Why We Suck by Dr. Denis Leary
A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid

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One of America’s most original and biting comic satirists, Denis Leary takes on all the poseurs, politicians, and pop culture icons who have sucked in public for far too long. Sparing no one, Leary zeroes in on the ridiculous wherever he finds it—his Irish Catholic upbringing, the folly of celebrity, the pressures of family life, and the great hypocrisy of politics—with the same bright, savage, and profane insight he brought to his critically acclaimed one-man shows No Cure for CancerLock ’n Load.

Proudly Irish-American, defiantly working class, with a reserve of compassion for the underdog and the overlooked, Leary delivers blistering diatribes that are both penetrating social commentary with no holds barred and laugh-out-loud funny. As always, Leary’s impassioned comic perspective in Why We Suck is right on target.

Leary is the star and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated television show Rescue Me



About Dr. Denis Leary

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DR. DENIS LEARY is the cowriter, creator, and star of the four-time Emmy and Golden Globe–nominated TV series, Rescue Me. His one-man shows, No Cure for Cancer and Lock ’n Load, broke viewing records on HBO. Leary has also written for New York Magazine, GQ, Playboy, and Esquire, and has appeared in more than thirty films.
Published November 15, 2008 by Plume. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Denis Leary has been the subject of controversy over his years as a well known comedian, but that tends to be how comics get notice: making people angry.

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No one is safe from ridicule, and when Leary takes aim with his razor-sharp wit, he takes no prisoners.

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Octomom was controversial, George Bush was controversial, Tila Tequila was controversial.

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