Sleepwalk with Me - Mike Birbiglia

Sleepwalk with Me

By Mike Birbiglia

  • Release Date: 2010-10-12
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
From 322 Ratings


Hello, I am Mike Birbiglia and I want you to read my book. Too on the nose? Sorry. Let me dial it back.

 I’m Mike Birbiglia and I’m a comedian. You may know me from Comedy Central or This American Life or The Bob & Tom Show, but you’ve never seen me like this before.


Wait, that’s the name of another book. Also I’m not naked as there are no pictures in my book. Also, if there were naked pictures of me, you definitely wouldn’t buy it, though you might sneak a copy into the back corner of the bookstore and show it to your friend and laugh. Okay, let’s get off the naked stuff.

This is my first book. It’s difficult to describe. It’s a comedic memoir, but I’m only 32 years old so I’d hate for you to think I’m “wrapping it up,” so to speak. But I tell some personal stories. Some REALLY personal stories. Stories that I considered not publishing time and time again, especially when my father said, “Michael, you might want to stay away from the per­sonal stuff.” I said, “Dad, just read the dedication.” (Which I’m telling you to do too.)

Some of the stories are about my childhood, some are about girls I made out with when I was thirteen, some are about my parents, and some are, of course, about my bouts with sleepwalking. Bring this book to bed. And sleepwalk with me.


  • Good read

    By JonnyAppleweed
    I enjoyed this book. It was quick to read and had the same tone as his stand up. The problem I had with it is that if you've seen his stand up, you've already heard the majority of the book - but with at times lesser detail.
  • A surprise

    By Jason.Hanson
    To me, this book was better than anticipated and I already really liked Mike.
  • In bed

    By mamaCLC
    Here I am, in bed, night after night trying to read myself to sleep without waking my spouse or baby. Well, this book ruined my plans. I hate the term "laugh-out-loud", but that's exactly what I did. Numerous times. Birbiglia's sneak-up-and-jolt-you-with-laughter book is written with a hilariously optimistic and trusting voice. I am now going to gift this book to many of my friends. Thanks, Mike.
  • A must-read book

    By Gusnyc
    If you know Mike Birbiglia, from one of his shows or This American Life, you will enjoy this book tremendously. If you don't know him, make yourself a favor a get this book. It is incredibly funny and entertaining. I can't wait to read the next book, whenever it happens. Cheers Mike!
  • Shhhhhh....

    By mrwolf710
    I'm reading Sleepwalk with Me late at night on my phone. If I laugh out loud anymore at this book my wife is going to kill me. Remember world - if I die tonight it's Mike Birbiglia's fault.
  • I really did laugh

    By j leonard
    After being a fan of his comedy albums, I started seeing more and more of him. I decided to take a chance on this digital book and at the end, it would have been worth it if real trees were destroyed to make this book. Funny. Real. Relatable. Only thing missing is the recipe for the English muffin pizzas. Mike, your move!
  • My favorite dogs are saint bread-nards

    By devildoc007
    Does that make me a breadneck?