compressed story songs are so vivid and knowing that they seem completely plausible... But the most compelling character may be Snider: a lowlife Randy Newman."--Rolling Stone "Okay, so he looks a bit like Beck, twangs and rambles like John Prine or Bob Dylan, crafts a song like Arlo Guthrie, and tells a deadpan joke in the vein of Zach Galifianakis, but Tennessee songwriter's songwriter Todd Snider is a rare performer who can at once channel tradition and still step poignantly--and hilariously--out of its shadow... He's a king-hell musical storyteller, possibly the greatest of his generation."--Paste Magazine "In I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like, Snider compiles 'mostly true tall tales' that will appeal to fans of his loopy, yet common sense-laden onstage banter. The book reads like a loose-limbed memoir with recollections of an inauspicious high school football career mixed with music business encounters with Jimmy Buffett, Garth Brooks, and others. Often genuinely hilarious."--Orlando Sentinel "[Gives] devout fans more insight into the man and his music...[a] memoir that's a lot like being at a very long Snider show, without the melodies."--Kirkus Playboy, "Book of the Month", May 2014 "[A] riotous memoir...Todd Snider calls himself a folk singer, but he's what your dad would refer to as a card...Basically this undeservedly unpopular singer has led a life like Keith Richard's without the fame and money to hold him down." USAToday.com, 4/25/14 "If I can't sit on this guy's porch for a few hours and chat over some brews, this is the next best thing." Chapter 16, 4/30/14 "A sort of freewheeling musician's Kunstlerroman...Snider writes candidly, matter-of-factly...He's affably aware of who he is and who he owes, and a gratitude for his life is evident on every page. Well-known in his field, comfortable in the company of the greats, but just shy of the point where fame sours into a daily burden, Snider knows he's hit the sweet spot...Todd Snider's fans will adore I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like, and the book is sure to add to their ranks. Newcomers, welcome to Snider's world. You may forget you had to be anywhere else. Snider has a story or three, and you're almost guaranteed to get broke out in belly laughs over one of them. Start a tab and sit the hell down." Telegraph, 5/9/14 "An entertaining read." Blurt!, 5/20/14 "I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like is pure Snider, self-deprecating, often rambling and funny as hell." TheBoot.com, 6/4/14 "Todd Snider's new book is required reading for anyone who's a fan of his left-of-center, observational style of songwriting...Part autobiography, part modern folklore and all purely entertaining." Austin Chronicle, 5/30/14 "The shaggy stoner inheritor of Arlo Guthrie and Jeff Walker infuses this quasi-memoir with the relatable cadence of a pint-soden pub ramble." Missoula Independent, 5/29/14 "I Never Met a Story...blazes like a cross-joint dipped in Sterno. Snider is like that friend you always hope shows up to the party--a virtuoso storyteller with endless material that's just crazy enough to be true... [his] series of episodes that had me laughing, cringing, squinting in disbelief and shedding a few tears. But mostly laughing. This book could be an exercise program for your face. This is no genteel memoir... I cannot recommend this book highly enough for those who enjoy unvarnished views of the music business from the inside, humor that's rowdy and wry, and a writer who treats the English language like origami made from a tab of acid." Relix, July 2014 "The stoner-alt-folk-country-hippie version of Bob Dylan's Chronicles." Country Weekly, 9/15/14 "Mark Twain hooked on morphine couldn't have written a more curious book." Acoustic Guitar, February 2015 "Snider moves way past the typical road saga to create a work that is part memoir, part stand-up comedy. Sort of a poor man's Garrison Keillor."

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Orlando Sentinel, 2/20/2014 "In I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like, Snider compiles 'mostly true tall tales' that will appeal to fans of his loopy, yet common-sense-laden onstage banter. The book reads like a loose-limbed memoir with recollections of an inauspicious high school football career mixed with music business encounters with Jimmy Buffett, Garth Brooks and others. Often genuinely hilarious."

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