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Why We Suck Audiobook

Why We Suck

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"A pissed off Leary is the best Leary," says one critic of the writer and comic. In Why We Suck, Dr. Denis Leary uses his common sense and his biting and hilarious take on the world to attack the politically correct, the hypocritical, the obese, the thin - basically everyone who takes themselves too seriously. He does so with the extra oomph of a doctorate bestowed upon him by his alma mater Emerson College.

"Sure it's just a celebrity type of thing - they only gave it to me because I'm famous." Leary explains. "But it's legal and it means I get to say I'm a doctor - just like Dr. Phil."

In Why We Suck, Leary's famously smart style and sardonic wit have found their fullest and fiercest expression yet. Zeroing in on the ridiculous wherever he finds it, Leary unravels his Irish Catholic upbringing, the folly of celebrity, the pressures of family life, and the great hypocrisy of politics with the same bright, savage, and profane insight he brought to his critically acclaimed one-man shows No Cure for Cancer and Lock 'n Load, and his platinum-selling song, Asshole..

Proudly Irish American, defiantly working class, with a reserve of compassion for the underdog and the overlooked, Leary delivers blistering diatribes that are penetrating social commentary with no holds barred. Leary's work will find wide appeal among people who want to laugh out loud or find a guide who matches their view of what's wrong in America and the world-at-large; and fans of his one-man shows, his many movies, and Rescue Me, Leary's Golden Globe and Emmy - nominated television show. Why We Suck is the latest salvo from one of America's most original and biting comic satirists.

©2008 Denis Leary; (P)2008 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Kenya 05-21-13
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    "Only Denis Leary"

    IT was a good listen but if your looking for Denis Leary to go into his comedy act just because he's reading the book then you will be disappointed. It's a more series, none shallot telling of his life and an insight into his mind. A good listen when on a car drive

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Tacoma, WA, United States 02-14-12
    Tim Tacoma, WA, United States 02-14-12
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    "This book sucks !"
    What could Dr. Denis Leary have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Stop being so angry and ridiculing those who are Christians !


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Why We Suck?

    I would cut Jesus was a Homo


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    Jamie Fayetteville, AR, USA 07-29-09
    Jamie Fayetteville, AR, USA 07-29-09
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    "Thought Provoking"

    Very thought provoking, a fresh take on the American way.

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    Chris 10-24-09
    Chris 10-24-09
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    "Another Hollywood puke bashes America"

    Don't bother listening to this guy whine. Why the uneducated Hollywood "elite" feel their views have merit is beyond me.

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    Linda Colorado Springs, CO, United States 04-14-09
    Linda Colorado Springs, CO, United States 04-14-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Too much of a Leary thing?"

    If you love Denis Leary, you’ll love this audio book. It’s five hours of Leary’s acerbic ranting about everyone from The Pope to Al Gore to Rush Limbaugh. He does love his family and Oprah. The profanity is not for the faint of heart. If, like me, you can take a little of Denis Leary in small doses and like to change the channel when you’ve had enough of him, this is too much Leary. To paraphrase the author, “Open ***. Insert head. What the **** was I thinking?”

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    "Please dont buy this book"

    I personally think that Denis Leary is funny, but the book is just terrible.

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