In his second book, Adam Carolla - chart-topping podcaster and author of New York Times best seller In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks - reveals all the stories behind how he came to be the angry middle-aged man he is today.
Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood. He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best stories and debuts some never-before-heard tales as well.
Organized by the myriad "dumps" Carolla called home as a child - through the flophouse apartments he rented in his 20s, up to the homes he personally renovated after achieving success in Hollywood - the anecdotes here follow Adam's journey and the hilarious pitfalls along the way.
Adam Carolla started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over 15 years. Yet he never lost his underdog demeanor. He's still connected to the working class guy he once was, and delivers a raw and edgy, fish-out-of-water take on the world in which he lives (but with which he mostly disagrees), telling all the stories, no matter who he offends - family, friends or the famous.
©2012 Adam Carolla (P)2012 Random House Audio
love listening to great books while I work, clean, and drive...a great way to experience great books!!!
Yes, I love hearing all the stories and they offer a window into Adam's later years.
His chapters are organized by where he lived at the time. It is a very creative.
He is barely reading the book! It feels like a conversation. He also has lived reactions to some of his memories and includes new topics that are not in the written book.
When his girlfriend found the article in the paper for the later known acme improve company. You get to hear his first review. This is one of his first attempts to perform on his own terms.
If you listen to The Adam Carolla daily podcast, he will reference many of the same stories, tbut the written book and the audio book are not the same.you should consider getting both versions.
Adam's nasally drone.
a lot of repeated material if you are a listener.
he takes a lot of asides.
I would definitely listen to Not Tao Bell Material again! The stories are so funny and Adam's delivery is awesome.
Adam Carolla reading his own stories sold this book for me, a must!
Love Adam Carolla and his quick wit and entertaining stories!
I enjoy listening to audiobooks while working in my shop or around the house -sort of mental multitasking.
I admire Adam Corolla. He is a self made man with good common sense who is not afraid to be a voice for good common sense in the stupidly politically correct world of entertainment. I love his other book (In 50 Years We Will All Be Chicks). This book covers much of the same ground, but is much more biographical with a lot of detail - too much detail. I thought more of him before I heard some of those gross stories.
Absolutely it was a great listen
Ray he cracks me up
Every thing you would expect from the ace man
I decided to listen based on high reviews although this is not exactly my typical genera. I expected to be delighted just as other reviewers seem to have been. I got a few laughs, but overall this was very disappointing. If you think peeing in someones ear is funny and you admire someone brash enough to do it, then this book might be for you. If you're a bit more mature and think you're going to find a hidden gem, don't waste your time.
There have been few audiobooks I've paid for and not finished, but this is one of them.
The chapter on Ray was by far my favorite part but the whole book was hilarious. Awesome storytelling and all the best tangents you would expect from Adam Carolla.
Yes! Why? Because it is not only funny but it is true and real honest humor. Blunt and to the point (except for the tangents.. but where would we be without the tangents?) Adam Carolla offers a sincere, open, almost voyeur view of his life. Each chapter takes you on a journey through time encased in the setting of the house he was living at the time. Brutally honest about everyone and everything involved (including himself), it makes for a listen worth listening to over and over. Or maybe that is just me.. but quite frankly if it keeps you smiling.. who cares! A staple in my ipod for all those moments when you really just need to shut out the loud mouth in the doctors waiting room to when the nurse is drawing so much blood you just need to get in a positive spot otherwise you will pass out! No matter where I turn it on, it brings an immediate smile, laugh, and frequently tears of laughter. Read by the author himself, if you are looking for comic relief, look no further... this may not be Taco Bell Material but it will ring your humor bell!
The book is stories based on Adam's life. Of course there are other characters and some of them quite interesting but Adam's story stands alone as an inspiration to overcoming any obstacle placed in front of you. Thanks Adam
Read personally by Adam, his blunt and straight-shooting style makes for a ride one could only compare to 'Mr. Toad's Wild Ride' meets 'Willy Wonka' meets 'Benny Hill'. While reading the book is no doubt a humorous experience, listening to it.. and the emphasis placed on certain words or just the tangents alone, offer a vivid picture into true American Life. Great example of "We can pick our friends but we can't pick our relatives".
Warning: This book will make you laugh so hard you will be crying. In addition, it may cause melting to the floor in a pool of hysterical laughter while everyone else around you are still taking life too seriously.
The humor contained in this audio book may be considered offensive to some. If you are not familiar with who Adam Carolla is.. educate yourself first as this may not be quite what you are expecting.
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