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Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian | [Bob Saget]

Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian

Millions of viewers know and love Bob Saget from his role as the sweetly neurotic father on the smash hit Full House, and as the charming wisecracking host of America's Funniest Home Videos. And then there are the legions of fans who can't get enough of his scatological, out-of-his-mind stand-up routines, comedy specials, and outrageously profane performances in such shows as HBO's Entourage and the hit documentary The Aristocrats.
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Millions of viewers know and love Bob Saget from his role as the sweetly neurotic father on the smash hit Full House, and as the charming wisecracking host of America's Funniest Home Videos. And then there are the legions of fans who can't get enough of his scatological, out-of-his-mind stand-up routines, comedy specials, and outrageously profane performances in such shows as HBO's Entourage and the hit documentary The Aristocrats.

In his bold and wildly entertaining publishing debut, he continues to embrace his dark side and gives listeners the audiobook they have long been waiting for - hilarious and often dirty. Bob believes there's a time and a place for filth. From his never-before-heard stories of what really went on behind the scenes of two of the most successful family shows of all times, with co-stars like John Stamos and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, to his tales of legendary friends and colleagues like Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Pryor, Don Rickles, and other show business legends, Saget opens up about some of his personal experiences with life and death, his career, and his reputation for sick humor - all with his highly original blend of silliness, vulgarity, humor, and heart, and all framed by a man who loves being funny above all else.

©2014 Bob Saget (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Hillary MORRIS, CT, United States 06-30-14
    Hillary MORRIS, CT, United States 06-30-14 Member Since 2011

    avoiding road rage one book at a time...

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    Darn, someone beat me to the title to my review.

    Bob does a swell job narrating, which receives the most praise in my review. I should mention, I know the Bob Saget of Comedy Central Roasts, stand-up and Howard Stern appearances. I know he was on Full House and AFV, but only by accidentally glancing across the shows during channel surfing. I went into this book, based on the title, looking for something tell-all-ish, something gutsy, maybe even a little wild, my hopes were dashed. It just isn't in here.

    Bob and his family knows tragedy, no doubt. He loves his family and that is nice. He is a good father. Kudos. But, other than that, this book has little substance. He builds up these wild stories, on and on, creating the fantasy of a huge payoff and each time the story goes limp (nod to Bob and his love of male anatomy and flatulence jokes). Who else tells a story about going to pick up Rodney Dangerfield for a steak dinner only to learn he's been stood up in favor of Ron Jeremy and some hookers... and he leaves. What's the point of the story?! It all felt like a tease.

    Oh, Bob, this book should have been titled much differently. Pffft.

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    Autumn san francisco, CA, United States 04-19-14
    Autumn san francisco, CA, United States 04-19-14 Member Since 2010

    Comedians. American History. Nerds. Bring it!

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    "Sincere, heartfelt, hilarious."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    i love this man and his story. Humor is part of the human experience.


    What other book might you compare Dirty Daddy to and why?

    Steve Martin's Born Standing Up


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    both!


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