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There was a time when Ralphie May was one of the biggest stand-up comedians in the country, both by ticket sales and by tonnage. While some things changed - Ralphie lost half his body weight - others did not: He will be remembered as one of the most successful comics of his time. Completed just months before his untimely passing, in This Might Get a Little Heavy, Ralphie takes listeners on a behind-the-scenes tour of his life and career, one that winds across the country, over obstacles, beyond heartbreak, and through the golden age of stand-up.

Raised in poor, rural Arkansas by a single mom who struggled to make ends meet, Ralphie's early years were the perfect breeding ground for the kind of pain and stress and adversity that only comedy can cure. Bitten by the comedy bug at a Methodist sleepaway camp when he was 12 years old, Ralphie seized a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity six years later at an open mic in a pizza parlor. Mentored and inspired by legendary comedian Sam Kinison to move to Houston, where he got his start, Ralphie packed his bags and never looked back. A major headliner for over 25 years, in This Might Get A Little Heavy, Ralphie finally tells the world how a chubby poor kid from Clarksville went from Arkansas to Houston to Hollywood and beyond. Full of never before told stories from Ralphie's life, This Might Get A Little Heavy will bust your gut, pull at your heart strings, and touch your soul.

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I cried, I laughed. I appreciate!

I wasn't sure how I'd feel listening to Ralphies memoir with it personally from from him but I gotta say... I loved it! Thank you to all that made this book and this audible available to us. The world's a lil sadder without Mr. May.

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We Miss You Big Guy!

I loved Ralphie so much and was so very heartbroken at his sudden passing. This book was a wonderful way to hear his story and remember my favorite comedian. It also gave me some insight into the issues he was facing at the end of his life. This book is hilarious, truthful and really shows how his career started and the hard work he contributed to make his career such a success. I really wish he would have touched a bit more on his personal life, but I still enjoyed the story. It really is too bad he wasn't able to finish this story, it seems to end a little too soon. We miss you Ralphie May.

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great story

fun to hear the story of one of comedy's greats. performed well. wish there was a chance for a follow up.