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In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks: . . . And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy [Hardcover] Unknown Binding


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  • Unknown Binding
  • ASIN: B004AGZONS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (515 customer reviews)

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Adam Carolla is the author of the New York Times bestsellers In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks and Not Taco Bell Material, as well as a radio and television host, comedian, and actor. Carolla is well known as the cohost of the syndicated radio and MTV show Loveline and the cocreator and star of The Man Show and Crank Yankers. He currently hosts Catch a Contractor and The Adam Carolla Show, which is the Guinness World Record holder for Most Downloaded Podcast and is available on iTunes and AdamCarolla.com.

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I laughed out loud more than once while reading this.
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Adam have to say we love the book and are so glad you can say alot of the things so many of us want to but do not have the platform and humor in which to do it.
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I have been a huge Adam Carolla fan since he was doing The Man Show, and I enjoy listening to his podcast today.
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119 of 137 people found the following review helpful By bobkondz on November 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
If you already know Adam's body of work I don't need to convince you.

For those looking to judge the book by the cover and are just looking to complain how the 'man show guy' is being a 'sexist pig' - take the time to read the pages and, if you have an open mind, you will find yourself laughing at his takes and actually agreeing with many.

The book is actually rather well written and organized perfectly to keep the reader entertained. Although it is laid out to be more of a bathroom reader, you will likely find yourself not being able to put the book down and eventually wanting more.
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98 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Hench on November 4, 2010
Format: Hardcover
50 years? Oh, that we had that long. Unlike most of these "reviewers" I've actually read this book and can honestly say Carolla writes with a jaunty combo of pith and panache that evokes the best of Hemingway, Mailer and Rickles. Makes a great ironic gift for your boss, if your boss is Gloria Allred.
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35 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Twisted on January 22, 2011
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As the title of my review suggests, this book is 3/5th awesome.

Why did I word it that way? Allow me to explain.

I didn't give the book three out of five stars because it was just "ok." Rather, I gave it three out of five stars because 3/5th of the book is outstanding and the rest is....filler.

The first half of the book made me laugh out loud regularly and want to stand up while saying "yes! Exactly!" His commentary is spot on and needs to be read by every wimpy, "progressive-minded" person out there. As well as all the chicks who want guys to be more sensitive. Oh and a whole host of politicians.

Where the book fails is in the obvious filler that exists in the second half of the book. It is very clear that he had half of a book's worth of material and the publishers said "hey, you need more stuff. So just look around your house for stuff to complain about."

The second half comes across exactly that way -- like a guy who just walked around his house and/or the grocery store and said "yeah, I don't like that. I'll rant about that for a page or so." Pizza? Pie? Do I really want to read Adam Carolla whine about why cake is inferior to pie but sells more? No.

In short, he does an excellent job of pointing out some of the absurdities in how our lives have become increasingly feminized and how men have, by and large, completely given up. And he does so while making the reader laugh regularly. That is, if the reader isn't a completely wimp-a-fied weenie already.

Had the book been cut in half, I would give it five stars.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Greg N. on November 26, 2011
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I'll admit, I've been an Adam Carolla fan since I heard him on Loveline and saw him on the Man Show. I was baffled when "The Adam Carolla Project" didn't turn into a multi-season show. This guy is a real man, which based off what is spewed across the various types of media in front of me, I'll assume is pretty damn rare in Hollywood these days. While it's easy to see the fruits of his labor have finally paid off for him financially, it's refreshing to see a guy who earned his level of a lifestyle still continue to do what he knows how to do instead of become another pompous a-hole with a checkbook sitting around in white shorts and dock shoes smoking a damn cigar with a sweater draped over his shoulders. Instead of crying about how hard it is to work x days a week and be rich, the man encourages people to keep working despite success and the guy leads by example in my opinion.

He's funny because he's not afraid of being politically incorrect, but I doubt he sat down saying "How many topics can I talk about to sound politically incorrect." He's simply got the balls to publicly say what the few remaining real men in this world say only when they're inside their comfort zone, that is to their buddies. It's refreshing to see someone being honest by saying that he'd rather have been in the parking lot handing out cigars while his kids were being born, why white people with nothing else to worry about in life make up the majority of people who participate in fantasy sports, and why only a self entitled clown says they "rescued" a dog when they merely picked the cutest one out of the caged confines of the shelter.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dretsel24 on November 4, 2010
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What makes Adam Carolla unique is that most of his views are diametrically opposed to what we hear from most of Hollywood. He doesn't fit into the predictable mold in these "PC" times where most people with a voice are afraid to really express their thoughts. I find it refreshing and also very funny.
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38 of 51 people found the following review helpful By tonester123 on November 2, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I love funny. Adam Carolla is funny. As a former tradesman, I appreciate a man with a work ethic and who is good with a trowel. His sharp observations remind me of a "jobsite philosopher" who made it big.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jj on March 9, 2012
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It's laugh out loud funny. And there is an incredibly sad undertone because you laugh and then you think and then you realize that America is rapidly heading downhill due to too much politically correct action and control, no sense of right and wrong or hard work vs. entitlement.

The language is strong, so if you can't deal with that you will miss the point of the book, which is we have all been turned into lazy, risk avoiding weaklings. Kids get a trophy for showing up and there are no more winners or losers.

It's "Man Show" funny and politically incorrect.
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