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A Memoir

Book - 2012
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"In his second book, Adam Carolla--author of New York Times bestseller In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks and chart-topping podcaster--reveals all the stories behind how he came to be the angry middle-aged man he is today. Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood. He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best stories and debuts some never-before-heard tales as well. Organized by the myriad "dumps" Carolla called home--through the flophouse apartments he rented in his twenties, up to the homes he personally renovated after achieving success in Hollywood--the anecdotes here follow Adam's journey and the hilarious pitfalls along the way. Adam Carolla started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over fifteen years, yet he never lost his underdog demeanor. He's still connected to the working class guy he once was, and delivers a raw and edgy, fish-out-of-water take on the world he lives in (but mostly disagrees with), telling all the stories, no matter who he offends--family, friends or the famous"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307888877
0307888878
0307888894
9780307888891
Branch Call Number: 818.602 CAROLLA
Characteristics: 330 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm

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DellaV
Feb 13, 2014

If you want to read a complete picture, self-written, about a sociopath, up to and including his blame on geography/childhood/neighbors/money for his being the way he is, then this is the book for you. Corolla's disdain for everyone who is not himself is very apparent. Just a story that leaves a bad taste in your mouth and the desire to never again spend another dime on this 'celebrity' in any project he ever does. The reader comes away from the story hoping against hope that Corolla is just extremely sarcastic, but knowing the truth-he's just an immensely narcissistic creature.

JohnnyRocket137 Oct 12, 2013

If you like Adam Carolla, you will love this book. It carries his sense of humor throughout and his storytelling ability survives through the different medium. Absolutely hysterical, 10/10.

If you're wanting some more Adam Carolla you should check out his podcast "The Adam Carolla Show". Mahalo.

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acsauser
Jun 22, 2013

Fantastically funny book. I laughed out loud at least once per chapter. It does have some crude parts, but that is expected with Carolla. It also sends a nice message.

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LongDuckKong
Nov 03, 2012

Hilarious. Do not read if you don't want to be heard laughing out loud. Low brow humour - not for the prude.

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jeremybenny
Jun 24, 2012

very good, gotta get the audio book now cause of all the extra bonus material. hopefully for a future book he will write about his boxing career.

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bencooper
Jun 20, 2012

His first book was pure comedy gold. Can't wait.

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