President Me: The America That's in My Head

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Imagine a world where New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actor, television, and podcast host Adam Carolla is the President of the United States. Can?t do it? You don?t have to! Adam has done it for you!

Podcast king Adam Carolla first shared his unique, but always funny world view in his New York Times bestseller In Fifty Years We?ll All Be Chicks?but he?s not done.

In President Me, Carolla shares his vision for a different, better ...

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Overview

Imagine a world where New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actor, television, and podcast host Adam Carolla is the President of the United States. Can’t do it? You don’t have to! Adam has done it for you!

Podcast king Adam Carolla first shared his unique, but always funny world view in his New York Times bestseller In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks—but he’s not done.

In President Me, Carolla shares his vision for a different, better America free from big issues like big government down to small problems like hotel alarm clock placement. Running on an anti-narcissism platform, President Carolla calls for a return to the values of an earlier time when stew and casserole were on every dinner table and there were no “service dogs” on airplanes. President Me hits right at the heart of what makes our country really annoying, and offers a plan to make all of our lives, but mostly Adam’s, much better.

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2014-04-17
Outspoken comedian, podcaster and TV host Carolla (Not Taco Bell Material, 2012) presents a mock presidential bid to "make this country better."Hypothesizing a run for the Oval Office as an anti-big-government candidate with a "common-man touch," Carolla offers a satirical, potty-mouthed blueprint on how contemporary America—a country he feels is being destroyed by overcaffeinated "pervasive narcissism"—could run more efficiently. Categorized by departments of the federal government, his pragmatically imagined "Carolla administration" would naturally solve a cavalcade of vexing predicaments by axing the bumbling office of vice president, repairing the economy by defusing overregulation—he uses the limited distribution of his own "Mangria" wine product as an example—and courtesy-policing lawless air travel ("we're getting fatter by the day…and ruder. This is a terrible combination, especially in a flying tin can"). With equal ire, the author gets fired up over vanity plates, NASA, and the mannerless, inappropriate morons hijacking the general population. A spoofed address to the United Nations General Assembly attacks a ministry of global leaders on their crappy performance records ("get your shit together"). But Carolla is an equal opportunity offender who throws the gauntlet down where he sees fit, regardless of affronting the audience. His rants and solutions may be cutthroat and often sophomoric, but they're also relatable and sure to echo the sentiments of many Americans—hence, his popularity as a social commentator. A modern-day Andy Rooney, Carolla, informed by pre-fame years working at McDonald's and odd construction jobs, skewers the American way of life while pitching bitchy asides at every turn.Carolla's sharp-edged and occasionally curmudgeonly observations will be an acquired taste for many, but initiated fans will endorse his amusing candidacy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062320407
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/13/2014
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 39,289
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Carolla

Adam Carolla is the author of the New York Times bestsellers In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks and Not Taco Bell Material, as well as a radio and television host, comedian, and actor. Carolla is well known as the cohost of the syndicated radio and MTV show Loveline and the cocreator and star of The Man Show and Crank Yankers. He currently hosts Catch a Contractor and The Adam Carolla Show, which is the Guinness World Record holder for Most Downloaded Podcast and is available on iTunes and AdamCarolla.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    More gold from the Ace Man!

    If you're a fan of the podcast, previous books, The Hammer or even a new fan from the Catch A Contractor show, you won't be disappointed. Carolla hits you with more rants and more insight into the things that make him complain oh so much but I guarantee you'll love it. Check out the audio book too, nothing comes close to hearing Ace narrate the book and go off on tangents at the same time. Love it!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2014

    Recommended if you don't mind crude language

    Very interesting but a lot of people would find if it over the top. A shame because a lot of good interesting points are made.it would be a five star book with better language.

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