We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Too Fat to Fish Audiobook

Too Fat to Fish

Regular Price:$27.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

When Artie Lange joined the permanent cast of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, it was possibly the greatest thing ever to happen in the Stern universe, second only to the show's move to the wild, uncensored frontier of satellite radio. Lange provided what Stern had yet to find all in the same place: a wit quick enough to keep pace with his own, a pathetic self-image to dwarf his own, a personal history both heartbreaking and hilarious, and an ingrained sense of self-sabotage that continually keeps things interesting.

A natural storyteller with a bottomless pit of material, Lange grew up in a close-knit, working-class Italian family in Union, New Jersey, as a maniacal Yankees fan who pursued the two things his father said he was cut out for: sports and comedy. Tragically, Artie Lange Sr. never saw the truth in that prediction. He became a quadriplegic in an accident when Artie was 18 and died soon after. But as with every trial in his life, from his drug addiction to his obesity, to his fights with his mother, Artie mines the humor, pathos, and humanity in these events and turns them into comedy classics.

True fans of the Stern Show will find Artie gold in these pages: hilarious tales that couldn't have happened to anyone else. There are stories from his days driving a Jersey cab, working as a longshoreman in Port Newark, and navigating the dark circuit of stand-up comedy. There are outrageous episodes from the frenzied heights of his coked-up days at MADtv, surprisingly moving stories from his childhood, and an account of his recent U.S.O. tour that is equally stirring and irreverent. But also in this volume are stories Artie's never told before, including some that he deemed too revealing for radio.

Wild, shocking, and drop-dead hilarious, Too Fat to Fish is Artie Lange giving everything he's got to give. And like a true pro, the man never disappoints.

©2008 Artie Lang; (P)2008 Random House

What the Critics Say

"A very funny man." (David Letterman)
"A comedy treasure....One of the funniest guys there is....The pride of New Jersey." (Jimmy Kimmel)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (618 )
5 star
 (322)
4 star
 (160)
3 star
 (94)
2 star
 (24)
1 star
 (18)
Overall
4.3 (352 )
5 star
 (210)
4 star
 (81)
3 star
 (38)
2 star
 (13)
1 star
 (10)
Story
4.0 (348 )
5 star
 (158)
4 star
 (86)
3 star
 (65)
2 star
 (22)
1 star
 (17)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Jason Cabanas 03-17-17 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Book, But??"

    This was a great Book, Artie being honest about everything. When Artie was reading for the audio book you could almost feel what he was thinking and going threw at the time. Even know each person reading for audio book did good it wasn't the same as if Artie read it himself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gavin 12-22-16
    Gavin 12-22-16 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Too fat to fish"

    Great read great stories. I wish Artie could have read the entire book but the other narrators were also very good. I would recommend this audible book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    William H. 11-16-16
    William H. 11-16-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very funny and entertaining"

    Artie tells a lot of hilarious stories from his past. The only complaint is that he should have narrated the entire audio book instead of have of it, leaving the rest for his friend to finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    bruce 11-04-16
    bruce 11-04-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Absolutely awesome"

    I wasn't sure what to expect this book was great I highly recommend this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    jimmie richter 10-20-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Dark but funny"

    Definitely worth getting,very dark but enough humor to keep it going. Laughed sometimes toll it hurt and times really fealt bad for his struggles!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Frank David Obelnicki 04-10-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting man, who's has some great stories."

    the stories from Artie Lang's life are interesting and compelling. Great stories about a great father and captivating stories about a self destructive son.

    worth a look.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sean Walsh 01-20-16
    Sean Walsh 01-20-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "never thought I would get audible"

    but this bookcompletely changed that for thank god, I enjoyed this so much and the narrators were beyond amazing..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rona 09-06-15
    Rona 09-06-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Bravo Artie!"

    Entertaining to say the least. Great stories. Big laughs. Left me wanting more... I highly recommend to any fan of both Artie Lange and The Howard Stern Show.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bradley 09-03-15
    Bradley 09-03-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "ARTIE LANGE IS AMAZING & SO TRUTHFUL IN THIS BOOK"
    If you could sum up Too Fat to Fish in three words, what would they be?

    Perseverance, love &, determination


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    THEYRE ALL GREAT I REALLY CANT JUST PICK ONE probably the pig character in babe watch I had to looked that up on YouTube because it sounded hilarious


    What about Artie Lange’s performance did you like?

    He was so truthful, just like he is in Real life, also undoubtably on the Howard Stern show. He really makes it clear that struggles whatever it might be drugs, career, family. He puts it all on the table really interesting, he's brutally honesty & I look up to it, even though he has major ups and downs I'd say a lot of downs but more UPS BECAUSE he wouldn't be where he is if it was all downS... He truly inspires me because I do also related to his drug abuse problems and it show me that through determination and hard work those battles can be won. Even one has demons that they must persevere through. I truly enjoyed the whole book even though he talks about his fathers death a lot (Which i understand cause family is very thing to him and that played a huge roll in his life to pick up where he father left off_ to be the strong "man of the house") but I obviously cant knock him for that. The only reason I bring that up is cause i wanted to listen to HIS stories and life more than the depressing stories about his fathers problems. But his family is what made him, him so that's why he brings them up! but he does tell the story about his father and how he died at least three or four times in the book that was a little too much but thats what impacted his life so much, which brought him all these interesting issues he strugggled with his whole life. Which IS why he mentions it a lot. So overall its an amazing book and i recommended to anybody who is interested in the person who struggles a real person with the real stories with real live with Real struggles a real down to earth person overcoming obstacles in life to become successful all while knocking on deaths door (According to figures in his life). Great job Artie your the man! My friends recently met him @ a bar in nyc and i wish i could have met him as well. Hopefully some day cause we have a lot in common. THANKS!


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

    When he mentions his big break /Meaning his paycheck and completely removes him mom of all the stress of bill/ debt. Buys her new house, car,whatever she wanted that's truly a sons dream to do to a mother and that particularly moved me. Additionally he helped his sister, which was very gracious of him because they stuck by him through ups and downs just like a family should do. Blood is thicker than water.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this book through audible credits and honestly I would buy this book if I didn't have the free credits to download this book it was that good! I am a huge Artie Lange fan and I think that this book is amazing. So is crash and burn/ I love Artie Lange and everything he has to offer he's a truthful man and that what makes him so lovable cause its life and its relatable!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tad 06-01-15
    Tad 06-01-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing!"

    This is simply amazing in all aspects, my dad loved it as well, it will be on repeat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.