Goat Lips

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  • Paperback
  • 220 pages
  • Goat Lips
  • Matthew Taylor
  • English
  • 02 May 2018
  • 1939919029

About the Author: Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor was transplanted to Colorado from the small sailing village of Itchenor, England He has been a professional actor, improviser, storyteller, and humorist for the last twenty five years, working throughout the United States and internationally He is a partner of A.C.E Entertainment which over the last fourteen years has written and produced over twenty five original shows and who a Matthew Taylor was transplanted to Colorado from the small sailing village of Itchenor, England He has been a professional actor, improviser, storyteller, and humorist for the last twenty five years, working throughout the United States and internationally He is a partner of A.C.E Entertainment which over the last fourteen years has written and produced over twenty five original shows and who are currently touring their smash hit, Girls Only The Secret Comedy of Women Encouraged from the popularity of the A.C.E show, Tales of an Englishman Matthew continued to commit his stories to paper, which have now been compiled into the book Goat Lips Tales of a Lapsed Englishman Matthew has a long history of coaching theatre, storytelling and the art of improvisation He formed Persuasion through Narrative in 2010 to teach communication skills through the use of narrative and has quickly gained a strong reputation especially within the legal profession and educational institutions Matthew loves to bike, ski, sail, and is proud to be a husband and a father of two fabulous children who continually keep him on his toes and laughing constantly


Goat Lips Goat Lips Delivers A Thought Provoking Romp Through A Lapsed Englishman S Life, Who After A Quarter Century Of Living In The United States Realized He D Neglected To Renew His Subscription To England Matthew S Relentless Wit And Insight Is Front And Center As We Bounce Between England And The United States, Experiencing One Hilarious, And Sometimes Poignant, Tale After Another From Escaping The Clutches Of The Law To The Pain And Joy Of Parenthood, Discovering The Dangers Of Real Ale And The Agony Of Not Being Heard, Whilst Savoring A Fiery Dessert, The Glamour Of Show Business, The Awkwardness Of Nakedness, And The Utter Wrongness Of A Jesus Pi Ata His Ability To Question The Assumptions Of Everyday Life With A Wry Grin, Tender Touch, And A Twinkle In His Kind Eyes Makes Matthew S Tales Endlessly Entertaining You Ll Want To Read Them Than Once And Even Share Them Aloud With Others In Your Best English Accent

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10 thoughts on “Goat Lips

  1. Sunny Weber says:

    Mathew Taylor s ability to describe his quirky, upbeat view of life is engaging, charming, and beyond entertaining I couldn t put this book down I even read it while I awaited a colonoscopy I m sure others in their curtained cubicles wondered why I kept laughing out loud I appreciate British humor and Mathew s style of writing is fantastic witty, descriptive, and fast moving I could see myself over his head as he narrated his experiences His poignant stories touched me, his funny stories ti Mathew Taylor s ability to describe his quirky, upbeat view of life is engaging, charming, and beyond entertaining I couldn t put this book down I even read it while I awaited a colonoscopy I m sure others in their curtained cubicles wondered why I kept laughing out loud I appreciate British humor and Mathew s style of writing is fantastic witty, descriptive, and fast moving I could see myself over his head as he narrated his experiences His poignant stories touched me, his funny stories tickled me, and best of all, I felt a deep understanding of the male point of view throughout his passing years from prankster college dweeb, to career seeking vagabond, to fatherhood, to now mature immaturity His ability to transfer the most mundane life event into a hilarious romp seems all encompassing.I own this book and will pull it from my shelf whenever I need a smile, something to ease me out of sadness, or to just lift my spirits when the world seems too serious

  2. Roxanne Ho says:

    Throughly enjoyable tales from a funny man

  3. Deedra says:

    Loving Brits like I do,I assumed I would enjoy this.I did not find it funny, for the most part.Matthew Taylor has a nice narrating voice.I was provided this book by the author,narrator or publisher.

  4. Lynda Dickson says:

    This book is very cleverly structured The stories are not in chronological order, although there is a map at the beginning of the book giving the order of the events From the first story, explaining the origin of the book s title, the author sets the tongue in cheek tone You just know you re going to be in for a fun ride The book covers such varied topics as Matthew s first car, scattering his mother s ashes, how he proposes to his wife, fulfilling his mother s dying wish, his time as a di This book is very cleverly structured The stories are not in chronological order, although there is a map at the beginning of the book giving the order of the events From the first story, explaining the origin of the book s title, the author sets the tongue in cheek tone You just know you re going to be in for a fun ride The book covers such varied topics as Matthew s first car, scattering his mother s ashes, how he proposes to his wife, fulfilling his mother s dying wish, his time as a disc jockey, and the time he was running late for a hockey match At the end, we come full circle and discover what happens after the first story A very neat conclusion Cute black and white illustrations at the beginning of each chapter add a whimsical touch.While many of the stories of Matthew s youth revolve around drinking, many of the later ones feature funny things his children say Despite the humor, there are also a number of sobering and touching stories There are also some beautiful descriptive passages We see Matthew in all of his personas, as young larrikin Matthew, son Matthew, friend Matthew, boyfriend Matthew, husband Matthew, and father Matthew By the end of the book you ll feel like you actually know him.Some of my favorite stories Carpool , Popping the Question , Surprise Party , and Guess What s in Your Pocket.An absolute pleasure to read With its dry wit, humor, and laugh out loud moments, you ll need to be careful where you are when you re reading this book.I received this book in return for an honest review.Full blog post

  5. Sandra Lopez says:

    This is a collection of stories about Matthew Taylor, chronicling events from his audition as Goat Lips to his near orgasm of owning his first car The author relays an honest and witty account in a light and philosophical manner The events in the book are somewhat analyzed from the character s point of view, like his theory on jumping in first naked, for example Some were interesting while others were just weird, like his idea of changing the word clothing to jiggle stoppers Ooo kay.I This is a collection of stories about Matthew Taylor, chronicling events from his audition as Goat Lips to his near orgasm of owning his first car The author relays an honest and witty account in a light and philosophical manner The events in the book are somewhat analyzed from the character s point of view, like his theory on jumping in first naked, for example Some were interesting while others were just weird, like his idea of changing the word clothing to jiggle stoppers Ooo kay.I thought these tales were good in a sense that they were generally well written they didn t impress me so much as some tended to drag on and on with gratuitous details It s like the character was going on and on about a point, talking senselessly about it, but never actually gets to the point, which caused for some enervated reading

  6. S.A. Molteni says:

    Goat Lips by Mathew Taylor is a witty and well spun memoir of an Englishman transplanted to Colorado It is packed full of hilarious hi jinks and stories from the author s life in England as well as his transition to the United States.I was not sure what I would find when I started reading this memoir, but after the first few chapters I was hooked and wanted to knowof what happened to this Englishman in America What followed was a few hours of laughter, some tears and above all an enterta Goat Lips by Mathew Taylor is a witty and well spun memoir of an Englishman transplanted to Colorado It is packed full of hilarious hi jinks and stories from the author s life in England as well as his transition to the United States.I was not sure what I would find when I started reading this memoir, but after the first few chapters I was hooked and wanted to knowof what happened to this Englishman in America What followed was a few hours of laughter, some tears and above all an entertaining time well spent From the story of Taylor auditioning for a part as a pair of goat lips for a famous beer commercial to dealing with a critical injury of a very close friend, each tale is expertly written and takes the reader along for the emotional ride If you like funny memoirs, then I would definitely recommend Goat Lips

  7. Eryc says:

    What can you say about a gifted, twisted, hilarious polymath like Matthew Taylor This is probably the funniest book I ve read in a very long time, but it s also provocative, poignant, and sometimes downright sad With stories drawn from all phases of his storied life, Taylor exposes all of his warts and wonder with sincerity, humility, and flawless comic timing Since Taylor is primarily a live storyteller, this collection lends itself to reading aloud Throw a party and pass it around, having What can you say about a gifted, twisted, hilarious polymath like Matthew Taylor This is probably the funniest book I ve read in a very long time, but it s also provocative, poignant, and sometimes downright sad With stories drawn from all phases of his storied life, Taylor exposes all of his warts and wonder with sincerity, humility, and flawless comic timing Since Taylor is primarily a live storyteller, this collection lends itself to reading aloud Throw a party and pass it around, having folks read whichever story sparks their interest You re guaranteed to laugh, hug, and maybe even change your mind about something Great fun

  8. Kelly says:

    Matthew s personal stories will especially resonate with those that have had farcical experiences in their youth, those that have lost a friend or a parent, and those that have had their hearts warmed by the simple or generous act of a child I had the pleasure of listening to Matthew read a few excerpts from Goat Lips and it was truely evenhilarious and touching I vote for an audio book read by the author

  9. Karen Morrissey says:

    I found this memoir by an English stand up comic to be entertaining I was expecting hilarious based on the back cover descriptions, but I only found it amusing Maybe it was me, but I thought the humor was understated enough how English that I only chuckled, not laughed, as I read the book.Don t get me wrong I recommend this book for those who enjoy dry humor, just don t expect to roll on the floor.

  10. Barbara says:

    A series of short stories by the lapsed Englishman Matthew Taylor Varied topics with the wonderful English wit that I love From the story of the author auditioning for the ghost lips commercial to the one about his son wanting to have a Jesus birthday party complete with a Jesus pinata you can t keep from laughing out loud If you enjoy English humor, this book will not disappoint.