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From the author of the best-selling Why We Suck comes a searing comic look at these divisive times, skewering liberals and conservatives alike with a signature dose of sarcasm and common sense.

Denis Leary refutes the current highly partisan Right Wing Nutjob versus Left Wing Snowflake approach to American politics - where you're either one or the other, with no gray areas in between. Leading a new protest movement called Gray Lives Matter, he takes equal opportunity aim at the screaming heads we see arguing every night on CNN (the Clinton News Network) and Fox's Fair and Balanced Republican Report. With a devoted mission to Make America Laugh Again, Denis tackles the topics we all hold close to our American hearts: Twitter, Instagram, and the seemingly endless search for fame and diet vodka.

In a country so gluten-free that a box of jelly donuts is now a bigger threat than Vladimir F**king Putin - where college kids are more afraid of Ann Coulter than HIV - it's time for someone to stand up and stop the insanity. Or at least defend the double cheeseburger. With a side order of free porn. Denis is that guy.

He'll answer such burning questions as: When will Hillary run out of pantsuits? And why wasn't her campaign motto "Hey America - It's My F**king Turn!"? As Denis says in the book, "Trump's election gave me faith that even I could be president. Look at his track record: canceled TV show, thin skin, angry tweets, and an attractive wife. According to that formula, I'm one bad comb-over away from living in the White House." We're all in this together, and Denis Leary is here to remind us what makes America number seven on the list of Best Countries to Live In - which may sound bad but means at least we still make the playoffs.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Denis Leary (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Excellent as always!

I find myself getting harder and harder to please when it comes to comedy the older I get. Denis Leary has never had a problem making me laugh. I heard him announce the book a week or so ago on the Stern show and decided to give this and "Why We Suck" a listen. He's unapologetic and addresses everyone in the room, no one escapes his list and while I sat there nodding and listening I thought of a few friends and family members of mine that needed to hear this gold. It's life advice, it's hopefully a wakeup call for some of you, with a little biography shuffled in there were moments where I had to pull over I was laughing so hard. We may or may not suck but God dammit hearing Denis narrate his own book is a treasure I will come back to again.

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  • Justin
  • NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA, United States
  • 11-02-17

Why you should read ?

A follow up to why we suck. Denis Leary makes some valid points pointing out the flaws of both political parties. Funny, blunt, and sometimes heartfelt as he discusses the selflessness of his friends and family in the hardships that stuck American soil. He talks about his charity, people he’s met, and times he’s been mistakenly called Willem Dafoe (and or) Kevin Bacon. It’s great really and an equal offender. Enjoy

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Funny but can’t stay on topic

The book starts great and the political humor is amazing. Then at some point it turns into story telling and name dropping. Still funny but no connection to why America doesn’t suck or today’s political climate. Weak attempt at the end to bring it together. Worth your time for some laughs but title is misleading.

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loved this so much!

Thank you for narrating your own book, no one could have done it better . I love everything you do

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Best Book By Dr. Denis Leary

His first book was really good, this one is all out amazing! The Leary sense of humor never gets old, great stories with famous people and trashing a lot of idiots and idiotic things. I listened to this whole thing from beginning to end with no breaks. Buy this audiobook!!

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Funny and quick witted!

loved it! Denis is very funny and quick witted. a fast read with lots of laugh out loud moments!

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Entertaining and insightful

Dr. Dennis Leary offers a hilarious prescription for fixing America. Don't miss the chapter on hashtags.

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Funny and True

Would you listen to Why We Don't Suck again? Why?

Maybe, to reinforce the message

What was one of the most memorable moments of Why We Don't Suck?

The equal insulting of both political parties

What about Denis Leary’s performance did you like?

That he read his own book. I wish more authors did this.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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Get this book! It’s hilarious!

I LOVE this book so much I’m going to read it again right now. It’s funny and touching and I threw my head back and laughed out loud many times. Laughed till I cried.

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What did you love best about Why We Don't Suck?

I especially enjoy it when the author will orate their own work. I find comedians are especially good at this vs your everyday actor as the timing and cadence are important when delivering comic relief. Leary has been at this for decades and his perspective on life, politics, and fame are refreshingly direct, unapologetic, and at times brash - just like him.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Why We Don't Suck?

Leary is an equal opportunity offender across the board when it comes to politics. That's not to say he doesn't support feminist views or the right to firearms, just that there is a happy medium and people need to start employing more common sense and consideration of others (you know, like stop derailing women's rights to their own bodies and healthcare). Put it this way, if a panel of women were able to vote down the access and use of Viagra and do away with easy access to prostate exams, I'm sure a few men would lose their minds over the injustice of someone else mandating their sex lives and health. So if you have some rather delicate sensibilities and offend easily, this is not your safe space. He goes after (good and bad) every political party, the current administration, millennial mindsets, and the precious snowflakes. But in the end, Leary does boast a few positive messages about the good ole' USA.

Which scene was your favorite?

While the first half of the book is mostly about politics, I enjoyed Leary's comedic telling of his famous mistaken identities. Apparently, he is mistaken for people like Willem Defoe and Kevin Bacon (often).

Any additional comments?

I've been a fan of Leary's since his No Cure for Cancer stand up days. I have some pretty similar views when it comes to his points on politics and common sense, so I wasn't surprised that I would enjoy this book.