This Hardcover Edition of Tom Papa's "You're Doing Great" is autographed on a bookplate by Tom Papa.
Comedian and Live from Here head writer Tom Papa, author of Your Dad Stole My Rake, tackles the modern condition in a heartwarming group of short essays.
Tom Papa is a little worried about you. You seem stressed, overworked and, frankly, a little mixed up.
Everyone is fighting an overwhelming feeling that things are getting worse, that we should be doing more, that we’re not good enough. Well, life isn't perfect. There have always been problems and there always will be. You can fight for the things you believe in, you can work really, really hard, but you shouldn't lose track of the fact that while you’re doing all that, life is flying by at lightning-fast speed. If you actually take a breath and look around you’ll realize you’re actually doing great.
Here’s the thing: We live in an amazing time filled with airplanes, scooters, and peanut butter cups. We have air conditioning, blenders, and martini shakers. It's time to refocus, enjoy it all, and stop waiting for something better! Relax with comedian and Live from Here writer and performer Tom Papa as he explores his favorite subjects in 75 essays, including:
You Don't Have to Live Your Best Life
Don't Open the Mail
I'm So Baked
I Love Your Love Handles
Don't Go Tubing
Shut Up and Eat
Recalibrate, turn off your device, and open your eyes to a better reality: You’re doing great!
TOM PAPA is a comedian known for his live performances as well as his work in film, television, radio and on streaming services. Papa is a frequent panelist on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, a writer and performer on the public radio variety show Live from Here (the latest incarnation of the legendary A Prairie Home Companion), host of a daily SiriusXM show, What a Joke with Papa and Fortune, and the podcast Come to Papa, and the star of four streaming stand-up specials. His Netflix special, You're Doing Great, premiered in early 2020. Papa is also the author of Your Dad Stole My Rake. When not on tour, Tom lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two daughters, cat, and somewhat loyal dog, and bakes bread.