I work. I ski. I play. I write. I have a family. I garden. I coach. I volunteer. I sketch. I run. I read.
Constant. Train. Wreck.
Artie is my favorite character. It's an autobiography.
I wish that he would have finished reading the entire book himself.
his dad's death
I got through it pretty quickly. I needed some popular culture after listening to Einstein's biography.
Yes, each story gets better and better when you listen to it again.
The stories of his father can make anyone cry. The stories of his drug induced shenanigans can make you laugh til you cry.
Seems a bit exagerrated
I enjoyed all the stories, but most were told on the Stern show
Only if you dont know the stories from the Stern Show
I Love Artie Lange!!!
i was really surpised how close artie was to his dad
artie of course
how he told his story
some parts funny and some parts very sad
i will recommend this book to others
Been listening to Artie on the Howard Stern show for years. Couldn't wait for his book. Artie hit a homerun...a great book, funny, sad, and very moving. Sorry to hear about his terrible suicide attempt, but if you listen or read his book you can see how he struggles with his career, drugs, and his fathers sad accident and death. Good luck Artie...hope 2011 is a better year for you.
It may have been better to hear the entire book in Artie's voice only because it is his book, but it is great to hear his friends from the show do some of the reading. It is a great book, an amazing story that I enjoyed listening to just as much as I enjoyed reading. I don't think that you need to be a fan of Artie or of the Howard Stern show to enjoy this reading of a great book. It does make you understand Artie's tendency to have a heart of gold causing him to help anyone that he can whenever he can.
This is an excellent book that honestly depicts Artie's ups and downs in the industry. Sometimes you will listen in horror as he details how he self destructed as great opportunity after great opportunity was handed to him. Even though you sometimes want to slap him across the face and shake him sober you will never hate Artie. He is a lovable screw-up who you will keep you laughing throughout the book.
Here is the one negative. When Artie and Gary read the book it flows well. When the other readers jump in it become painful. The only good thing is that even their poor performances don't wreck the book. The story is able to transcend the reader.
I highly recommend this book.
Artie is so funny and I'm a big fan. This audio book starts off strong but Artie leaves in the middle of the recording to enter rehab. He asks his illiterate friends to read the remaining chapters and it ruins the experience so much so that I wish I would have read the book instead of listened.
A real (scary) look into Artie's life and how he became who he is today. The book is extremely funny; even the Rev. Bob makes a guest reading and the words were pronounced almost accurately.