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Bob Saget, the decidedly irreverent stand-up comedian and beloved TV star, delivers uproarious, uncensored, and heartfelt stories from a life in entertainment and beyond
Millions of viewers know and love Bob Saget from his role as the sweetly neurotic father on the smash hit Full House, and as the charming wisecracking host of America's Funniest Home Videos. And then there are the legions of fans who can't get enough of his scatological, out-of-his-mind stand-up routines, comedy specials, and outrageously profane performances in such shows as HBO's Entourage and the hit documentary The Aristocrats. In his bold and wildly entertaining publishing debut, Bob continues to embrace his dark side and gives readers the book they have long been waiting for—hilarious and often dirty yet warm and disarmingly sincere.
Bob talks about the connection between humor and pain, offering insights into his own life, including the deaths of his beloved sisters. He pays homage to the people who shaped and inspired him: his mom, Dolly; his father, Ben (the comedy influence who instilled his love of "sick silliness"); and the teacher who told him, "You need to make people laugh," as well as legendary comedians such as Richard Pryor, David Letterman, Billy Crystal, and Robin Williams.
Bob believes there's a time and a place for filth and immature humor—and for gentle family comedy. Dirty Daddy is packed with both, from his never-before-heard stories of what really went on behind the scenes of two of the most successful family shows of all times, with costars like John Stamos, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Ashley Olsen, to his liberating experience in The Aristocrats, his Comedy Central roast, and his role of playing an extreme version of himself on Entourage. Bob opens up about his career, his reputation for sick humor, his pride and love for Full House, and how he's come to terms with the fame of being DT—"Danny Tanner." Throughout, he shares tales of close friends and colleagues like Rodney Dangerfield and Don Rickles, and recalls his experiences with show business legends, including Johnny Carson and George Carlin.
Told with his highly original blend of silliness, vulgarity, wit, and heart, Dirty Daddy reveals Bob Saget as never before—a man who loves being funny and making people laugh above all else.
I read two chapters of the book. I liked Bob Saget ever since I saw him as a gentle, loving widow father in the show. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Loren de Mendez
Loved it. Laughed out loud in many places. I have never watched an episode of Full House but enjoy Bob Saget's appearances on talk shows, He would be a riot on a long road trip.Published 8 days ago by glen feldkamp
Washed up actor has to get attention so plays the 'shock value' card. I'm a pretty liberal person but child abuse is never funny. Ever. And your dick jokes suck.Published 8 days ago by boydy_mac
Very interesting, funny, containing some revealing thoughts and ideas. Well written and definitelynot for children. Made me laugh out loud.Published 10 days ago by Victoria Roussman
I enjoyed this book very much, the way it was written held my interest, it seemed as though Bob was
right here speaking to me about these things that happened. Read more
Wasn't my cup of tea. Too much stream of consciousness style writing, and not really all that funny.Published 23 days ago by Matt
It's a wonderful read. Whether you are a fan of this man's work, or know nothing of his working resume to date, but love Comedy, good stories with excellent delivery and being... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Talitha Pollock-Hill
Way too preachy in places; a lot of advice being given. I don't take life lessons from a comedian. Shorten the book by telling funny stories and leave the preaching out. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vic Faraci