I used to work in banking, and now (and in 2008) I work in the financial/equities industry, and I could barely tolerate this book. I tried and stopped half a dozen times, it was monotone and monotonous, and it barely kept my attention. I found myself unable to pay attention, and eventually just gave up. I have a feeling reading the book would be much more interesting and productive, but the dry story in audio form just didn't work for me at all. I'm sure the story is probably a semi-interesting one for people interested in the specifics of what went on in the financial industry in 2008, but even experiencing it firsthand, this book could barely keep my attention for more than 30 minutes. Had to give up. I can't recommend this at all, with so many other, better books (and movies) out there.
I listened to the book in one day. Bert was hilarious, and his stories were great. Great comedy book, and well read (and occasionally improved).
Adam Carolla might rant and rave, but it's pretty much what every reasonable person is already thinking- or would be if the crazy left or right wing didn't try to guilt or bully them out of it. The left and the right might be loud, might have the soapbox, and each might be the flip-side of the same two-party coin, but Adam just tells it like it is, and illustrates time and time again that most people just plain don't think things through, or think critically enough to form reasonable or realistic opinions about anything. Adam's the blue collar hammer-swinging version of Jon Stewart, and not afraid to take on majority opinion or skewer the sacred cows. Adam is a great reader - and equally good at digression - so get an entertaining lesson in common sense with Adam Carolla, and download this now!
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