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Publisher's Summary

A collection of outrageous stories by the stand-up comic, TV host, and inspiration for the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder.

Bert Kreischer doesn't know how to say "no". If he did, he wouldn't have gotten himself mixed up with a group of Russian mobsters on a class trip to Moscow, earning him his nickname "The Machine". He wouldn't have wrestled with a bear or swum with sharks on national television. He wouldn't have (possibly) smoked PCP with a star of Saturday Night Live. And he wouldn't have been named the Number-One Partier in the Nation by Rolling Stone, inspired the movie National Lampoon\'s Van Wilder, or performed standup to sellout crowds across the country.

The stories Kreischer shares in Life of the Party are a guidebook on how not to grow up. From his fraternity days at Florida State University, to his rise as a standup, to his marriage and first brushes with fatherhood, Kreischer shows you a path that may not lead you to maturity or personal growth. But it will lead you to a shitload of fun.

©2014 Bert Kreischer (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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Big Fan of Bert

Enjoyed the hell out of this audiobook. Need Bert to read some of my less entertaining books. Totally recommend this to any fan of comedy

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The machine!!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Life of the Party to be better than the print version?

it is definitely better then the print version just because of all the extra tid bits bert throws in as he reads it it hilarious

What other book might you compare Life of the Party to and why?

life of the party can't be compared to anything it has a life of its own in a universe of its own where bert is king and court jester

Which scene was your favorite?

my favorite scene starts at the beginning and ends at the end lol its one gigantic laugh fest

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

hell yes

Any additional comments?

if you haven't read the print version get both the print and audiobook and if you have the print version you have to get the audiobook bert throws in small tid bits and extras through out the book and anyone familiar with bert kreischer will not get disappointed you will laugh your ass off

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Fart Chrysler

Hey mommy, Bert is so fat. You can tell by this book. Great stories and a wonderful job narrating. Thanks Jeans. (PS. Long live the water champ)

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Bert is Fat

Loved every bit of this book. Bert's just a fun dude with a grip of stories, an excellent collection of comedic life experiences.

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Awesome

I love the unedited rawness of Burt reading and throwing in so much, and to finally here some of his greatest stories in their full non shortened for stand up, was absolutely awesome...

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  • Lindsay
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Nobody does Bert like Bert

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book to certain friends. This book isn't for everyone, but for the people who like Bert Kreischer, or National Lampoon's Vanwilder (which is loosely based off of his college experience), they'd love this book.

What did you like best about this story?

The best part about this story are Bert's insane stories. He has lived a wild life that is hard to believe is even possible, and very entertaining.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration absolutely matched the pace of the story. If you are going to learn about Bert, it's best to hear him tell you, in his own world. The other fantastic-perfectly Bert part of his narration were his giggles and side-comment.

Do you think Life of the Party needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Not really, unless he has a bunch of new stories about being a father. Actually that would be interesting to have a book about his experience with his marriage and fatherhood.

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Fat Bert Is Amazing

even though bert is fat he is a great comedian and a great guy. bernt!

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This guy is funny.

loved it. You have to have the right sense of humor top appreciate it. Bert reminds me of me and my friends. His story telling and timing are on point. It's hard to believe that he is not a bigger start yet.

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It is called the life of the party for a reason

Bert delivers it in this book, whatever it is. From all the funny and exciting parts of his life, to the sad and embarrassing ones as well. Even lending his voice to make the listen that much better. A must have for a comedy fan.

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Absolutely hilarious

I found Bert via a radio show Preston and Steve in Philly and have been listening to his podcast since. He is hilarious and disgruntled but what I like about him compared to his contemporaries is he has a heart too.

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