The things you need to get past when it comes to Jim Norton and his humor are your own hangups. Yes, his humor is self-deprecating, yes he employs language some might consider offensive (I don't), but it is HONEST.
Just as in his stand-up act, and in his commentary on the Opie and Anthony show, he is relentlessly, bitingly and emphatically honest about himself, and does not suffer fools or the dishonest very well.
If you choose to get stuck on the hookers or the trannies or the language, it's your great loss.
Norton has a keen wit and is tremendously funny. For me, this book was a pleasure to listen to. I look forward to reading or hearing his next book.
An absolutely magnificent listen. Nothing like hearing the raunchy and cringing stories of Jim Norton read by Yimmy. You will not be disappointed by your purchase of this audio book.
Little Jimmy is not only a great comedian but a great author as well. With his brutally honesty about his life and his comedy this book should be bought for anyone who wants an honest look into the life of this comedian.
Maybe I learned a little too much about his habits with "tainted" ladies, but this was a funny book. He is very down on himself sometimes, but that is his schtick. A nice listen and I would bet that it is much better than the printed version as he is the reader.
Jim Norton is a dismal person, and probably needs a hug. This book would depress my friends, and if I recommended it, they would probably reconsider our friendship.
There are no redeeming qualities to the story. Some okay laughs. Overall a big downer.
Jim Norton is highly self aware, but not very self reflective. He describes his enjoyment of prostitutes and empty sex. Very difficult to empathize with someone so unemphatic.
Please, no. It would be more of the same, and the world just doesn't need it.
Jim Norton is funny on stage, in his career as a professional comedian. But in this book, you get too much information, and it did not enhance my enjoyment of his comedy in any way.
I'm not a prude - I love Lewis Black and plenty of other foul-mouthed comedians - but this book was over the top. I stopped listening before the end.
It was honest and well-written, however.
Jim Norton is certainly not an easy thing to listen to if you like things like boundaries and have a moral compass. If you are unburdened of such things, then you should absolutely eat this up! He is quite the silly goose!
I have not heard of Norton before. My first reaction to the book was disgust but I found it funny a few minutes later. Yes, the humor is very immature but none the less it made me laugh. A book that can make me laugh all the way through gets a good grade regardless of how vulgar the humor and it is very vulgar.