Rubber Balls and Liquor by Gilbert Gottfried

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Nobody ever reads this part of the book. Somebody at the publishing house explained to me that it's actually called the book flap. That sounded dirty, so I giggled for three hours. But it says in my contract that I have to write something over here in this tiny space, even though I don't think anyone will notice. Some people might open up to the middle of the book and start flipping through pages, but nobody will read this part. In fact, I'll bet anything that you're not reading this part now. And if it turns out that you are . . . well, the guy in the bookstore is probably staring at you, saying, "Stop reading that book!" I guess there's a reason bookstores are going out of business, left and right. Cheap fucks like you think it's okay to stand in the aisles and read to your heart's content. So for the sake of bookstores everywhere, buy this fucking book. I myself don't care. I only care about the poor working man. Oh, and the sanctity of the written word. I care about that, too. And in my case, those written words, of course, include fuck, dick, and pussy.


About Gilbert Gottfried

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GILBERT GOTTFRIED  is a household name, having used his irritating voice and irreverent sense of humor to build an enormous following for his sold-out stand-up performances, his critically-ignored motion picture career, his hardly-remembered turn as a Saturday Night Live cast member, and his bestselling DVD and CD releases. Gottfried has appeared in over 100 movies and television shows, and has been a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Howard Stern Show. He was recently named by Stern’s listeners as their all-time favorite guest. He lives in New York.
Published April 26, 2011 by St. Martin's Press. 304 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The longtime funnyman and voice actor gets personal about his life and hard-won fame.

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The New York Times

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The sometimes controversial comedian Gilbert Gottfried looks back on the performances that brought him attention.

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Publishers Weekly

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Comedian Gottfried goes for the jugular in his first humor book. As in George Carlin's Brain Droppings, the author loves to goof on language, and he is equally outrageous, as is evident when one decip

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A memoir from the famously grating comic proves that his comedy doesn’t translate well to print.

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