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Publisher's Summary

This book collects all six of Mishka Shubaly's best-selling Kindle Singles - The Long Run, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Shipwrecked, Bachelor Number One, Of Mice and Me, and Beat the Devil. Also included are several other short pieces by Mishka Shubaly and a special foreword by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

©1997 Last Night in Paradise Mishka Shubaly, 1997 Bad Dreams Mishka Shubaly, 2008 Lost in Texas Mishka Shubaly, 2008 The Other 23 Hours Mishka Shubaly, 2009 Shipwrecked Mishka Shubaly, 2011 The Long Run Mishka Shubaly, 2011 Are You Lonesome Tonight? Mishka Shubaly, 2012 Bachelor Number One Mishka Shubaly, 2012 Beat The Devil Mishka Shubaly, 2013 Of Mice and Me Mishka Shubaly, 2014 (P)2015 Audible Studios

Critic Reviews

"Mishka's writing is clever, vivid and honest. As the reader, you are transported into his world. You get to experience his tumultuous journey from substance abuser to marathon runner, his misadventures in reality television, his pursuit by an online stalker and much more. Mishka's life collects stories, and luckily for us, he's very good at telling them. It is an honor to invite you to enjoy Mishka Shubaly's collection. In the end, we as readers are uplifted by the force and transcendent talent of writers like Mishka. As we live their lives, we learn about our own." (Jeff Bezos)

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hours in and it's all about drugs and drinking....

all about drugs and drinking, after hours and hours of listening they barely mention running. didn't bother to finish the book to see when they actually get to the running portion.

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wanted to hear about running

Lots of boring content, like talking objectifyingly about women or trying to funnily talk about a deadly car crash, that I was not expecting.

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I didn't care much for these stories.

repetitive and boring stories. Even though I'm a recovering alcoholic I didn't care for the stories.

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I like almost everything I read, and I did not like this

This wasn't a collection of stories, it was basically just one story told slightly differently many times. At least that is what it felt like by the end. I didn't count how many times the word 'banal' was used, I only know it was painfully overused. Please buy a thesaurus if you're going to continue writing.

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Terrible language. Pathetic

It would be nice to actually get something from this writer without the vulgar language and every paragraph to try to make a point. He's a good enough writer, to leave out that and still get his point across. That is too bad

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Outstanding!

I'm so thrilled I took a chance on this book! Mr. Sbubaly is a fantastic writer and even better narrator. These stories took me on an emotional rollercoaster and actually made me cheer out loud with tears in my eyes, twice! I cannot wait to read/listen to more of Mishka Shubaly!

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Great read/listen

Mishka's literary voice and self-deprecation help him weed through some of the finer points in his troubled youth. This is all accented by his scruffy vocal commentary. Each story is a great read/listen on its own, while the collection paints a broad picture of Mishka's growth. His newest book "I swear I'll make it up to you" is another wonderfully told addition for any fan of his work. Enjoy!

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Thank you

Fantastic!! Thank you for being real about your road to sobriety. Can’t wait to read your other books.

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Refused to finish

i refused to finish listening to a drug addict's dellusional attack on police and claims of "illegal car search" while admitting he had drugs hidden in there. If yoh're even a half the loser this guy is then perhaps you want to hear about his wrongdoings while he claims to be the victim of everything.For a mature and responsible person, this book is a waste
so glad it's free or i'd returned it.

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Mishka Shubaly ROCKS!!

I have always thought of myself as less-than, incapable, not pretty or interesting enough, and as someone who just doesn't have what it takes. I live in a bubble and am even estranged from myself at times. Life just doesn't feel real. I relate to Mishka so well that although we have never met, I think of him as a brother in a parallel universe. His writing resonates with me exponentially more than most and I love to read. In fact, I carry around a new phrase that is always in the back of my mind and I am not quite sure when it originated. On the rare occasion when I experience a small victory or have a vision of success and make it happen, I chuckle silently think to myself, "You go, Mishka!" I might have even said it aloud a couple times. God knows I've made more than my share of mistakes but Mishka gives me hope. Thank you, Mishka, for following your calling.