... it is only in this aw-what-the-freak frame of mind that you should attempt Roth's autobiography, Crazy from the Heat
. Don't come to this table expecting polite discourse, ... just sit back and suck down outlandish anecdotes from a semi-charmed life.... The 800-pound guerrilla style of the narrative (the F-word appears twice in the first paragraph) spares no detail from his straight-outta-Hollywood beginnings: He saw his first psychiatrist for being "superactive" when he was 6 years old; had read the Koran and Lenny Bruce's How to Talk Dirty and Influence People
by the time he was 13; and had oral sex in 10th grade (while watching Buddy Hackett on The Tonight Show
!). -- Entertainment Weekly
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