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Carolla, Adam

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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"--

Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0307888878
Branch Call Number: 818.602 C
Characteristics: 330 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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List - Misfit Memoirs by: nypl_kingsbridge Aug 15, 2014

Here is yet another celebrity journey from blue-collar background to Hollywood success. Carolla’s classic rant style humor walks us through his journey by describing all the houses, or “dumps,” he’s called home. For anyone who is hoping for something better out of life, Carolla’s book gives you j... Read More »

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Feb 13, 2014
  • DellaV rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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.

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.

Jun 22, 2013
  • acsauser rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Nov 03, 2012
  • LongDuckKong rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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.

Jun 20, 2012

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


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