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A rant-ish memoir by the veteran stand-up comedian and former co-host of That Metal Show, with a foreword by Jim Norton

Twitter Trolls. Facebook Freaks. Instagram Exhibitionists. These are just a few of the creatures our technology-obsessed culture has spawned in its quest to simplify our lives. The madness is so universal now that everyone has dealt with it. You login to Facebook, read a stupid post, and immediately want to tell your "friend" to go have relations with himself. Sure, social media may keep us connected, but it is a breeding ground for idiots, and these idiots have crowd-sourced a storm of useless information, corny jokes, and douchebag drama that's wasting our time and screwing with our peace of mind.

Thankfully, popular comedian and television host Jim Florentine has a solution for those of us on the verge of bashing our iPhones to bits. In Everybody Is Awful, Florentine attacks awful people and awful situations with the same biting satire and cringe-worthy humor that made him famous on television shows like Crank Yankers, Meet the Creeps, and That Metal Show.

Along the way, Everybody Is Awful takes listeners through the author's formative years, a time filled with rebellion and horrible behavior, to the crazy early days of his career as a stand-up comedian. Florentine also recounts how he developed an obsession with pranks that morphed into his uniquely vigilante style of comedy and made him one of the most legendary prank callers of all time.

Florentine excels at channeling the core rage we all feel at the seemingly small annoyances of life and his fans love the cathartic experience of his hilarious ranting and raving, a tradition continued in Everybody Is Awful. Acting as a de facto therapist, Florentine diagnoses awful behavior, shames awful people, and offers comedic takes on how to reclaim our lives from it all.

©2018 Jim Florentine (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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This book should be called “the newer testament”

I love Jim Florentine. I was so sad when this book was over. I bought my husband the hard cover and he keeps it on his nightstand next to the Bible. We call it the newer testament because such a good guide for how to live. It helps us to remember to take life easy and just laugh.

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Jim is great

Great book, and may I say that he is one of few who has observed Robins cans in the flesh.
Rock on Jim.

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Great listen

Florentine's ability to make you laugh transitions perfectly to the audiobook format. If you are a fan of his podcast, you'll love the book. For those of you familiar with his podcast, you'll find familiar issues discussed in the book (made up stories on social media, annoying things people say and do in public or at work, meme culture, yelp reviews, pushy parents, cashiers trying to upsell you crap, etc.) If you're unfamiliar with the podcast, this is a perfect starting point into the world that is Jim Florentine and his brand of observational comedy. A thorough examination of the stupidity you see every day that makes you want to cringe. A perfect book for anyone that needs a good laugh. Also, hearing him actually voice the book is a great bonus for Audible.

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hate! hate! hate!

Jim has some good funny stories, but he should be in the Dave Chappelle's haters club!
winner, hands down.

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Great

I share Florentine's disgust at these needy social media dullards and so I really enjoyed the book. Much of the original social media posts come from his podcasts, but the commentary on the posts is often different, more polished. It's a very entertaining read and the book flew by. Also Florentine did a great job as a narrator and thankfully he read it as I couldn't imagine anyone else doing this material and having the same level of disgust in their voice.

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If you've listened to him on any radio show and podcast you've heard everything in this book. I'm kind of disappointed I paid money for this.

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This is such a puke of crap. I hate every single thing about this book. I loathe the author, his voice, his attitude, his outlook, his negativity. He tried to be like Dennis Leary but his objectification of women seeps through every word. I see where he was trying to go but he missed. I wanted to die buy the end of the book

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