President Me: The America That's in My Head [NOOK Book]

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My fellow Americans,

President John F. Kennedy once famously said, "Hey, is that blond intern eighteen yet?" He also said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

We've changed a lot since JFK asked us all to pitch in. We've become a nation of narcissistic, yoga-mat-toting, service-dog-having, absentee dads and gluten-free, hand-wringing, hypochondriac moms of overcaffeinated (yet somehow still lazy) ...

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Overview

My fellow Americans,

President John F. Kennedy once famously said, "Hey, is that blond intern eighteen yet?" He also said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

We've changed a lot since JFK asked us all to pitch in. We've become a nation of narcissistic, yoga-mat-toting, service-dog-having, absentee dads and gluten-free, hand-wringing, hypochondriac moms of overcaffeinated (yet somehow still lazy) twerking tweens. And our government is an inept bureaucracy incapable of doing anything except getting in our wallets and in our way.

We've got to get it together, America.

That is why I, Adam Carolla, hereby declare myself Candidate Carolla. The tome you hold in your hands is a statement of my intent to whip our country back into fighting shape, to eliminate the "what are you going to do for me?" mentality that has invaded our country.

President Me is my manifesto, my vision for a better place . . . free of Big Government, barefoot fliers, lazy hipsters who'd rather "Occupy" than work, and the other things that are bringing our country down. With my cabinet appointees, my list of worthy and necessary presidential ManDates, and tons of great ideas for fixing our health care, education, energy, and even national parks systems . . . behold an America we can be proud of. The America I see in my head.

You're welcome in advance.

Your future leader,
Adam

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
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: 9780062320421
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/13/2014
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 18,231
  • File size: 2 MB

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!

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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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