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.

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

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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 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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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 . . .”
Library Journal - Audio
09/01/2014
In this heartfelt memoir, Saget relives his childhood, loss of close family members, stand-up career, and breakthrough on the sitcom Full House, as well as his work on America's Funniest Home Videos and parts on shows such as Entourage. Fans will find more earnest reflection here than laughs, although even the touching stories of loss are scattered with Saget's trademark anatomical and scatological one-liners. Saget makes a point of skipping behind-the-scenes dirt from the entertainment world, although he does relate a few amusing stories where he is the butt of the joke. Instead, listeners can expect to hear thoughtful tales of the author meeting his comedy idols as well as pieces expressing gratitude for his career, family, fans, and fellow comedians and actors. Chapters are arranged thematically rather than chronologically, often revealing his thoughts on the close relationship between suffering and comedy. Saget's narration could have used a bit more energy, but his tone closely matches the mood of the book. VERDICT Recommended for Saget fans and those who enjoy learning about comedians' process.—Cliff Landis, Georgia State Univ. Lib., Atlanta
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:
9781467671101
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2014
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 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
I really did not think that Bob Saget felt that he had to be dirty to be funny.
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There must be a reason this is cheap....its lousy.
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. 
Anonymous 15 hours ago
How can one human being spew such vulgarity.
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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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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
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