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
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.
Well done, Adam. Great story teller and chronalogical story line.
Any Adam fan -- this is a must read.
Adam regularly goes off on improve side-tracks that make the audio book worth every penny
The Dixie Chicks story, one of the best in the book
The Dixie Chicks story
I loved the humor about everyday things
Its not so much abook asmuch as it is a stand up comedy act
yes, it is a continuation of his previous recordings
Someone who enjoys constant foul language sprinkling a story about Adam's life. I don't know if he is wanting to be thought of as a "poor unfortunate soul" or if he has no concept of the art of story telling without being foul.
Leave out 80%,or even30% of the offensive language. His disclaimer to his children, if they were listening should have told me everything.
I stopped listening after about 30 minutes because of the unnecessary profanity. It added nothing to the story and was totally distracting. I really wanted to hear the story, but just couldn't continue and felt disappointed and irritated that I had wasted my money!
Use your credits for something else.
This book was not funny at all. He was rambling all over the place, writing about uninteresting minutia. Very tedious. I tried, but couldn't finish listening to it. I know he's raunchy and I'm not easily offended, but the foul language was just ridiculous and over done.
It was a funny book, too many jokes about piss and sh*t. Probably the men will find it funnier than women will. But there are some funny parts that made me laugh hard
It's like he's talking to you, instead of reading the book.
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