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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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Not what I expected

Lackluster...I stopped listening after 6 chapters because I got bored of the complaining. I thought it was going to be funny.

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Ace at his best.

I own the actual book and you should read the book as well as listen to the audio.

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Entertaining Glimpse into a Life

A book narrated by the author himself, I found the book entertaining and enlightening considering I had never heard of AC before buying the book. Basically, I wanted to read something I normally wouldn't pick up and read, and I'm going to say mission accomplished. If you're easily offended by sophomoric humor and f- bombs and similar language, I suggest you don't listen lest you fall into your usual judgmental mode. However, if you're willing to open your mind and gain insight about someone you usually wouldn't give the time of day, then broaden your horizon further and have a listen. Okay, now I can return to my favorite genres: historical, expository and biographies.

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if you love Adam carolla, you love this book.

Ace man throws in a few extras into this book and it great for a long road trip.

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good funny book

good funny book. just like his podcasts he does, it's worth the time to listen.

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This book is Taco Bell material

Very enjoyable book. I wish it was longer I didn't want it to come to an end.

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LOL funny

This is a perfect guys book. The pranks and hi jinx are so funny and often laughed out loud in public. Learned also that he is a hard working guy and funny as hell. Going to listen to this one again!

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hilarious as usual from the Ace man. good stuff!

hilarious as usual from the Ace man. good stuff! his stories about nosy neighbors was so on point. just epic.

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This Man Crush is Getting Dangerous

I love Adam Carolla. I absolutely cannot wait until I meet him so we can finally become one. Us against the world, Ace. You and me against it all...

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Adam Corolla fans

if you are a fan of the man show or love line or any of the various Adam carolla vehicles this book is for you. listening to this is kind of like sitting and having a beer with Mr. carolla, at least I think it is. I recommend to fans seasoned fans as well as new ones