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Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian Hardcover – April 8, 2014
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From the Back Cover
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is a mish-mash concoction of his life that doesn’t evenly flow. He begins with those family members he loved and lost (and it’s that why also). Loves to toss out names of celebrities he’s met and befriended. Writes a lot about his relationships with his daughters and his former co-stars and the importance they are to him. And he tosses some of those crude jokes in there. The book is not funny, not enjoyable and a miss in my eyes.
His humor is mostly not funny. He talks about his daughter being born and offering $1 to anyone who'd like to finger her. Oh wait he's just joking, he'd offer $5. That's just too weird and demented for me. There's a few other times his humor is like that. The rest is all poopy humor and sexual jokes.
Like I said, this doesn't really tell a story. He gave a little glimpse here and there of material but not enough to really pull me in.
And if I have to read "a'ight" one more time, I am gonna scream. Go back to stand-up, Bob. Writing isn't your thing, a'ight?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good, not great. Even though I like Bob Saget a lot. I didn't find myself laughing that much. Enough to keep me interested thoughPublished 4 months ago by D. Conte
Two million dirty jokes and pretending to be Mr. Sensitive nice guy. Meanwhile we know he dates girls half his age and did not include that in the book. I am wondering why Mr. Read morePublished 4 months ago by smichal
I enjoyed the audio version. Saget's reading of his own material enhances all of the anecdotes. I never watched "Full House" or any of the other TV series in which he... Read morePublished 8 months ago by ladygodiving
For both fans of the family and adult personas of Bob Saget. A good mix of humour and touching stories like the narration in a 'How I Met Your Mother' episode. Read morePublished 11 months ago by NASH FULENA
I think his stand up is hilarious but it didn't translate to a very funny book for me.Published 12 months ago by Movus Cleveland