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Carolla repeatedly makes gay slurs throughout this book, which were not funny in the slightest. Controversy does sell after all. Adam Carolla is the funniest man in America. Completely random example, and a sore subject of his tirades: I know many people might not agree with me, but if he toned down his cursing and crudity, his comedy would be much more palatable.
Some obnoxious guys in bars need to be slugged. And some office problems could be solved with a feminine face slap. Attractive receptionist comes in wearing tight new jeans. Carolla writes: When Barack Obama appeared in his magical hope-halo, the country shrieked like little girls at a playground. Life would be just like that school Carolla went to as a kid: The 'living wage' lie. This story has been shared , times. This story has been shared 62, times. News Corp. Share this: Opinion Share this: View author archive email the author follow on twitter Get author RSS feed.
Name required. Email required. Comment required. Share this article: Read Next The 'living wage' lie. Share Selection. Rich Lowry. Karol Markowicz. Michael Goodwin. Today's Cover. But still, that advice comes in handy when you have to microwave tea for 90 seconds, just press Those are two seconds you can use getting the sugar! This book was so-so, but it made me laugh a few times and other times roll my eyes.
It reminded me of my 73 year-old father-in-law's meandering tirades about the same stuff he's been complaining about for some 20 years, but more coherent. View all 5 comments. I read about this book in a magazine and I was looking for something completely different to, sort of, "cleanse my book-on-CD listening palate," and this certainly fit the bill. When the book begain, I was thoroughly delighted with Adam Carolla's description of his childhood and how he worked his way up from nothing into the comedy business.
He really is hilarious, and I love his observations about the quirks of modern life. The language was "salty," but nothing too extreme. I found him to be li I read about this book in a magazine and I was looking for something completely different to, sort of, "cleanse my book-on-CD listening palate," and this certainly fit the bill.
I found him to be like a rough version of Jerry Seinfeld, and some of his digressions made me laugh out loud in my car. Hearing it all in his voice was part of the charm. But then, the book took a turn--once Adam finished the life story part of his book, he began ranting on different things that offended him. The problem was that he started becoming offensive himself.
The language became raunchy, and his diatribes became insulting and sometimes downright mean. Some of it was still very funny, but much of it started sounding just plain ugly. This is a really funny man who is just too over-the-top to take in large doses. I know many people might not agree with me, but if he toned down his cursing and crudity, his comedy would be much more palatable. Nov 25, Shannon rated it liked it Shelves: I finished it. For writing the only book interesting enough that I have been able to finish it- in the last like seriously 5 months or something.
So my final assesment below which is mostly quotes, but that's the true sign of me liking something, when in leui of explaining it,I just quote it remains. Adam Carolla is insightful and pissed in a unique and hilarious way. He covers everything from politics to toasters, and he does so in a manner that is mostly fluid.
Almost verbatim, just in audible rant form. That is an average of one LOL per 9 pages, which is damn good. Most books, even funny ones, do not actually provoke laughter from me. I've heard many of these rants before, as I listened to Loveline when Adam was co-hosting, but they are still amusing.
Some other reviewers seem to think that some of the funny is lost when told in text form, and I can kind of see that. Whoever helped Carolla write this book sorry man, I think you are hilarious but even you'd admit you are not exactly a master wordsmith so I suspect you had plenty of help went a little overboard sometimes with the narration style in regards to monikers.
Ie, in telling a story about a woman working at Disneyland refusing his daughter entry into a ride, he refers to her as "the diesel dyke in the khaki slacks", "Rosie O'Donell's husky doppelganger" and "Ranger C-word".
I'm not even offended by any of those slanderous nicknames, I just think he needed to pick one and stick with it. It's like someone cramming too many jokes into one paragraph- overkill. Probably works better as part of a spoken joke. Anyway, really, this book is not for the easily offended, or just regular-type offended. I'm serious. Carolla is offensive, because he says offensive things and it's not like Sarah Silverman says offensive things, he often isn't kidding.
I'm pretty sure he's gonna be gay. At this point I'm just hoping he's not a bottom.
Sorry to sound closed-minded and uptight, but let's face it, no dad wants his son to be gay. Not only do you get no grandkids, but I'm sure high school is no picnic for a fifteen-year-old gay boy.
On the other hand, maybe I'm just viewing this through the bifocals of an old heterosexual dude. The way things are going, my son will probably get his ass kicked for not being gay. Come on boys, lets get him. Offensive, yeah, probably. Presumptuous in that he assumes his view is shared by ALL dads. But somehow self-aware. Typical Carolla. In this one Carolla is complaining that on flights you are told that "tampering with, disabling, or destroying the lavatory smoke detector is against FAA regulations" and that this warning is unnecessarily redundant: Was there a case That one wasn't even offensive: Alright damn how is this review so long already, ridiculous.
Anyway, it just dawned on me that Carolla kind of reads like a less intellectual George Carlin. Take that however you want. Nov 14, K2 rated it really liked it. Adam Carolla is my guilty pleasure. I think that he is hilarious. If I were to blub his book it only seems appropriate to say something like, "I laughed, I cried, I spit up on the children.
Certainly if you have been a follower of his you have heard some of this material, but it is still smart and funny. Envisioning him pulling all this together with Mik Adam Carolla is my guilty pleasure. Envisioning him pulling all this together with Mike and what shape it might have been delivered to the publisher is funny to contemplate.
You can imagine how it was when he started to work in it with Lynette whose idea the book was BTW. Ever wonder why the airlines don't have a "sleep channel" among their music selections? Adam has. He loves to rant and rave but he is smart and sassy too, a great combo.
I really don't recall laughing so much out loud for a long while. I am a big fan of David Sedaris but Adam is equally as funny you can hear his voice as you read the book much like Sedaris. This is a collection of his life observances and rants. Remember when reading this book that one of his claims to fame is that he's never read a book.
Read it and laugh, don't look for a Pulitzer candidate here but it is a fun read even if you don't agree with his ideas many of which I do not. He is not afraid to tell his readers how he feels including his atheism and that is brave in our polarized country. Yes I am a huge fan of his brash humor and common sense outlook on life. Mar 04, Paul rated it it was amazing. This has to be one of the funniest books I've read in a very long time.
I was laughing at loud through most of the book. In fact, at one point, I made the mistake of reading it on a crowded subway and, in my attempts to stifle my laughter, I only ended up drawing more attention to myself with my held-in laughter causing my face to turn red, my shoulders to shake, and tears and sweat to roll down my face.
Faced with the dilemma of continuing to cause a scene versus reading something else instead, This has to be one of the funniest books I've read in a very long time.
Faced with the dilemma of continuing to cause a scene versus reading something else instead, I still couldn't stop reading.
Granted, it was not a cover-to-cover laugh factory—there were a few pages here and there where the humor was dialed down slightly in favor of some serious frustration or just getting a point across. But, those pages were few and far between and it remained one of the books with the highest funny-to-serious ratios. Some of it may seem on the surface to be offensive to some people, but Adam still does it all with good humor that no one can really take serious offense to any of it, and can't help but just laugh page after page.
This is a must-read for everyone I know and don't know. Adam Carolla tries too hard being racist, misogynistic, homophobic all while making me sick by being a narcissistic asshole on top of it.
I don't know where he gets off talking about stupid poor people when he is illiterate. I loved Adam Carolla on Loveline and even watched The Man Show from time to time but his live comedy does not translate over well to the printed word. This book was horrible and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I feel strange giving this book such a poor review when overall Adam Carolla tries too hard being racist, misogynistic, homophobic all while making me sick by being a narcissistic asshole on top of it.
I feel strange giving this book such a poor review when overall everyone else seems to enjoy it. Maybe I am more of a prude than I thought I was, or maybe this is a book aimed towards men and I just missed that memo. I would not rate the book a zero had I been given the opportunity because it did make me laugh aloud precisely three times, and it deserves at least a little credit for that.
I skipped about a quarter of the book though to be honest, it just wasn't worth the time reading it. Adam Carolla lacks intellect and wit, but he sure doesn't seem to think that. Dec 26, Aaron Kuehn rated it really liked it. He's abrasive, sometimes makes me cringe, but often makes me laugh.
But more importantly, whether he is totally serious or believes the things he says or not, he makes me think and consider the world. All that said, I never had any intention of reading this book. I figured that it was ghost-written and would be the "same old thing" he's known for. But then my wife got it and loved it. I often couldn't hear my own thoughts over her fits of laughter So when she was done, it was my turn.
I was truly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. He's not quite so crazy after all. He makes observations on the crazy things in life, like why do sports shoes come with shoelaces long enough to lash a ship's anchor while dress shoes have laces so short you cannot tie a proper knot with them.
But overall I'd say the theme is that people are whiners. We don't take care of ourselves.
We expect things to be done "for" us. And if anything goes wrong, we must assign blame and venom towards someone or something. I heartily recommend this book. There's bad language and some points of view that might be offensive. But I really think that most of the time he's using shock to make the point that each person is responsible for themselves.
If you're unhappy, make a change.
Bad things happen, adjust course and move on. And for each time you've been wronged assume that you've probably been the one raining on someone else's parade. Sep 19, Eddie rated it really liked it. It's cliche, but I do. Whether I agree with him on certain rants or not, I can always appreciate someone who speaks honestly--no matter how trivial or insignificant it may be. Grant it, there is a thin line between rant and bitching and in this book, Adam treads closely.
But, that's what this book was meant to be about. Not life changing, just an honest person's point-of-view on things. I finished this book early this morning and don't r A 3. I finished this book early this morning and don't remember most of the rants he discussed, but nevertheless, the book entertained me the whole way through.
I rant on things, and also quickly forget about the very same rants that he discusses in this book, and I too believe in fifty years we'll all be chicks. Men threading their eyebrows, men not mowing their lawns or "trying" to even attempt to fix their own equipment and vehicles. We have "pussififed" almost everything and want everything handed to us—it's quite gross.
I can't walk into a Starbucks without feeling dumb not knowing what the fuck their sizes are called. I feel dumb when I just want a medium coffee. Nothing else. Now that is some bullshit. I applaud Adam for writing a book like this, because really, our society that we currently live in embarrasses me as I'm sure it does Adam.
Hence the reason he wrote this book and picked such a title. Btw, that is the best title ever, don't you agree? Sexist as hell, but right on the money. Will this book change society and help us pull our head's out of our ass? Not a chance in hell even though I wish it would.
But I'm obviously glad I read this book and I hope it can help me pull my head out of my ass a little and realize I am fucking ok for trying to fix my own things and keeping the eyebrows at the current length they are. Dec 16, Tony Bertauski rated it it was amazing. If you were offended, shame on you. You knew it was going to be an irreverent sh!
And if you're not easily offended, you'll find Carolla's smear campaign of life hilarious. I was braced for something much more offensive. It was, sure. But I was going into it expecting something like "women get in the kitchen and men go bowling. He gives a brief overview of his past, which is a nice set up to his parade of If you were offended, shame on you.
He gives a brief overview of his past, which is a nice set up to his parade of criticism. Carolla does a nice job of summarizing his difficult upbringing before getting on with the jokes. He provides the reader with a full range of reactions. I laughed out loud several times, cringed and winced, and rolled my eyes. What is best about Carolla's book is the shear bravado of bashing everything and everyone.
While this probably explains why we don't see or hear more of him on TV or radio, it's this unabashed irreverence that makes him hilarious. He has an opinion of everything that holds no prisoners and some of them were, yes, very good. I'm packing a can of fix-a-flat in every car, thank you, Adam. And while he digs into the tedium of daily life -- from toilet paper to heating the bathroom floor before you wake up -- everything is tinged with captivating humor.
Jan 14, Molly rated it did not like it Shelves: From my point of view, this book was utterly dreadful. I expected misogynistic comments and wouldn't have minded so much. I kind of think women are manlier than men these days. I don't mind the swearing at all, not being American, and the style, though dreadful, makes the stuff easy to read. What I do mind is the collection of dumb tirades.
Carolla is homophobic, racist, distasteful or maybe just irredeemably stupid. Take the example of the rant about peanut allergies. A simple enough google sea From my point of view, this book was utterly dreadful. A simple enough google search would have taught this "author" if you can call him that, that it is the excess of hygiene or rather the lack of bacteria in childhood which creates allergies. This explains why it's a rich world issue.
The starving populations of africa already have the antibodies. On the other hand millions of American children peanuts and their derivatives are at the top of the allergy list despite whatever BS Carolla spouts in there have lived in such an asepticized environment that the mere presence of peanut triggers oedemas.
That will sometimes be enough.
The first oedema is not nice. The second is a matter of life and death and you have to be rushed off to the hospital ASAP. If you're unlucky enough to have a third, unless you're already hospitalised at the time, you're dead. As simple as that. Ignorance coupled with hubris is more of a plague than "gayness" ever will be. I've always liked Adam Carolla. I liked the Man Show, i liked him as a foil to Dr. Drew, I like him as a Stern guest. The audio had a clever conceit, he wasn't going to read it word for word but just riff on the themes in the book.
I liked this idea. But this audiobook was not only really unfunny, it was pretty misogynist, homophobic and dancing with being racist. Also, Glenn Beckian in the right wing ranting.
And I'm really hard to offend. While listening to this, I watched the most recent Ricky Gervais special. He states no joke topic is off limits, but you cant tell the pedophilia joke to the pedophile, or the racist joke to the Klan member.
In other words, part of the humor of the offensive joke is sharing in the offense. I feel that Carolla is doing just the opposite. I'll probably still enjoy him as a Stern guest, but hes proved himself a better sidekick than a star. Jul 07, Alexandra rated it really liked it.
I really enjoyed this book. It was both funny and honest. I know not everyone will agree with Adam Carolla's opinions, but I agreed with most of what he discussed in the book. I also think the world has gotten soft and could toughen up a bit. It was a really entertaining book.
I've been a fan of Adam Carolla since I started listening to Love Line in high school, and this book just made me an even bigger fan. Jan 07, David rated it did not like it. The subtitle of this book says " Well, I'm not angry, but I am a middle-aged white guy, so you'd think I'd really like Carolla's effort.
You'd be wrong. Dead wrong. He's taken what might be funny as a minute riff in a smoky comedy cellar, and stretched it out for pages. His anger shows, but with very little humor and lots more scatology. George Carlin he isn't. This screed was a rare DNF for me. Dec 04, Andrew Bass rated it it was amazing.
Consistently hilarious and mostly true. Nov 20, Todd N rated it liked it Shelves: I will start this review with a family secret for getting first dibs on library books: My wife and I subscribe to Wowbrary, a free email service that sends notifications of new popular books that the library has added that week. Anything that looks interesting we immediately put on hold, and once it has been "processed" a week to put a plastic cover and a "new" sticker on a book? As a bonus, we get to read a library book with no boogers or mysterious stains o I will start this review with a family secret for getting first dibs on library books: As a bonus, we get to read a library book with no boogers or mysterious stains on it.
It's nice to be the one who puts the boogers on a book for a change. So my wife was up at 5am as usual and put it on hold for me after reading the Wowbrary update. She knows I'm a big fan of the Aceman from Loveline to his podcast.
But to be perfectly honest I think I would have liked this book less if I had actually paid for it. The main thing observant readers will take away from this book is the realization that delivery and medium are very important for humor. I heard Adam doing riffs from this book on Dennis Miller's show.
It was really hilarious, and I couldn't wait for the book to come out. But when I read these same bits in book form they weren't nearly as funny. The same comedy that is so perfect over radio and podcasts doesn't really translate well to book form. A lot of the bits ended just as they should have been warming up. There was a funny set up about men and women being different until about the 70s when the differences started to blur -- men grew their hair long, women stopped shaving their armpits, that sort of thing -- then it was over after a paragraph.
In a book that's the point where I would expect an idea to get stretched and thoroughly worked out, not ended. But in radio that's when you would cut to commercial. Adam did this brilliantly in Loveline when he would sketch out these wild but bitingly truthful premises between calls, but in a book just when it gets going there is another subheading and a new gag. So although the content is brilliant and will be familiar to his many fans, I wanted more of it or maybe less of it but more developed.
The persona will also be familiar to fans too, a hardworking, no-B. It works because it allows him to be in the upper class but not of it. He hilariously tells the story of the very expensive helmet that a doctor prescribes for his kid. He feels he has no choice but to go along with it but also knows he's getting ripped off. Adam puts his foot down at hiring someone to train his dog to avoid rattlesnakes, and of course his dog gets bit by a rattlesnake.
It's a perspective that I find very illuminating, like someone deep undercover in the rich person's world sending back reports to his handler. Things get a little weirder when he declares America to be a "minimum wage gilded cage," basically a minimum security prison guarded by fat guys in windbreakers who make minimum wage.
Anyone who's been hassled by a parking lot attendant, security guard, or the TSA knows exactly what he is talking about. A lot of interesting observations about class, status, and meritocracy in America come tumbling out but, unfortunately, not coherently. This is the kind of stuff I am very interested in, and I would love to have a genius mind like Adam's think it through a little more and explain it to me.
To sum it up, this book is to comedy what the Fake Book is to jazz. I still recommend reading it, but I think it could have been a whole lot better. Nov 16, Alec rated it really liked it. Adam Carolla is the funniest man in America. This is a view I have held for some time and this book has done nothing to refute my stance.
Brutally honest, he addresses taboo topics such as racism and gender difference with a directness and clarity of thought that makes offensive statements somehow less offensive. I don't know how he does it. I felt the same way Adam Carolla is the funniest man in America. I felt the same way about his radio show: Yet it never happened. This leads me to only one conclusion: Or perhaps it's that, unlike Imus, Carolla's statements come from a comedian instead of a misanthropic shock jock.
Who knows. Wow, unsure where that tangent came from. Clearly the bold blend I drank this morning Midnight Magic is having an effect on my focus.
So f-ing bold. Much like that parenthesis-inside-parenthesis move I just pulled. My favorite part, though, was the sense that I was reuniting with an old friend While I was rotating around the country, I tended to get stuck with epic commutes or other extended periods of solitude.
I am pretty sure I listened to every single second of Carolla-related broadcast including Recently, in that my life has apparently become less pathetic, I have had less and less opportunity to listen. To be honest, the withdrawal was giving me the shakes. Thankfully, this book gave me the fix I need to get me through the New Year. I have one complaint. I read this book entirely on an airplane and I do not think it is a piece of literature well suited to that purpose.
For one thing, laughing hysterically at a book is a great way to invite judgment in public places. That, however, is a problem with which I'm prepared to deal. What I was not prepared for were the looks I got for reading a book with the "Man Show guy" on the cover. You had to put your picture on this thing, Carolla?
Everyone I sat next to on the plane probably thought I was laughing at my own flatulence or the thought of girls jumping on trampolines Overall, it's a hilarious though often crass -- Carolla is an expert at working blue and quick read.
I'd also recommend his podcast and movie, The Hammer. Mar 21, Book rated it did not like it Shelves: I will preface this review by saying I did not finish this book. The book starts off with standard Adam Carolla type of humor and observations, which is what you'd normally expect. And surprisingly, Carolla spent a lot of time, money and effort training as an improv actor and performer.
That seems to be a motif in a lot of these autobiographies by actors, which is okay. I got about half-way through before he starts really laying it in thick with tirades about pretty much everything. A lot of them I will preface this review by saying I did not finish this book.
A lot of them were funny on some level, but after a while, some of them start to feel racist or misogynistic.
I've been a minor fan of his work since Loveline and The Man Show, but I guess on paper it feels less funny and more hateful than anything else. It was at this point where I had no desire left to keep reading the book. I will sometimes stop reading a book because it wasn't interesting enough to continue, but this is the first time I stopped because it left a bad taste in my mouth. Not recommended. Technically I give this one three and a half stars. I really admire Carolla for writing three books even though he can't read.
I also think its kinda sweet that he lets his wife do dictation, that's pretty trusting, I mean she could edit anything, not like he could read it yes I totally just made an illiterate joke, but he would appreciate it nonetheless. Overall there are a few good chuckles in this book, a little ranting, some good ideas, some horrible ideas. But I found it to be one of the Technically I give this one three and a half stars.
But I found it to be one of the more enjoyable comedy books I've read this year. And I would probably read something else he wrote. I can name all the things I hate without running out of fingers, but I know lots of people hate lots of things, I'm just not one of those people. Jan 25, Seth Hanson rated it really liked it. I love Adam Carolla so of course I loved his book. If you only know Adam from his days doing "The Man Show" and have written him off as just another low-brow, misogynist d-bag He has a great 'rags-to-riches' story and can be quite inspiring from time to time.
If nothing else, he has a fairly unique take on life and you can't help but love his authenticity.