I'm Just a Person

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Tig Notaro

Narrated By: Tig Notaro

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: June 2016

Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes


One of America’s most original comedic voices delivers a darkly funny, wryly observed, and emotionally raw account of her year of death, cancer, and epiphany.
In the span of four months in 2012, Tig Notaro was hospitalized for a debilitating intestinal disease called C. diff, her mother unexpectedly died, she went through a breakup, and then she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. Hit with this devastating barrage, Tig took her grief onstage. Days after receiving her cancer diagnosis, she broke new comedic ground, opening an unvarnished set with the words: “Good evening. Hello. I have cancer. How are you? Hi, how are you? Is everybody having a good time? I have cancer.” The set went viral instantly and was ultimately released as Tig’s sophomore album, Live, which sold one hundred thousand units in just six weeks and was later nominated for a Grammy.
Now, the wildly popular star takes stock of that no good, very bad year—a difficult yet astonishing period in which tragedy turned into absurdity and despair transformed into joy. An inspired combination of the deadpan silliness of her comedy and the open-hearted vulnerability that has emerged in the wake of that dire time, I’m Just a Person is a moving and often hilarious look at this very brave, very funny woman’s journey into the darkness and her thrilling return from it.


  • Misty P.

    I love listening to the author read her own book, it’s always best from the person that has walked the path. I’ve just had the worst five years of my life, our lives are strangely similar, it gives me pause. But I guess we did ok kiddo, by that I mean we’re still making forward progress. Or at least breathing.

  • Diane Sullivan

    I'm just a person is an absolutely beautiful, and poignant story told with humor and honesty. It is narrated flawlessly by the author.

  • Ashley Button

    I loved this book. It's funny, raw and touching. Tig did an amazing job narrating and I would definately listen to any other audiobook she releases in the future!

  • Book Critic

    An amusing but moving account of Tig's struggles. I would highly recommend listening to this.

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