As cocreator and star of the NBC sitcom Mad About You, Reiser examines the idiosyncrasies of couplehood and many other topics as he narrates his best-selling book with impeccable timing and a relaxed, conversational style. He takes the usual comedian material-babies, remote controls, household chores-and makes them refreshingly hilarious with his ability to point out their inherent humor. Although each chapter is titled, Reiser builds on his subjects without rambling, keeping each topic entertaining as well as allowing listeners to enjoy the cassettes randomly. From mail order catalogs ("Who is Victoria and what is the big secret, anyway?") to his parents' conversations ("you never hear about someone who is a spring chicken..."), Reiser consistently demonstrates his uncanny ability to connect with everyone sooner or later. It is this universal appeal that makes Couplehood a necessary purchase for public libraries.-Susan McCaffrey, Legg Middle Sch. Lib., Coldwater, Mich.
From the star of Mad About You, this look at love and romance spent 31 weeks on PW's bestseller list. (Sept.)