"A couple years back, I was at the Phoenix airport bar. It was empty except for one heavy-set, gray bearded, grizzled guy who looked like he just rode his donkey into town after a long day of panning for silver in them thar hills. He ordered a Jack Daniels straight up, and that's when I overheard the young guy with the earring behind the bar asking him if he had ID. At first the old sea captain just laughed. But the guy with the twinkle in his ear asked again. At this point it became apparent that he was serious. Dan Haggerty's dad fired back, 'You've got to be kidding me, son.' The bartender replied, 'New policy. Everyone has to show their ID.' Then I watched Burl Ives reluctantly reach into his dungarees and pull out his military identification card from World War II."
It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys. What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers. Adam Carolla has had enough of this insanity and he's here to help us get our collective balls back.
In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks is Adam's comedic gospel of modern America. He rips into the absurdity of the culture that demonized the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, turned the nation's bathrooms into a lawless free-for-all of urine and fecal matter, and put its citizens at the mercy of a bunch of minimum wagers with axes to grind. Peppered between complaints, Carolla shares candid anecdotes from his day to day life as well as his past Sunday football at Jimmy Kimmel's house, his attempts to raise his kids in a society that he mostly disagrees with, his big showbiz break, and much, much more. Brilliantly showcasing Adam's spot-on sense of humor, this book cements his status as a cultural commentator/comedian/complainer extraordinaire.
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"If comedy books were a big-breasted porn collection, In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks would be Christy Canyon." (Bill Simmons, ESPN columnist and best-selling author of The Book of Basketball)
"Adam Carolla is a genius. And no, I'm not kidding."(Jimmy Kimmel)
“I don’t know this guy from Adam, but Carolla’s humor - fearlessly crass, shamelessly honest and irresistibly funny - sucks out like liposuction the layers of fatty pride to expose the often warped and wounded psyche buried deep within the modern American male.”(Ken Burns)
I'm a big Adam Carolla fan, I've listened to his radioshow and podcast for years and I watched his movie and shows. He's really funny, but there is nothing new in this book. It's his same material that he does over and over again.
Bottom line, don't expect anything new. If Adam Carolla is new to you, you should definitely get this book. If you listen to his free podcasts you've heard it all before.
I have always enjoyed hearing Adam on Howard Stern and loved him on the Man Show. There are some funny parts of this book, but it's a lot more of him just hating people. When Sam Kinnison talked about hating people it was funny. But when Adam does it, it comes across as just hate. He hates Valet Parkers. He hates security people at Disneyland who have to follow the rules. When he got to the part about how he hates Sid and Marty Kroft, I thought "Now this will be funny. He'll go off an explanation of how Sigmund the Sea Monster was not his favorite show." But instead he just says they are terrible writers and that he hates them. Not a lot of funny stuff to back it up.
As much as I like Adam Corolla, I don't recommend this audio book.
It's funny, really funny. Society has gone nuts and his take is well worth a listen. Metrosexuals should skip this and go for an $8 Starbucks.
Wow, I really thought I liked Adam Carolla but upon hearing his world view I am no longer a fan. Adam is very forthright in the beginning of this book by admitting he is dumb, i.e. he doesn't know how to read or write due to his focus on sports in high-school and the fact that he was just passed over from grade to grade.
That admission aside, he then goes on to actually prove his stupidity by attempting to explain how he thinks US tax policy should work. Great, an admitted moron now thinks he is smart enough to develop a fair system of taxation. Purely due to the fact that he is a friend of Jimmy Kimmel, this ass-wipe thinks that he "worked hard" and "earned" all his millions of dollars in annual income. Loser here would still be a high-school drop-out and digging ditches for $7.00 and hour if not for Jimmy Kimmel. He has zero talent and has zero work for all the millions in income he has. Given that he luckily sneaked into the upper-class purely by knowing someone who has talent, he then goes on to rationalize his millions and to rant on our current taxation system. Specifically, that the rich are over taxed in the US! He is angry that the top 1% of the US pay 40% of the taxes in the US. Really? Well maybe you should also mention that the richest 1% of the US also owns as much as the combined wealth of the bottom 90%, or perhaps even more, before you start ranting that the poor rich people in the US are over-taxed.
What a total douchey ass-wipe. Unsubscribing from his podcast now.
The great Adam carolla can do no wrong. If you are familiar with his work you will love this audio.
If you are a Carolla fan, this is a must!
I definitely would
This is a story of rags to riches. Adam Carolla is known for Crank Yankers, The Man Show with Jimmy Kimmel, Love Line with Dr. Drew and many other endeavors. In this book, which is a version of an autobiography, it turns out that he is truly a down to earth, smart and above all else funny. He is someone that I would love to hang out with and share some Mangria or a beer!
Yes. Hearing Adam talk about the stories gives greater insight.
God No by Penn from Penn and Teller. They both share a lot of their personal in the stories.
Hearing about his two front doors.
It was a really funny book
Great book, funny stories!
I listened to it on a long trip and almost had a accident due to laughing constantly and sometimes to the point i couldnt breath.
talking about his teen years
laugh till you pee
Listening to sanity being explained so directly and Adam Carolla's narration is spot on
A to Z
The entire book
Adam Carolla, sometimes, is a bit frustrating listening to on his podcast because he's always in high gear and repeats himself a lot. In this book he's straight ahead from the station to home!
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