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Publisher's Summary

In the early 1970s, as our nation's youth railed against every conceivable societal norm, a funny-looking teenage Jew started turning up at open mike nights in various New York City comedy clubs. Surprisingly, he didn't suck. That funny-looking teenage Jew is now the even funnier-looking middle-aged comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who despite his transparent shortcomings has managed to carve out a hardly-respectable career - and a reputation for shock and awe unrivaled outside the Bush administration. With this scathingly funny book of rants and musings, Gottfried sullies an entirely new medium with his dysfunctional worldview.

©2011 Gilbert Gottfried (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"One of the most touching, eye-opening historical accounts - one day I may even read it." (Howie Mandel)
"This is definitely the loudest book I have ever read. It changed my life. After reading it I decided to go through transgender surgery." (Bob Saget)
"Truly the funniest book ever, by one of the funniest guys on the planet!" (Paul Shaffer, musical director, Late Show with David Letterman)

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Like being at the Comedy Club!

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Gilbert Gottfried is a Master Comedian. I have read/listened to other comedians' books and they are basically their stand-up act in written form. Gottfried is more of a story teller and his book is funny without being a string of jokes loosely tied together.

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  • bethann
  • milwaukee, WI, United States
  • 03-28-15

loved it!

I am so glad that Gilbert chose to narrate the audio version of this crazy book. it was fabulously entertaining, and heartwarming.

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You just want to hug that very funny man...

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Mister Gottfried is not a Christopher Hitchens or a Noam Chomsky. But I have to say I enjoyed every minute of his book. Since the early '70s, he had a "brilliant" career and he recounts the adventure with his priceless wit.

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Love Gilbert

Great book for a few laughs if you love the comic like me. Only scant deadspots.

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  • LViper
  • North Carolina
  • 07-07-15

Gilbert Gottfried is amazing...

... but you already knew that. Do you want a book about Gilbert's life, this is it. Do you want something to laugh about, Gilbert will not disappoint. Do you want this total package to be read to you by the Aflac Duck, too bad; they got Gilbert to do it instead which makes this audio book worth all of your accumulated credits. Buy this audio book, laugh, realize how terrible your life is in comparison and move on with your life better for having heard this book.

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  • S. J. Davidson
  • 10-03-17

Funny but GG delivers it slowly

A funny book with alot of interesting and humorous moments, I love that Gilbert reads it however he reads a bit slow for my liking. worth listening to, would buy again maybe but only as a readable book