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9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Even when you disagree with Adam Carolla, you have to concede th

Even when you disagree with Adam Carolla, you have to concede that he has a point. This is no hyper-edited glossy celeb bio. This is an angry ranting middle-aged white dude with a beautiful sense of irony, often a crude sense of humor, and a way of looking at things t...
Even when you disagree with Adam Carolla, you have to concede that he has a point. This is no hyper-edited glossy celeb bio. This is an angry ranting middle-aged white dude with a beautiful sense of irony, often a crude sense of humor, and a way of looking at things that makes a reader think and laugh.
Adam's humor is often self-deprecating, but he doesn't mind bringing down anyone and everyone a notch or two. This has occasionally made those who don't understand his humor or irony think that he's racist or bigoted. He makes many cracks about women that used to irritate me until I'd catch myself doing the very thing he'd yelled about...and realized he's right.

If you like the book, I recommend that you also get the audiobook, as Adam eschews the traditional format and starts ranting tangents that are not in the book. It's the audiobook version of a director's cut and is worth every penny. I'm only 2 hours in and already there's a bunch of material not in the ebook!

posted by BooksAndBeer on June 15, 2012

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2 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

This book is a perfect example of what happens when someone lose

This book is a perfect example of what happens when someone loses their edge. Put me to sleep. But after The Hammer, I suppose this was to be expected.

posted by Cassandra27 on June 19, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    A collection of Recaps of stories from the podcast

    If you are afan of the podcast, then be prepared to have heard 90% of this book already. The writing is at best, mediocre and there really is no plot or anything - just a bunch of disconnected stories that would never see the light of day if not penned by a celeb with an audience. Still entertaining, but i was niavely expecting more.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2012

    I'm a huge Adam Carolla podcast fan, so naturally this book was

    I'm a huge Adam Carolla podcast fan, so naturally this book was a must-read. Unfortunately, there is very little in this book that hasn't already been told (sometimes repeatedly) during the podcast. It is highly entertaining material (and with a bit of a message, to boot), but maybe only the first or second time you hear it. My advice: if you are a regular podcast listener, there's not much new for you here (I'm referring to the print version only). Unless you want to help keep the wind in the sails of the pirate ship, you could save your money, or, better still, spend it instead on Adam's first book, "In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks...". On the other hand, if you aren't familiar with Adam and you have a smart, "adult" sense of humor, I recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Not as good as his first book

    I thought his first book was so funny! Laugh out loud funny, this one, not at all! Unless you went to high school with Ace save your money! Too many personal stories, a let down from his first book:(

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