Very Funny stories on his growing up based on what home Adam was living in at the time. Each chapter begins with the house location, purchase price, square footage, bedrooms, and baths. The chapter dealing with his (mis) adventures in Tijuana uses this also (50,000 bedrooms, 1 bathroom). His description of a really bad Christmas tree at one home (so pathetic that Charlie Brown came by to make fun of it) is a classic I'll always remember and borrow from him.
His style is PERFECT! Reading in parts but stopping to expound on points and give more details, this book feels like you are sitting in a bar with Adam having a drink and swapping stories of growing up. After a series of stories about his friend Rudy and their adventures, Rudy visits the studio and Adam calls him in and they talk about their friendship and the stories Adam had just told.
I had really enjoyed his previous book (In fifty years we'll all be chicks) and was not disappointed. I look forward to his next book!
Grew up the same way. Being a bully, crude and broke. Not as funny as it use to be. At age 54 I don't need to be reminded of the "glory" days. F bomb and feces laden stories about drinking, drugs and sex that I wish I had outgrown about 20 years earlier than I did. Is not funny!
Middle aged man who has talent but has no direction but backwards.
Adam is a good story teller.
Wish I hadn't bought this book. Not funny anymore!
Loved hearing Adam tell about the way he grew up.
Adam & Ray
Just his podcasts
yes but had to break it up over 2 days
I liked Adam's personality-packed narration
It's all about Adam, but I enjoyed learning about his early years and his family. Also liked how he used the houses he lived in to describe the different stages in his life.
Not a character, but I especially liked the only semi-serious spot in the book where Adam explains that it was "will" (not talent or ability) that helped him get on the football team.
Some hearty laughs in several spots. Definitely a lot of "guy" humor, so watch out if you are offended by cursing or scatological references
He never actually explained the title (or maybe I missed it), but I would have liked to have heard that story
This is ACE at his best. It is always good for a great laugh and does not disappoint. Those who are easily offended by him should read it too.
This is a terrible book. I got a few minutes into it and couldn't believe I had been so misled. Every other word is foul, and not just the run-of-the-mill swear words. I can't imagine calling my worst enemy the names he calls his family, even his mother. There is nothing funny about this book, or at least the first part that I listened to. Don't waste your money.
It is focused on the creative use of Pees, Poo-poos and other bodily excretions. Shocking to discover and boring after a while, so repetitive.
Yes, providing he did not write it!
Some of Adam Carolla's stories are really very funny but he falls into the trap that it seems alot of camedians do these days and uses way too much profanity, as if crudeness somehow makes a joke funnier. It doesn't. I'd like to think that Adam Carolla has more going for him than that because he seems intelligent and creative. In the end I found the crass language to be a distraction and a little demeaning for me to be sitting there listening to so I decided to delete the book from my library before finishing it.
This was a great listen, especially for someone who is already a fan of Adam's podcasts. This audiobook really seems like a companion to the hard copy, because he refers to pictures and stories he doesn't go into due to time constraints. Finally, there are a few bonus conversations with the characters in his life.