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

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

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by Bob Saget
     
 

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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 and beyond

Millions of viewers know and love Bob Saget from his role as the sweetly neurotic father on the smash hit Full House, and as the charming wisecracking host of America's Funniest

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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 and beyond

Millions of viewers know and love Bob Saget from his role as the sweetly neurotic father on the smash hit Full House, and as the charming wisecracking host of America's Funniest Home Videos. And then there are the legions of fans who can't get enough of his scatological, out-of-his-mind stand-up routines, comedy specials, and outrageously profane performances in such shows as HBO's Entourage and the hit documentary The Aristocrats. In his bold and wildly entertaining publishing debut, Bob continues to embrace his dark side and gives readers the book they have long been waiting for—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 mom, Dolly; his father, Ben (the comedy influence who instilled his love of "sick silliness"); and the teacher who told him, "You need to make people laugh," as well as legendary comedians such as Richard Pryor, David Letterman, Billy Crystal, and Robin Williams.

Bob believes there's a time and a place for filth and immature humor—and for gentle family comedy. Dirty Daddy is packed with both, from his never-before-heard stories of what really went on behind the scenes of two of the most successful family shows of all times, with costars like John Stamos, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Ashley Olsen, to his liberating experience in The Aristocrats, his Comedy Central roast, and his role of playing an extreme version of himself on Entourage. Bob opens up about his career, his reputation for sick humor, his pride and love for Full House, and how he's come to terms with the fame of being DT—"Danny Tanner." Throughout, he shares tales of close friends and colleagues like Rodney Dangerfield and Don Rickles, and recalls his experiences with show business legends, including Johnny Carson and George Carlin.

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

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Editorial Reviews

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 . . .”
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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062274809
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/08/2014
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
143,635
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

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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Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope what ever money he made from book sales he donated to charity. By far the worse book ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There must be a reason this is cheap....its lousy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really did not think that Bob Saget felt that he had to be dirty to be funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Bob Saget's autobiography is both touching and hilarious! Who knew that Danny Tanner had such a potty mouth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting...especially for Full House fans
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny book
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Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kiss the top of your head rubbing your bare back