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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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    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 06-13-12
    Ron Basehor, KS, United States 06-13-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Must have for any Adam Carolla Fan!"

    This book contains a collection of stories from Adams life. I liked how he used the places he was living as a timeline and a gauge of how well or bad he was doing at the time. If you are a long time listener (meaning you have listened for hundreds if not thousands of hours) to Adam you might of heard some of these stories before. But the great thing about the book is its all laid out for you in an easy to follow way.

    So if you are an Adam Carolla Fan what are you waiting for, Let's keep this Pirate Ship a float!

    Get it ON, No choice but to get it ON, Mandate get it ON!

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    proffvolunteer California 11-26-12
    proffvolunteer California 11-26-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Pretty funny but crude"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It is a humorous look at Adam's strange life. I'd never heard of him before since I'm not a radio listener and not under age 30. He seems to be pretty successful for having such a weird life. And he's kept lots of his old friends, which is surprising considering the stunts they pulled together. Lots of F bomb and scatological material in here.


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

    Yes


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

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he talked about how he rates life on how high the mattress is off the floor. His lowlife mom had hers on the floor. At the time I was moving from one rental to another (I own two nice homes with high mattresses, but am living in a temporary rental and my mattress was on the floor. He nailed it dead on!


    Any additional comments?

    I won't share this book with my mom.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    robb Palm Coast, FL, United States 06-12-12
    robb Palm Coast, FL, United States 06-12-12
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    "MANDATE! GET IT ON"
    What made the experience of listening to Not Taco Bell Material the most enjoyable?

    Adam himself, if you like the ACE Broadcasting network or are a fan of laughing, this book is for you!


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

    All of it


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The whole book


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The way Adam gauged the elderly (fans of the Ace Broadcasting Network will get this)


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Adam continues to make books and audiobooks... His audiobook is full of great riffs and punchlines as well as compelling stories... GET IT ON!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    CK1 Urbana, Illinois United States 06-12-12
    CK1 Urbana, Illinois United States 06-12-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Fantastic"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Adam's last book was quite enjoyable, but the best parts were always the biographical portions. Adam's background, stories and successes have always been more enthralling than tired rants about politics.


    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Sunny Seattle 06-12-12
    Sunny Seattle 06-12-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Polished Carolla"

    Loved it???.. totally worth spending a credit, very fun to hear these stories told by the author. Each chapter is filled with fun and impressive stories backed up with thoughtful life lessons. This book should be considered therapy for both Carolla and the reader. I kind of hate his mom after hearing some of the crappy things she put him through.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Megan Thompson, MB, Canada 01-02-13
    Megan Thompson, MB, Canada 01-02-13 Member Since 2010
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    "LOVED LOVED LOVED this book!!"
    What did you love best about Not Taco Bell Material?

    I loved everything about this book!


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

    I laughed probably more than Tina Feys recent book. It's comedy you can relate too.


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

    His voice makes the book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Carlsbad, CA, United States 12-05-12
    Robert Carlsbad, CA, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2011

    Carlsbad Rob

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    "Like the podcast, basically"

    I'm an Adam Carolla fan. I listened to his previous book, listen to the podcast, and enjoyed his movie. This one has a lot of stuff i'd heard before. It was still interesting though, don't get me wrong, but he cut out some of the new material that is in the book and not in the podcast (about his interactions with celebrities) and I really would have liked to have heard more about that. Still if you like Adam's style you will enjoy this audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon United States 11-29-12
    Brandon United States 11-29-12
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    "Only Adam Could Tell This Stuff"
    What made the experience of listening to Not Taco Bell Material the most enjoyable?

    Adam's solo narration of his tales of life in So Cal, up until now. A fun time, and he is a GREAT story teller.


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

    Some real classics are in there, but one that comes to mind is Big Catholic Brother with Nate and Tim (Team).


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

    His timing and tone could only be expressed live.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait until the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Spring Hill, FL, United States 09-15-12
    Michael Spring Hill, FL, United States 09-15-12 Member Since 2010
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    "It was OK."
    What did you like best about Not Taco Bell Material? What did you like least?

    I like Carolla's "to the point" bluntness, but it seemed like some of the material was either covered in his previous book or was material that might have been left on the editing floor from the previous book.


    Was Not Taco Bell Material worth the listening time?

    It was worth listening. Just didn't measure up to his previous book.


    Any additional comments?

    My expectations might have been high based on his "50 years we'll all be chicks" book. It was OK.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Trenton Tampa, FL, United States 09-02-12
    Trenton Tampa, FL, United States 09-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Pretty good"

    About 50% is great and fun to listen to, about 50% is full of drunk stories and too much of a dependence on 4-letter explicatives to describe things. My biggest gripe is that he is constantly telling you to buy his book throughout the recording, and leaving things out. Is this what I deserve for shelling out 15-20 dollars on this thing, criticized for not buying your book instead? Overall though, it is worth it for the high points.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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