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Why We Suck Audiobook

Why We Suck

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Publisher's Summary

"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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    Justin Sylvia 10-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Dennis Leary doing what he does best "

    Dennis Leary.. If you've never heard his stand-up, seen him on TV or in a movie, then be forewarned!! Like Carlin, he doesn't pull punches, nor does he sugar coat things. In Why We Suck, he tackles everything from his Irish roots and his growing up with siblings in or around Boston to what's wrong with today's society ie) current & popular musicians, celebrities, and how we handle steroid usage in pro sports. I for one look forward to his next book entitled Why We Don't Suck, which may be spun in a different direction, but I'm not 100% sold on that idea. Dennis Leary will continue to be one of my favorite comedians, human beings & possibly future preferred author. If u get easily offended.. don't read this book or listen any of his stand-ups. This was your warning!!

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    scott 09-26-17
    scott 09-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "if you are fan"

    if you like or live Dennis Leary you will love this book, it gives a lot of prospective and in site

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    adam e. 06-13-17
    adam e. 06-13-17
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    "awesome"

    I have listened to this book multiple times and laugh my ass of every time

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    D. Hollis 11-19-16
    D. Hollis 11-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Laugh-out-loud funny"

    Read the hard cover book one and listened to the audio book twice. Not for the politically correct or anyone who can't laugh at themselves.

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    Amazon Customer 09-09-16
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    "stop putting shit in the coffee"

    people wake the fuck up and smell the maple nut crunch Dennis leary gives no fucks and tells it like it is

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    Keith 03-01-16
    Keith 03-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not What I Expected"

    I expected a long rant followed by evidence of "why we suck." Instead we get an intro, with warning, then a bunch of stories from Denis' life and a few rehashed jokes from his stand up acts. Overall, it's not terrible but still disappointing.

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    David 07-28-15
    David 07-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Like an extended comedy album"

    This audiobook is filled with ranting and nuggets of "wisdom" very similar to his popular comedy albums 'No Cure for Cancer' and 'Lock 'n' Load'. The best part is that it is much longer than those albums...and he put Dr. in front of his name.

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    Mike 02-14-15
    Mike 02-14-15
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    "Oh deary"

    I wish I had seen more Oprah and the book is really really really funny

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    Anonymous 05-21-13
    05-21-13 Member Since 2014
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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

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    Penny 02-19-13
    Penny 02-19-13
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    "He's absolutely right"
    Would you listen to Why We Suck again? Why?

    I'd listen to Dennis Leary every day. He tells the truth like it should be told. If more people would wake up and listen to what he has to say, maybe we wouldn't suck.


    What did you like best about this story?

    He's honest and doesn't apologize for it.


    What about Dr. Denis Leary’s performance did you like?

    It was like he was talking not just reading the book


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

    I would have if I had the time. But I have a life


    Any additional comments?

    It was not long enough.

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