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Publisher's Summary

What? You don’t know Adam Wade? Here’s your chance! Adam Wade’s personal-yet-universal stories and vulnerable delivery have made him one of the most popular storytellers and comedians in the country on "story slam" platforms like The Moth and Comedy Central’s Whiplash.

This Audible Original, performed on stage in front of a live audience, combines Wade’s greatest hits stories with entirely new material. It takes listeners on a guided tour through Adam’s life, starting with his humble beginnings as a geeky but lovable underdog in rural New Hampshire. Adam then lets listeners in on the support he received from his family and friends as he overcame countless obstacles to achieve his dream of making it as a comedic storyteller in New York City.

Adam’s nuanced observations, openness, and wit transform these coming-of-age tales into funny, impactful, and universal stories of joy and hope. Wade’s stories pull listeners in, reminding them of what it is to be human and that we all experience happiness, shame, failures, triumphs, and moments of incredible courage.

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"Don’t miss an opportunity to listen to these emotionally honest, sweetest, humorous, stories from a talented story teller. Adam delivers his material in a way that had me laughing, crying, and cheering him on."

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About the Creator and Performer

Adam Wade is an inimitable fixture in both the New York City storytelling and comedy scenes. He is the winner of 20 SLAMS at The Moth (18 StorySLAM victories and 2 GrandSLAM Championships) with 20 different winning stories. He has toured across North America with The Moth Main Stage. His stories have appeared on The Moth Radio Hour, The Moth Podcast, and the PBS television show Stories from the Stage.

Adam has been performing his New York Times and Time Out New York's critic's pick monthly solo, The Adam Wade from NH Show, since January 2010. He is also a regular performer on Nights of Our Lives, and has made several appearances on Asssscat 3000 (guest monologist) and Whiplash.In 2018, Adam released his second comedy and storytelling album, Adam Wade Live at the Magnet Theater, which quickly landed at #2 on the iTunes Comedy Chart. His debut album, Adam Wade: The Human Comedy (2015), was enthusiastically lauded in Sarah Larson's profile of Adam in The New Yorker. Adam has been seen on HBO's Girls (Season 5 finale) and on Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer.

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Touching anecdotes with sincerity and vulgarity

Adam Wade is a pretty good storyteller, but, as Audible warns at the beginning of the audiobook, listener discretion is advised. Vulgar language and sexual themes are present.

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So depressing

This guy is supposed be be a great story teller. I guess it depends on your definition. If a great story teller is someone who explains in excruciating detail every horrible event of his life in a voice that sounds like he’s going to cry at any second, well then, this guy is the best! I think it’s supposed to be funny in a self-deprecating way, but it wasn’t. It was just sad and pathetic. I’m depressed from listening to it. This was a freebie. Maybe I should have gone with the apocalyptic biker cat option. Trying to survive the end of the world would’ve been a happier story. I’m gonna go cry now.

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Great story teller

Adam’s story comes straight from the heart. I laughed out loud and yet there were times I was touched by his struggles. He’s the kind of person you want to meet. I can’t wait until he comes out with book 2.

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Enjoyable, self-deprecating humor

Although Adam's humor does not make me laugh until I cry, I found this audible selection enjoyable. For those who found it sad, the fact that he rose above his years of being bullied and used it as material to be successful, is not sad at all. This should be required listening for all middle school kids. It takes a talented comedian to get laughs without being completely vulgar these days.

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A heartmoving funny story. Love it all the way!

It is a sweet story. The narration is so moving. I cried and laughed. I can only say that I love It! I will follow Adam Wade in all his ventures from now on. He is fantastic!!!

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Righteous

Loved this! Adam is so cool and down to earth! Awesome thanks, keep up the good work!

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Spectacular

I've never laughed so hard while feeling so uncomfortable in my life. For every adult that was a hopeless, socially uncomfortable kid, you tapped so many emotions, and brought back so many colon-tightening events that it reminded me how much I survived to get where I am. Congratulations on swinging the bat!

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A sweetness that is sorely missing

I wish more people had a genuine goodness and sweetness that is Adam. The world would be better if more of us were more like him.

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Warning please

There should be a warning that there are adult themes and language in the description of any selection. I don't appreciate finding out as I started listening. What a waste. I might have selected something else from the free selections had I known. I don't care to listen to that type of thing.

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Still smiling

What a sweetheart this guy is. I listened while taking my daily walks. Sometimes I’d laugh out loud and sometimes I could feel the pain. Martin Scorsese said “the more personal the more creative.” I loved it. Made me feel so human.

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