Daddy, Stop Talking

And Other Things My Kids Want But Won't Be Getting
Narrated by: Adam Carolla
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,378 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In cart

Publisher's Summary

The comedian, actor, television host, podcast king, and New York Times best-selling author of President Me, Not Taco Bell Material, and In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks now lays down the law on the plight of the modern parent.

Parents, do you often think that if your kids had to grow up the way you did - without iPads, 70-inch flatscreen TVs, American Girl dolls, and Wi-Fi in the climate-controlled minivan - they might actually be better off? Do you feel underappreciated or ignored? Do you worry you're raising a bunch of spoiled softies who will never know how to do anything themselves - because you do everything for them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need Daddy, Stop Talking.

Adam rips parenthood a new one, telling it straight about what adults must do if they don't want to have to support their kids forever. Using his own crappy childhood as a cautionary tale, and touting the pitfalls of the kind of helicopter parenting so pervasive today, Daddy, Stop Talking is the only parenting book you should ever read. Here, too, is sage advice to Adam's own kids - and to future parents - on what matters most: dating; drinking and drugs; buying your first house and car; puberty; and what kind of assholes his kids (and yours) should avoid becoming. Even if his own son and daughter pretty much ignore everything he says, you shouldn't. And you're welcome. Again.

©2015 Adam Carolla (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
What members say
Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    858
  • 4 Stars
    320
  • 3 Stars
    108
  • 2 Stars
    45
  • 1 Stars
    47
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    930
  • 4 Stars
    194
  • 3 Stars
    61
  • 2 Stars
    27
  • 1 Stars
    34
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    746
  • 4 Stars
    288
  • 3 Stars
    120
  • 2 Stars
    42
  • 1 Stars
    50

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

More than just hilarious

I lived in LA for several years and laughed every time Adam came on the radio. It's so great that he reads his own audiobook. He drifts from the book a few times and that alone makes it worth listening to over reading it. This is the fastest I've ever gone through an audiobook. If you're easily offended, don't listen. Or better yet, listen, take it with a grain of salt and know that jokes are jokes. As a parent of two young children, it's incredibly relatable. There are some totally hilarious stories in it and a surprise appearance by two "characters" that is such a sweet treat. Not just a funny book, there is some genuinely great advice and at the end it's surprisingly quite inspiring. The man has some depth!

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great listen! Keep them coming!!

I'm a parent myself to three and I found this book to be relatable and hilarious at the same time! It makes me wish I could write a book about my kids. Great listen and I'm looking forward to listening to your other books!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it

I really like Adams podcasts and his last two books so it's no surprise I loved this too. I had a lot of laughs and enjoyed Adams stories.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

If you're a fan of the podcast, you've heard all of this stuff already.

The book wasn't bad but I was expecting some new material. I listen to the Adam Carolla Show everyday and this is just same stuff he says on there.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

as usual, ace is awesome.

Funny and smart, I expect nothing less from Ace. if you have not, read his other books. all grest.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great book!

I'm a big fan of Carolla and this book does not disappoint. If you like his style of smart observational humor then this is right up your alley.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

YES!!!!

I wish EVERYONE thought like this!!
Must read!!!!!!!
I thought I was the only one left that felt this way.. Way to go Ace!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Ace does it again

you should listen to all of Adams books.. reading them is fine, but the added dimension of having the ace man read, rant, and riff as he navigates the stories he tells is really priceless. thanks for another great book Adam.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Not for the PC crowd

Good messages, everything is always better when earned and not given. Carolla does a good job of conveying this. Book is not for the PC types.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Always a good time.

As soon as I discovered this was narrated by Adam, I was like "LESS TALKY. MORE SELLY." No disappointments. Just like every book prior, brilliant. hilarious. I wish it never ended.

2 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for david crane
  • david crane
  • 01-10-18

food for thought

A Great comedy and life lessons for am amused and receptive mind. I will read again!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for bullittooth
  • bullittooth
  • 11-28-15

Adam tells it like it is . .funny but true

have been a fan of Adams for some years . .he tells it like it is and how it should be. very funny . .if your not sure then check out podcast one network and listen to his podcast

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Roy O'Mahony
  • Roy O'Mahony
  • 11-01-15

so so

ok for a commute. big old sweary self absorbed rant. you won't learn anything new listening to this guy telling us how great he is. had a few funny bits

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 01-23-18

Hilarious!!!! What a genius!

I am a fan of Adam Carolla but this book far surpassed my expectations. Absolutely hilarious and a great read/ listen for all Dads!