Not Taco Bell Material - Adam Carolla

Not Taco Bell Material

By Adam Carolla

  • Release Date: 2012-06-12
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 873 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • great

    5
    By lipari1000
    great book..
  • Hot sauce

    5
    By Zs73
    Great read.
  • Fantastic.

    5
    By Smith2507
    Must res for all!
  • NEW FAN= Awesome /Fan over 2 yrs.=OK

    4
    By speedy721
    Heard 90% of stories before but it was nice to get it uninterrupted. LOve Adam.. He needs another outlet for creativity the books are nice but not enough to capitalize on all his thoughts and funny scenarios he creates.. YOU! ADAM! Make another movie do your own tv show >YOU are always talking about how it is easier these days to D.I.Y ( do it yourself) SO do it!! SO creative with the humor.. a podcast and book of old memories are not enough for you.. you are bigger than that. BUY IT
  • Pres

    3
    By cbdboss
    A little long but very funny.
  • Stories great, download not so much

    4
    By JRock1970
    Does anyone have an issue with pages missing because there are duplicate pages in it's place? On several chapters the last page of the chapter is missing, and in it's place is the duplicate of the same page before the last page
  • Good one, Aceman

    4
    By Singen
    I enjoyed the stories in this book. Still waiting on the instructional guide to spunk shuei.
  • One of the funniest books I have read

    5
    By Bassplayer24
    I have only seen Adam on The Man Show and I enjoyed him. I bought the book after reading the sample and lost a few nights of sleep because I did not want to stop reading it. He seemed to have the same type of friends I had growing up so it brought back lots of great memories. I laughed out loud at times. I am going to download his other books so I can keep his kids in private school. Thanks for the laughs and nice words of encouragement.
  • I liked it…. but didn't

    4
    By MisterKen
    If there is one criticism I have for this book is that it didn't know what it wanted to be when it got done. Collection of stories? Autobiography? Inspirational story? All of the above? The pages are filled will hilarious stories from Adams life. Honestly, its amazing he isn't dead from either drinking, drugs or the stupid stuff he and his band of idiot friends did. Its clear that Adam had that 'something' that made him different. Different from his family, his friends and his level of education. That quality that drives someone to do more and achieve more. That comes through loud and clear. What confused me is that one moment we are talking (and this book is conversational) about Adams chaotic life and his work in go-nowhere construction jobs and the next moment he's doing improv and working in radio. The part where he made that transition seems crucial to me and was overstepped like a black out period. Odd. The end of the book is where he locks up the brakes and takes a hard corner. He tries to sum of the stories in the book as some kind of inspirational book that can encourage others to work hard and have goals. I see that, but I wouldn't look at the preceding 300+ pages as a collection of inspiration. To me, the book was an entertaining look into Adam's life that helped flesh out some of the stories he's shared on his radio show..,in addition to quite a few stories about poop.
  • Good book but missing a ton of pages

    4
    By Bobby McLean
    It's missing many pages and also has many duplicate pages. Otherwise it's a great book.