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Publisher's Summary

This inspiring, honest, uproarious collection of essays traces Sebastian Maniscalco's career from playing boxing rings and bowling alleys to reaching the pinnacles of comedy success.

At 24, Sebastian Maniscalco arrived in LA with a suitcase and saved up minimum wages. He knew no one and nothing about standup comedy, but he was determined to go for it anyway.

At 44, he's on the Forbes' list of highest earning comedians, sells out arenas, and has starred in four hit comedy specials including Why Would You Do That? on Showtime.

Stay Hungry tells the story of the 20 years in between. On the way from clueless rube to standup superstar, Seb was booed off stages; survived on tips and stolen food; got advice from mentors Andrew Dice Clay, Vince Vaughn, Tony Danza, and Jerry Seinfeld; fell in love; and stayed true to his Italian-immigrant roots. The one code that always kept him going: stay hungry, keep focused, never give up, and one day, you'll make it.

©2018 Sebastian Maniscalco (P)2018 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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A different perspective on success!! Good stuff!!

Thought it was exceptional. Good stories and examples of great values that can take you a long way if you let it happen.

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Wonderful.

Sebastian's story is interesting and RELATABLE!
His narration is so funny and personable, it's almost like he is THE invited friend at the traditional, Italian Christmas Eve Table.
Although his experiences are obviously unique, his writing and narration tell his story in such a way that you will find yourself laughing at your own memories.
He is able to bring out all of the human emotions in each of us, primarily happiness!

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One of the best I’ve listened to

I was a fan before the book but now it’s solid. Great book I’ve suggested my oldest son take a listen.

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  • Dave J.
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  • 03-23-18

Great book with some good laughs

I honestly thought the book would be more jokes and less serious, but that wasn't the case. I really enjoyed it, and I think a lot of people can identify with most of Sebastian's stories. Kept my interest throughout the entire book. Well done!

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Entertainment from the heart<br />

What a joy listening to Sebastian tell his inspiring life story to success. And I thought I knew him- Wow. Now he has endeared me to appreciate his comedy even more than I thought was possible!

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a good read

I get it you got a great wife enough already.....
great story I would recommend this book

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Loved it.

Biscuit! Great Book. No mention of the Podcast or Pete? You're better than that kid!

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WOW

Easily one of the most entertaining and funny audiobooks I’ve ever listened to.
Sebastian narrates himself which makes it that much better. Sebastian tells his story from the early stages of his life to his current levels of success. What an incredibly talented, funny and humble guy.
Sky’s the limit for Sebastian Maniscalco.
Much to look forward to.

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Great book!

I really enjoyed this book! I have been a fan of Sebastian’s comedy for a while, and was excited to see he had written a book about how he got to where he is. It’s so nice to read a book that is well put together, full of comedy and quips, but also doesn’t breeze past the hardships and work that Sebastian invested in order to be successful in his career.

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Loved the story.

What made the story amazing was hearing Sebastian’s voice. Well done and I look forward to one day seeing you do a live show in Orlando, Fl.
God Bless You and your family.