Penn Jillette's book and The Nerdist Way by Chris Hardwick.
His side stories.
This is just a waste of my time.
I've listened to every single thing Adam has put out and so I know much about Adam. But it's great to hear stories (especially about Ray) which I've never heard.
“Be awesome! Be a book nut!” — Dr. Seuss
An autobiography of Adam's life told in stages, each stage defined by a house he lived in. This book was funny, and at times even smart, but the extent and quantity of the gross-out gags had an overpoweringly negative effect.
Carolla narrated this book himself which was fine, and it was mostly really good and original in its approach. He didn't read the book but rather told the stories off-the-cuff in a stand-up comedy style. What I found somewhat annoying here was that he would reference an image in the book and then tell everyone to go buy the print book if they wanted to see it. Also he edited the stories from the book and even left out an entire chapter.
Overall, I wish that I could have learned more about the Carolla from this book. Why are his friendships so enduring? What has his journey from shoe-box apartments to million dollar mansions taught him? Something more than just a bunch stories about guys peeing on one another (or worse - yes, worse).
it was such a great book to listen to, i appreciated hearing it from Adam, loved it and am so grateful to have bought it!
Adam is a great story teller and this book gave you a background of his life through the homes he lived in
Most of this material was the same as the last book so I was let down by that he talked about his football in both books. other than that it was a good book especially his crazy friend Ray I can't believe the mess he did back then. I'm also glad to know that he started from the bottom and worked his way up...
Fewer stupid stories about Ray and other flunkies. I want to hear Adam, not his dopey friends.
I think this is one of those things that you'd have to be there.
This was like one too long stand up comedy show.
I might have enjoyed it better down at the local comedy bar.
Too much cussing at times and talking about "Poop" too much..Overall the book was ok at the beginning, but 3/4 thru It was more difficult to keep listening. He is funny, but it kind of gets old his cussing and his stories get a little boring..
No I think i have had my fill of Adam, for now!!
Less cussing and less "poop" stories
What makes this book awesome is Carolla's narration. He kept me in stitches the entire time. I bought the book hoping to hear more of the philosophies that made him successful, instead I got a ton of hysterical stories. Still worth every penny!
Less potty humor.
Nasty topics. Shit head, shit bucket, peeing on each other.
Whispered under his breath, couldn't hear the whispered punchline.
Adam's other book "In fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks" is a must read companion to this book. To truly get the gist of what it was like to be Adam Carolla growing up and all the hilarity that entails you need to read both books.
I would sit in my car and listen long past I got to my destination because I couldn't wait to hear what was next in the crazy stories.
Here's hoping that Adam is busily working on his next comedy opus. That way I can have another several hours of smiling like crazy while driving around or sitting in the park.