I'd Like to Play Alone, Please: Essays

21,000+ Reviews
Bookshop.org has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world
Product Details
$29.00  $26.97
Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date
6.3 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate
About the Author
Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. Well known for his Netflix specials Ball Hog, Disgraceful, Completely Normal, and Mostly Stories, Segura has also made feature film appearances that include Instant Family, Countdown, Flinch, and The Opening Act, among others. Tom is one of the top selling touring acts in the world, having sold hundreds of thousands of tickets on multiple international tours. Additionally, he co-hosts two of the most popular comedy podcasts, "Your Mom's House," with his wife, comedian Christina P. and "Two Bears, One Cave" with fellow comedian Bert Kreischer. Segura also producers multiple podcasts under his YMH Studios brand.
"Tom Segura delivers a treatise that is as timely as it is thought provoking and...actually, he did something better...a book that's ridiculously funny!!!! If you want to live inside the mind of one of the best comics out there, here's your chance. I hear the audio version is for shit, though..."--Jon Stewart
"One of the funniest men I know has written an extremely funny book of stories that he's never told on stage. There's lots to learn too, like how close Tom came to playing in the NFL (not very); or why sitting next to Mike Tyson on a plane is the most dangerous and exciting thing in world; or how Tom continues to be one of the greatest storytellers on the planet."--Ali Wong
"Tom Segura is a great guy, an amazing friend, and a limitless well of hilarious stories. He also has an appreciation for the absurdity of life that borders on mental illness. This book is a window into his beautifully f*cked-up mind, where some of the dumbest people and the ridiculous things they do take center stage, all masterfully animated by one of the best stand-up comics on earth. He's my favorite kind of comic because his take on life is legitimately therapeutic. His enthusiasm for stupid sh*t is so contagious that it actually changes your mood and convinces you to join in on his way of seeing it. I love him to death, and his book is f*cking awesome."--Joe Rogan
"Segura's candor is undeniably entertaining. Fans will find this a riot."--Publishers Weekly
"Stand-up comedian Tom Segura built his career making laugh-out-loud funny observations live, onstage and for his multiple podcasts. With the fittingly titled I'd Like To Play Alone, Please--so named for Segura's son's brutally pointed first sentence--the witty, relatable, exhausted curmudgeon welcomes audiences into an equally entertaining but more intimate romp."--AV Club
"I'd Like to Play Alone, Please is a stereotypically masculine tour de force with farts, football and a third thing starting with "f" that's not fit to print, occasionally interrupted by completely disarming, heartfelt sentiments. Then followed by more poop jokes...The book is funny, surprising and even sweet at times."--Associated Press