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Not Taco Bell Material | [Adam Carolla]

Not Taco Bell Material

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. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Jay Kenosha, WI, United States 07-10-12
    Jay Kenosha, WI, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Work by Mr. Carolla"
    Where does Not Taco Bell Material rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Well done, Adam. Great story teller and chronalogical story line.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Adam


    Any additional comments?

    Any Adam fan -- this is a must read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rus United States 07-10-12
    Rus United States 07-10-12
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    "It's definitely pure Carolla"
    What did you love best about Not Taco Bell Material?

    Adam regularly goes off on improve side-tracks that make the audio book worth every penny


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Not Taco Bell Material?

    The Dixie Chicks story, one of the best in the book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Dixie Chicks story


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

    Laugh, constantly


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ellenvanlaanen iron mountain, MI, United States 07-10-12
    ellenvanlaanen iron mountain, MI, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Funny and Right"
    What did you love best about Not Taco Bell Material?

    I loved the humor about everyday things


    What other book might you compare Not Taco Bell Material to and why?

    Its not so much abook asmuch as it is a stand up comedy act


    Have you listened to any of Adam Carolla’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, it is a continuation of his previous recordings


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    definetly


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley Gautier, MS, United States 07-09-12
    Shirley Gautier, MS, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Not for me"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    What could Adam Carolla have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Leave out 80%,or even30% of the offensive language. His disclaimer to his children, if they were listening should have told me everything.


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Seneca, SC, United States 07-09-12
    Sherry Seneca, SC, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Unnecessary and distracting profanity"
    What disappointed you about Not Taco Bell Material?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    Use your credits for something else.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joann St Pete Beach, FL, United States 06-28-12
    Joann St Pete Beach, FL, United States 06-28-12

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    "Worst book I ever downloaded!"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    marina NEW YORK, NY, United States 06-19-12
    marina NEW YORK, NY, United States 06-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Better book for men than women"
    What did you like best about Not Taco Bell Material? What did you like least?

    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


    Would you be willing to try another book from Adam Carolla? Why or why not?

    maybe


    What does Adam Carolla bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It's like he's talking to you, instead of reading the book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jacob United States 08-27-12
    Jacob United States 08-27-12
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    "Pretty lame"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Some humor, could have used some humor. Carollal's schtick usedto be fun. Now it's just obnoxious, repetitive and uninteresting.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure.


    What didn’t you like about Adam Carolla’s performance?

    This really feels like he pumped out another book for the money rather than because he had material. Also, he's not funny anymore.


    What character would you cut from Not Taco Bell Material?

    Adam Carolla


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lawrence M. Ledford Lars1y 07-12-12
    Lawrence M. Ledford Lars1y 07-12-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Guess I Should Have Checked out the Author"

    The book is funny but oh so crude. Heavy on the sailor's language and sex. Got to be books that are just as entertaining but a little more wholesome.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Yuba City, CA, United States 06-14-12
    Adam Yuba City, CA, United States 06-14-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Great book!"
    Where does Not Taco Bell Material rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the top.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great stories and that Adam was the reader.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The story when Adam is talking to Ray's girlfriend in the bathroom.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish it was longer.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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