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.
This book is so much funnier than the comic strip Howard Huge, that I give it a Big A! James makes it his dooty to make us loff, again and again, so much it gives me the twitchels. E-Rocks! I can't wait to listen to the rest, but the first 7 minutes have been great! If I had a Nicolini for every time I LOL'd, I'd be a fancy man....................... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I can only sum up with one word: Frunkus (which means "Meow" in the ancient Norden dialect).
I would never try another book from this small sad man, who apparently thinks that indulging in memories of his depravity is interesting to anyone other than the therapist he needs to see.
Not listening to this idiot ever again.
I narrator voiced his memoir in a monotone, making the story even less interesting.
I felt sad that I'd wasted some time listening to this crap.
A hysterical and honest collection of writings from Norton's life. I'm a particular fan of his self analysis of poems and letters he wrote and received growing up.
I can't believe this guy could even read a book let alone write one, but here it is. Having the author read the book to me was a special experience, especially since I usually listened to it while sitting at my desk at work. Picturing him under the porch performing oral favors for his little friends, when he was younger, made me giggle like a schoolgirl.
From time to time I'd get caught by coworkers actually laughing out loud, or saying something like "I can't believe he said that". If you're expecting it to be funny you'll be severely disappointed. His book is nothing like his stand-up act. His act is actually pretty funny. The book, on the other hand, and especially his reading of it, really made me feel sorry for him.
I hope he finally realizes that he's been looking for love on the wrong side gym floor. It's obvious to probably everyone but him, that he gets much more sexual gratification from the company of men, than anything he gets from the women in his life; and that includes all the professionals he turns to, some of whom are really men dressed as women. (a fact he pretends not to be aware of) He's spent his entire adult life trying to accept his love of penis. Even when he's with a woman, pro or otherwise, he usually has to finish up on his own, because he can't finish unless he's touching one. It's high time he started to enjoy life, and started dancing in the Monster Rain.
If it wasn't for the implicit violence toward women I would just feel sorry for this guy. He can be funny for a little while - if you like self-deprecatory or toilet humor - but down the road he has become so used to telling brutal jokes about women that he appears to have become desensitized, something that hopefully will not happen to his listeners. Try David Sedaris instead.
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I'm not American, so maybe that's why I find this book the opposite of funny. It's just a self-conscious rant about masturbation and prostitution. It's sad, is all. It's not even offensive. Just sad.
I don't consider myself a prude but I can only describe this book as nasty and vulgar with loads of false self-abjection. I don't enjoy bitter unhappy people trying to be funny. Even though I did laugh about 3 times- but not out loud.
You would think that a fan of O&A and li'l Jimmy would love an opportunity to hear Jim tell his tales uninterrupted, but these stories are often pathetic and pointless. A rare "ha" was all i could squeeze out of these redundant anecdotes. Unfortunately, it's simply not the laugh riot it's touted to be.