Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian

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Bob Saget, the decidedly irreverent stand-up comedian and beloved TV star, delivers uproarious, uncensored, and heartfelt stories from a life in entertainment.

Millions of viewers love Bob Saget as the sweetly neurotic father on Full House, and as the host of America's Funniest Home Videos. Then there are the fans who love his outrageously profane comedy and performances in such shows as HBO's Entourage and the documentary The Aristocrats. In his bold and wildly entertaining ...

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Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian

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Overview

Bob Saget, the decidedly irreverent stand-up comedian and beloved TV star, delivers uproarious, uncensored, and heartfelt stories from a life in entertainment.

Millions of viewers love Bob Saget as the sweetly neurotic father on Full House, and as the host of America's Funniest Home Videos. Then there are the fans who love his outrageously profane comedy and performances in such shows as HBO's Entourage and the documentary The Aristocrats. In his bold and wildly entertaining publishing debut, Bob gives readers a book that is hilarious and often dirty, yet warm and disarmingly sincere.

Bob talks about the connection between humor and pain, offering insights into his own life, including the deaths of his beloved sisters. He pays homage to the people who shaped and inspired him: his parents, Ben and Dolly, the teacher who encouraged him to make people laugh, and his close friends Rodney Dangerfield and Don Rickles.

Told with his blend of silliness, vulgarity, and heart, Dirty Daddy reveals Bob Saget as never before—a man who loves making people laugh above all else.

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"I become a chameleon wherever I am." Bob Saget's claim is no empty boast. He has played an inept dad on family sit-coms and as a stand-up, spewed bawdy one-liners and hilarious stories, of which at least a few have embarrassed formerly pristine co-stars. In Dirty Daddy, the host of America's Funniest Home Videos turns off his personal bleep button and lets fly with his favorite, never-before-told stories of a life well and outrageously spent. A full house of uncensored fun.

Kirkus Reviews
2014-03-31
Family entertainer and champion of filthy humor aims to track his two divergent voices in his memoir. The author, best known for starring on popular TV shows Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos, theorizes that his bifurcated approach to comedy— kid friendly for the TV audience, scatological and ribald in his stand-up—derives from an upbringing in which strong family ties were tested by illness and early deaths: "The more tragedy befell us, the more odd gallows humor I would release." Saget discusses the difficult losses of beloved childhood uncles and, as an adult, his two sisters with a touching straightforwardness before moving on to portray his career arc, beginning with his hardscrabble initiation as a touring comic in the early 1980s: "For me it took ten years to even start to happen." He has a long memory for the comedy veterans who were kind to him, including Johnny Carson, Richard Pryor and George Carlin, leading to many amusing showbiz anecdotes and a few off-color ones involving the likes of Rodney Dangerfield. Yet, Saget was surprised when his initial success led to being cast as "a conservative, neurotic widowed father of three" on Full House, which he admits propelled him into the cultural mainstream. Saget's prose is frequently droll (on his concurrent success with America's Funniest Home Videos: "I was double-teamed by family TV"), but the overall effect is one of casual impressions and a broad account of his life rather than a sharper narrative about performance or his eventual experiences producing and directing. Instead, the author frequently indulges in asides, midlife musings and advice for readers, which may produce diminishing returns for anyone who is not a die-hard fan—e.g., "Anything good is hard. But enough about my penis." Some readers may sense the complexity and darkness beneath Saget's comedic stance, yet this memoir remains bubbly and superficial.
Vanity Fair
“Hilarious and at times heartbreaking . . .”
Larry King Now
“Equal parts smut and sincerity . . .”
AskMen.com
“Both funnier and darker than you might expect . . .”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062274786
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 685,453
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Saget

Bob Saget is a Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian, actor, director, writer, producer, and television host who has been performing for more than thirty years. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    I feel sorry that he lost his from a terrible disease, but I wou

    I feel sorry that he lost his from a terrible disease, but I wouldn't read this book, because of his offensive humor. Wish him all the best, though. 

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    No way

    I hope what ever money he made from book sales he donated to charity. By far the worse book ever.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    I thought that he was kidding

    I really did not think that Bob Saget felt that he had to be dirty to be funny.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    DIRTY DADDY ROCKS

    Bob Saget's autobiography is both touching and hilarious! Who knew that Danny Tanner had such a potty mouth.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2014

    Terrible

    I couldn't even make it through the first chapter it was so bad! Ive seen his stand up and thought it was ok so i had high hopes for this book. Not fun to read, dont waste your money

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Uuggghh

    There must be a reason this is cheap....its lousy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Zerena

    Walks in

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Fun

    Funny book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Great read!

    Very interesting...especially for Full House fans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Loved it!

    I laughed out loud while reading this book. Great reading about Bob's history in stand up. I had no idea about the loss of family that he has been through. Definitely more to this man than most people think!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    bought the audio book because I thought listening to a comedian

    bought the audio book because I thought listening to a comedian would come across better than reading. I haven't even finished it. Bob saget is not at all funnyI guess he needs all that juvenile filth because he certainly has no comedic talent.
    wish I could get my money back.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    Jade

    I smile and gently kiss you, tilting my head up

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Kevin

    I kiss the top of your head rubbing your bare back

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Great Book!

    Bob Saget is a true story teller. His comedy is a little dirty but so what? I think this book is great and that is why I give it 5 stars. You go Bob Saget! :P -Micah Hallbrook; Age: 13 PS: I don't really like cussing books but this book is great!

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