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I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell [Kindle Edition]

Tucker Max
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Book Description

The Book That Inspired The Movie

My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole. I get excessively drunk at inappropriate times, disregard social norms, indulge every whim, ignore the consequences of my actions, mock idiots and posers, sleep with more women than is safe or reasonable, and just generally act like a raging dickhead. But, I do contribute to humanity in one very important way: I share my adventures with the world. --from the Introduction

Actual reader feedback:

"I find it truly appalling that there are people in the world like you. You are a disgusting, vile, repulsive, repugnant, foul creature. Because of you, I don’t believe in God anymore. No just God would allow someone like you to exist."

"I’ll stay with God as my lord, but you are my savior. I just finished reading your brilliant stories, and I laughed so hard I almost vomited. I want to bring that kind of joy to people. You’re an artist of the highest order and a true humanitarian to boot. I'm in both shock and awe at how much I want to be you."

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About the Author

Tucker Max received his B.A. from the University of Chicago, where he graduated in 1998. He attended Duke Law School on an academic scholarship, where he graduated with a J.D. in 2001 (despite the fact that he neglected to buy any of his textbooks for his final two years and spent part of one semester - while still enrolled in classes - living in Cancun). He currently lives in Chicago, and when he isn't drinking or fornicating, he writes for his website,

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  • File Size: 1479 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Citadel; Mti edition (June 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002MBD5V6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,408 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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168 of 208 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shameless debauchery May 4, 2009
A raunchy egomaniac and his offensive, shameless stories. Wow. It's like bungee-jumping into the middle of the mosh pit at a fraternity grain party. I'm one of those girls who liked the Tucker book. Well, actually this is sort of a mixed review. The first story I read was the Tucker tries(...). I nearly peed myself it was so funny. For shock value and out of control laughs, you could stop after that story and be satisfied. The next story I read was pretty funny. The next brought a few chuckles, and by the fifth I was getting bored. Vomit and poopy pants is only shocking and funny once; not a dozen stories in a row. It seems pretty obvious that he decided early on to "never let the truth get in the way of a good story". However, once you get over that literary hurdle of discovery, there are some really funny parts.

Don't get me wrong, if you like comedy and can overcome the frat-i-tude its worth reading a few of the stories. For the price of 2 drinks, there are few things to read for such out of control laughs right out of the gate. I don't mean to knock Tucker, not that he'd care. I assumed by the content, writing and vocabulary this was written by a college freshman. When I later learned he's a 30ish attorney, I was shocked. Hopefully his next book he'll sharpen his pencil and delve a tad deeper into the memoir craft.

For readers, I hope this tip helps. (It sure would have helped me). I recommend taking this book in small doses. Limit yourself to reading one story every few days, and you'll love it. As for Tucker fans who are getting bored waiting for his sequel, there's another hilarious book right up this alley that takes it a whole notch higher.

High Heels and Dirty Deals - Globetrotting Tales of Debauchery from a Binge-drinking Nymphomaniac
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Man With One (Stupid) Joke July 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
People hate this book for a lot of reasons. It is not well-written, for one thing. There are numerous grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors, as well as missing words. Tucker is also not a particularly unique narrator or character. People have enjoyed watching obnoxious jerks wreck havoc since the days of Aristophanes on down to the cast of Seinfeld, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia or The League. The problem is that the folks in those sitcoms are arguably way funnier than Tucker Max ever is, most likely because they have talented writers working behind them.

And therein lies the rift between those who love Tucker and those who don't: the humor.

Tucker Max has one joke -- "Look how rude/drunk/sexist I am! CAPITAL LETTERS MEAN I'M YELLING!" -- and the formula does not vary. If you happen to like Tucker's one joke, I can understand you enjoying part of the book, but the joke is told over and over, and without much panache or wit. Some of what he considers funny is actually baffling to me, since it sounds so obviously puerile and childish. Tucker Max still thinks it's hilarious to call people "nerds," makes fun of his buddy for having a black best friend, and attacks fat people who happen to be walking by. "If this were Lord of the Flies, you'd be dead already," he says to a "kinda fat" guy. Ha ha! Because he's fat, you see. That "joke" contains the essence of every other joke Max has to say: obviousness, stupidity, and a lack of originality.

So why have his books sold so well?
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
As I was struggling through the first parts of the book, I began thinking of the guy at the party that is telling an extremely long very common story, and at the end, when only a few chuckle politely, he says "well I guess you had to have been there." Don't get me wrong, I love politically incorrect, crude, and downright offensive humor, but this was just boring. How is telling a story about a bunch of drunken college kids stumbling about the local dives of a college town book-worthy?

The ironic thing about Tucker's work is the fact that he admits to being cocky, arrogant, and abrasive; however, he also belives he is an extremely talented writer. You can see this throughout the book as he consistantly reminds the reader as to how effective his writing style actually is. He is obviously very impressed with himself throughout the writing process. It is my belief that if one must remind the reader that he/she is, in fact, a great writer, then said writer might want to work on his/her form. The style was very unoriginal and a feeble attempt at mimicking similar antagonist writing styles in my opinion.

Sadly, this book will sell and inspire many young adults just begininng their transition into adult life that this is a desirable way to act and the idiocy will ensue. Good luck with your book, and I hear they made a movie as well. I'll probably miss out on that one, but congrats anyway. I hope they have better screenwriters than the actual author.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
If you haven't purchased the book yet save your money, go to a bar with your college friends, buy a few beers and reminisce. You'll get the same effect. I had no problem with the morality of Max's book. He gets obscenely drunk with his buddies and brags about it, has sex with random girls and brags about it, verbally bests teenage party goers and brags about it. Yawn. In other words he went to college.
He starts the book off by pronouncing all of his stories to be absolutely true which, as you can imagine, doesn't bode well for the actual validity of his tales. The real truth is that I heard most of these same stories (or variations) while Tucker Max was still in grade school. He repeatedly boasts about his wit and verbal prowess but his jokes are old and hack. When one overweight girl that he had an argument with earlier at a party walks into the kitchen where he is drinking with his friends and opens the refrigerator to get something, his unbelievably witty jab is "Looks like there won't be any leftovers tomorrow!!!" My mind was blown by the originality and razor-edged humor. And almost always, after his tired hacky insults he states that several girls within earshot found it hilarious, approached him and wanted to sleep with him based on this. Sure they did Tucker...sure they did.
The stories in I Hope They Serve Beer come across as being told by a high school kid who has never actually had sex or gotten drunk but wants everyone to think he is an expert and can outdo everyone else. Everything is just a little too outlandish to be taken seriously. It's like watching a movie with huge unrealistic plot holes in it.
If you are still not dissuaded from buying the book and still want to check it out, just go to
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Purchase
The absolute pits. This guy is a total narcissist, and a total liar about his escapades. If one tenth of what he claims is true, someone would have punched his lights out long ago! Read more
Published 14 hours ago by Neil
5.0 out of 5 stars Max's gang sounded a lot like the guys I hung around with
I have to tell you . . .Welcome to academic life. When I was in my 20's, Max's gang sounded a lot like the guys I hung around with. Read more
Published 1 day ago by rev2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!!
If you're not offended by crude, rude humor...this book is laugh out loud hilarious!!!
Gives a new meaning to "one night stand"
Published 4 days ago by carrie a collins
1.0 out of 5 stars Tucker Max should not be encouraged
I didn't know what the word "douche bag", when used in reference to someone, meant until now. This guy makes the world a more horrible place. I couldn't finish the book..
Published 6 days ago by Theresa ragudo
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
not worth reading beyond first chapter
Published 8 days ago by Nyoka
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Awful! This guy is unbelievable.
Published 10 days ago by NandS
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good read if the genre/subject matter doesn't disgust you.
Published 11 days ago by James Jackson
2.0 out of 5 stars Just Go Watch "The Hangover" Trilogy Back-to-Back... You'll Get The...
Tucker Max's character is summed up in a single story he shares somewhere in the middle of this book. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Jinzai
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this shit or you're a jerk
Possibly the most rhetorically-addictive book I've read in my life. The stories from this guy are absurd and fantastical. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Kenneth Walter
5.0 out of 5 stars it's funny.
inappropriate humor. But, it's funny.
Published 24 days ago by KC
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Tucker Max's first book, I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, is a #1 NY Times Best Seller and has spent over 150 weeks on that list over five calendar years. There are currently over 1.5 million copies sold. Max co-wrote and produced the movie based on his book, also titled "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell." He has been credited as the originator and leader of the literary genre, "fratire," and was nominated to Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential List in 2009.

Tucker Max received his BA with highest honors from the University of Chicago in 1998. He attended Duke Law School on an academic scholarship, where he graduated with a JD in 2001 (despite the fact that he neglected to buy any of his textbooks for his final two years and spent part of one semester-while still enrolled in classes-living in Cancun). He currently lives in Austin, Texas, and can be reached through is website,

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Amazon censorship is getting worse.
There's no difference whatsoever between Amazon's censors and the Nazi Germany book burners. This bloated corporate pig should be put out of business.
Feb 24, 2012 by H. B. Baker |  See all 4 posts
STFU with all your complaining!
Are you complaining about people complaining? Get a grip, guy.
Mar 3, 2009 by K. Lamb |  See all 6 posts
tucker max
Sing us a song, you're the pianoman...

Seriously, how do you equate a book being on the bestseller list with it being, and I quote you here, "wonderful literature like Faulkner or Dickens"? Do you actually think that books make it on to that list for being good literature? It is a... Read More
Mar 22, 2006 by M. Combs |  See all 7 posts
Amazon censored my review
Ive had this problem with Amazon,too.
I read your review,and thought it was very good. Im thinking Tucker has some friends at,considering how much money he makes for them. Ive noticed if you resubmit a review,from a different account, or even from ths same account-slightly... Read More
Sep 7, 2006 by Spock LeRoq |  See all 38 posts
The same thing keeps happening to me though it never happened on any other book. I had no idea that they could censor out negative reviews.
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