The Filthy Truth

The Filthy Truth

by Andrew Dice Clay, David Ritz


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From Andrew Dice Clay, the “Undisputed Heavyweight Comedy King,” comes the unapologetic and uncensored autobiography fans have been waiting for.

Andrew Dice Clay’s raw and uncensored stand-up comedy has shocked and entertained audiences for decades and continues to do so to this day. When he released his debut album, Dice, in 1989, the parental advisory label simply read “Warning: This album is offensive.” His material stretched the boundaries of decency and good taste to their breaking point, and in turn he became the biggest stand-up comic in the world.

But Dice’s meteoric rise and spectacular fame brought on a furious backlash from the media and critics. By the mid-nineties, though still playing to packed audiences, the turmoil in his personal life, plus attacks from every activist group imaginable, led him to make the decision to step out of the spotlight and put the focus on raising his boys.

The Diceman was knocked down, but not out. Taking inspiration from what Frank Sinatra once told him—“You work for your fans, not the media. The media gets their tickets for free”—Dice has bounced back with critically acclaimed roles and is once again playing to sold-out audiences.

Filled with no-holds-barred humor and honesty, The Filthy Truth sets the record straight and gives fans plenty of never-before-shared stories from his career and his friendships with Howard Stern, Sam Kinison, Mickey Rourke, Sylvester Stallone, Axl Rose, and countless others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476734712
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Andrew Dice Clay is a stand-up icon, actor, and the most controversial and outrageous comedian of all time. He even holds the distinction of being the only performer to have been banned for life from MTV. In 2012, his first stand-up special in seventeen years, Indestructible, was Showtime’s highest-rated comedy special to date. Once again and forever, Dice Rules.

David Ritz is a songwriter who has collaborated with stars like Janet Jackson and Marvin Gaye, as well as a renowned ghostwriter who has authored more than fifty books for some of the biggest stars in music: Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Lenny Kravitz, Joe Perry, Smokey Robinson, Don Rickles, and Willie Nelson, to name a few. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Essence, People, US, Art Connoisseur, and TV . He lives in Los Angeles with Roberta, his wife of 47 years.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Filthy Truth is a new book by off-color, unapologetic comedian Andrew Dice Clay. Clay is famous for being a filthy mouthed stand up and this book does all to support that image. The Dice Man speaks his mind about his fame and celebrity. All in all, it is an enjoyable book if you like the Dice Man. If you aren’t a fan then this book probably isn’t for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for an icon in the comedy world. He has a ton of good stories about his life and travels and even calls out some famous people and tells the good/bad stories of their interactions. Loved how open he was and enjoyed reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for anyone who is a Dice fan, or a fan of stand up comedy.