Synopses & Reviews
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 as a child—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.
"Comedian Adam Carolla (of Loveline and The Man Show fame) recounts his awkward, impoverished, and often humiliating upbringing in Southern California's San Fernando Valley and charts his gradual rise to fame in Hollywood. Along the way, the author describes the strange characters that populated his life and the madcap situations that came to characterize his unusual brand of humor. Carolla who currently hosts a podcast called The Adam Carolla Show is clearly no stranger to voice work. Indeed, he got his start with a recurring role on Jimmy Kimmel's early radio program Kevin and Bean. Needless to say, Carolla turns in an often hilarious performance, reading with the tone of consistent bemusement that characterizes his performances. Because Carolla is known for his radio work, his fans will likely appreciate this sharply produced audio version of his memoir more than the print edition. A Crown Archetype hardcover. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Adam Carolla is a radio and television host, comedian, and actor. He is the host of the Adam Carolla Podcast, before which he hosted a weekday morning radio program broadcast from Los Angeles, and syndicated by CBS Radio. Besides these shows, Carolla is well known as the co-host of the radio show Loveline (and its television incarnation on MTV), as the co-creator and co-host of Comedy Central's The Man Show, and as the co-creator and the performer on Comedy Central and MTV's Crank Yankers and is a frequent contributor and contestant on ABC's top-rated program "Dancing with the Stars". Carolla also starred in, co-wrote, and co-produced the award-winning independent film, The Hammer. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two children.