Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue, Spalding Gray
  • List: $10.99  |  Sale: $7.70
    Club: $5.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue

Author: Spalding Gray, Francine Prose

Narrator: Sam Shepard

Unabridged: 2 hr 14 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Published: 05/30/2006

Genre: Performing Arts - Monologues & Scenes

Synopsis

Life Interrupted was the monologue that Spalding Gray was working on when he died in the early winter of 2004.Famous for his often manic and always humorous monologues, Gray was, by the late 1990's, in a happy marriage living in Long Island, doing yoga every day. But his life became unhinged after a devastating car accident in Ireland in 2001, which fractured his skull and crushed his hip. It sent Gray into a deep and unremitting depression.But the fact that Spalding had begun performing a new piece in October of last year gave his friends and family reason to hope that he was emerging from his despair. The monologue recounts the story of the accident and Gray's hospitalization in Ireland with gallows humor: "The following day I slipped into a depression and I didn't know whether to tell the Irish about it, whether they would acknowledge this depression. I mean, does a fish know it's swimming in water? It's indigenous to the rainy culture."The last time Gray performed his work-in-progress "Life Interrupted" at PS 122, he also read a short story called "The Anniversary," about the afternoon he spent with young Theo at the Carousel in Central Park on the tenth anniversary of the day he met his wife, Kathie Russo. Like the unfinished monologue, this piece is also much darker than Gray's early work. The third piece in this collection is a very short, remarkably poignant letter Spalding wrote about the terrorist attacks of September 11, titled "Dear New York City."

Recommended

Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show, David Cross
Hollywood Said No!
by David Cross

List: $21.98

Sale: $15.39

Club: $10.99

Narrator: Authors
Published: 09/10/2013

The Daily Show (The AudioBook) An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests, Chris Smith
The Daily Show (The AudioBook)
by Chris Smith

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Jon Stewart
Published: 11/22/2016

The Disaster Artist My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, Tom Bissell
The Disaster Artist
by Tom Bissell

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Greg Sestero
Published: 05/19/2014

Storyworthy Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling, Matthew Dicks
Storyworthy
by Matthew Dicks

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Dan Kennedy
Published: 09/25/2018

Hamilton The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Hamilton
by Lin-Manuel Miranda

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Published: 04/12/2016

Long Story Short The Only Storytelling Guide Youll Ever Need, Margot Leitman
Long Story Short
by Margot Leitman

List: $13.95

Sale: $9.77

Club: $6.97

Narrator: Margot Leitman
Published: 10/13/2015
{"id":"243728","ean":"9781593978440","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue","subtitle":"The Unfinished Monologue","author":"Spalding Gray","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Sam Shepard","ubr_id":"243728","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"10.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"6.59","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Sam Shepard","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 2 hr 14 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}