Not Taco Bell Material by Adam Carolla

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For anyone hoping for — and, more important, working toward — something better in life, “Not Taco Bell Material”could provide some necessary laughs and more than a little encouragement.
-Washington Times

Synopsis

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.
 

About Adam Carolla

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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.
 
Published June 12, 2012 by Crown Archetype. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
Sep 15 2012

Another full-on blitz of 40-something white-male rage, lightened very little by the occasional potty-humor anecdote

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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Joseph Maresca

The presentation of Not Taco Bell Material is very easy to read with a comfortable colloquial style of writing

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Washington Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Albin Sadar on Aug 17 2012

For anyone hoping for — and, more important, working toward — something better in life, “Not Taco Bell Material”could provide some necessary laughs and more than a little encouragement.

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Breitbart

Excellent
Reviewed by Christian Toto on Jun 12 2012

He's a natural born storyteller with a personal journey as hilarious as it is inspiring.

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The West End Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Stuart Nulman on Jul 16 2012

Carolla has given his fans a tough, scabrous, funny, yet brutally honest memoir of a true rocky road to success

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