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Publisher's Summary

Comedian Jim Norton is dirty...really dirty...the kind of dirty that makes The Aristocrats look like a knock-knock joke. Fortunately for him, his kind of dirty humor has earned him the distinction of being third microphone on the immensely popular Opie & Anthony syndicated radio show. In Happy Endings, Jim brings his raw, hilarious, and offensively honest comedy to Audible® listeners.

Jim will discuss everything from his affinity for hookers to stalking Black Sabbath and Alan Alda to always getting stuck with the hot girl's fat friend. He will share some of his experiences with Opie and Anthony, including his arrest on the infamous Voyeur Bus (a bus filled with naked girls that drove around Manhattan flashing passers-by). Many more heartwarming stories will be included in what is sure to be the most controversial title of 2007.

In addition to being a regular on the Opie & Anthony Show, Norton sells out comedy shows across the country. He starred on the recent HBO series Lucky Louie and was a regular on Comedy Central's Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, and other national shows.

Norton had this to say about his forthcoming title: "It's ironic that many of the stories revolve around prostitution, because that's where all proceeds from this...will be going. Actually, that's probably more disgusting and creepy than ironic."

Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase.

©2007 Jim Norton. All rights reserved (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

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Jim Uncensored

**WARNING** This book is for adults only, infact only for adults who could handle profanity, sex and off color humor. If you are one of these adults then this is a must "read". Jim has made me more of a fan.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Funny but old O & A stories

I LOVE!!!! little Jimmy so I'm hesitant to write anything but a positive review. This is a funny book and you won't be dissapointed by it. That being said it was a lot of regurgitated stories from the O & A show. If your a fan however, this is not to be missed.

Happy birfday Jimmy!!!!! (I know how you like these !!)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Touching Journal Entries

This boy was a tear jerker about a young man's struggle to become the best Litte Jimmy he can be. There are classic stories about the nice girls that help him work out his issues.
You finally know the starts of the widely popular monster rain.
A must read

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Happy Endings

A fine literary masterpiece brought to life by charismatic lad that brought you "Monster Rain" and "Big Boy Made a Doody". Sure to be an enduring classic that will resonate with future generations.

Good day sir.

23 of 31 people found this review helpful

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Pretty Much What I Expected

The story Jim Norton tells in this book is as I expected, being a listener of Opie & Anthony. Norton does not hide behind anything in this book, his stories are graphic, personal, and filled with a lot of self-deprecation. He's a great narrator, I couldn't imagine anyone else reading his story, and he does a great job presenting the stories. If you are a fan of his stand-up, I recommend the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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ok

if you're a fan, you've already heard all of these stories on the O&A show. If you've never heard of Norton before, it'll give you a good laugh... Otherwise, it's all old material.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Somewhat Boring

I came to Happy Endings after listening to Hyena (by Rude Jude). I thought Happy Endings came through as a bit contrived with suspect filler material.

I’m no well-read literary aficionado. So YMMV!

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Jim Norton as we have come to know him.

read by Norton himself > reading the hard back. I've previously read the physical book but hearing Norton narrate makes the vintage Norton humor even better. jokes, stories, on nonsensical stories that you know from when he was 3rd chair on O&A.

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Still great

I bought this book when it first came out and enjoyed, however I hadn't read it since then so I picked it up as an audiobook and it's great, a really fun read. I was worried that it would be the same stories I've heard and while that is true to some extent, it's not nearly as repetitive as I was thinking it would be. If you like Norton, or you're an old O&A fan, you can't go here, you get over 5 hours of entertainment from Jimmy.

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creative mastermind

Really funny, this sick little perverts mind goes beyond anything I could imagine, good stories about being a mediocre comic with less interesting friends. A need to spill seed like it's the only thing keeping him alive and the weirdest fantasized exploits EVER satisfying beyond reason. Thanks to lil Jimmy, Ted Sheckler, Earl, Uncle Paul and the rest.

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  • TaraLondon
  • 09-09-18

Shame

I like Jim as a stand up but this is awful.
In the words of Norton himself " A booooooo"

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  • William
  • 10-07-15

It's Yimmy, pure and simple!

What more can I say, it's lil Jimmy... candid and brutally honest.

The reading during the first 20 minutes is not great... not sure if this was Jims first reading, very flat. After that he gets settled in however, the rest is honestly not reviewable as it is very much down to taste.

Best way to put it; if you like Jim Norton, you'll love this!

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  • Barry
  • 02-08-15

fantastic.

What did you like most about Happy Endings?

Truly fantastic,always loved Jim's stand-up and work on o&a now o&j,an insight into an already disturbingly open man.

What did you like best about this story?

It's more of what I already love about Jim Norton.

What about Jim Norton’s performance did you like?

Who can tell his story better than Jim himself.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The airplane fart story is hilarious.

Any additional comments?

Somebody call the goose!

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  • Rowan
  • 03-02-10

Loved it

Very different and couldnt be read by anyone else. if you like him get it. check the sample cause its a bit different but funny

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-17

Just not funny.

Equates saying shocking things with being funny. I like crude, irreverent humour, but the bit missing here is the humour.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful