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Crash and Burn Audiobook

Crash and Burn

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Publisher's Summary

At a high point in his career, Artie Lange performed a sold-out show in Carnegie Hall-and he did it with a pocketful of heroin. In the midst of a deep, self-destructive depression, addicted to heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs, he lashed out at everyone around him - from his cohosts on The Howard Stern Show to celebrity guests and even his longtime friends.

Then came his legendary meltdown on-air, with 6 million people listening, after which Lange pulled himself together enough to go to a buddy's bachelor party in Amsterdam. He never made the party, but instead used the trip as an opportunity to hole up in his hotel room with a prostitute and do drugs.

By turns dark and harrowing, hilarious and poignant, and always drop-dead honest, Crash and Burn is a blow-by-blow account of Lange's years of addiction, a suicide attempt (which he relates in terrifying detail), hitting rock bottom, stints in rehab, and painful relapses. With the help and support of friends and family, Lange manages to recover and get his life and career back on track. And despite his slip-ups, backslides, and permanent losses, Artie Lange forges on.

From drugs to sports to falling in love, Lange tells all in Crash and Burn, the story of his life that is as shocking as it is funny, ever tempered by his characteristic humor, self-awareness, and inimitable way with words.

©2013 Arthur Lange, Jr. (P)2013 Tantor

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    Raymond L. Dixon III 12-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A rich idiots guide to ruining your life."

    Absolutely compelling, sad, funny, honest and frustrating. I can't recommend enough. Too Far to Fish is next.

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    Amazon Customer 12-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Artie Lange"

    If you love the Stern Show, you will remember some of the moments Artie points out. The remainder of the book in my opinion is a brutally honest self look of this individual and how he lived in darkness. There are some funny moments, hands down but what I loved most about this book is his honesty about himself.

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    Thomas Eldridge 11-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Weak"

    I find the sober Artie so self absorbed. The drugged Artie even worse. This book was written too soon as the drug wounds were still festering. The narration was tough to get through. I really liked Artie before this book, but I have lost a great deal of respect for him due to this book. It's a quick crash grab.

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    baloser 11-08-16
    baloser 11-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sad story about a talented man. "

    Loved him on Stern. It's always a sad story to hear about addiction. Hopefully this book will help someone.

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    Shawn Sykesville, MD, United States 10-25-16
    Shawn Sykesville, MD, United States 10-25-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Know Anyone Trying To Kick Addiction?"

    I cried as I have lost so many people to addiction & lived with others.

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    Becky 09-28-16
    Becky 09-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good in the beginning"

    I'm a huge stern fan and was a huge fan of the Artie years too, mostly when he was sober, the end got messy.
    That said I really liked hearing about the stories from when he was on the show and what was really going on. After a hat, all the Adrienne lovely dovy crap was hard to read,.,..,

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    Ryan 09-14-16
    Ryan 09-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Crazy book"

    If you like crass rumor and crazy true stories this is the book for you. It goes into some dark depths and the depravity that comes with drug abuse so also if your just starting out with drugs or even entertaining trying them this also should be the book for you.

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    Paul J. D. 09-11-16
    Paul J. D. 09-11-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great until the last two chapters."

    I understand that Artie wanted to submit his profession of love for Adrienne. However it dragged a great memoir. The narration wasn't bad. I would have loved it more if I heard Artie's voice.
    All and all it was a good story and entertaining.

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    Chris 08-23-16
    Chris 08-23-16
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    "Great book about a very funny man"

    Great book about a very funny man, I enjoyed it start to finish even cried at times

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    Kenneth Dorfman Chicago, IL 07-25-16
    Kenneth Dorfman Chicago, IL 07-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    wish artie would have read it, but the guy did good. Artie is a lucky guy.

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