16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2012
Like other reviewers have already mentioned, this book starts off with some pretty funny bits. The problem is that after the sexting chapter it quickly goes on a journey of nothing. A lot of the stories just seem to be written like you were explaining to a friend over email about a drunk night you had a few weeks ago. The stories start and you think "This is going to be good" but are are left thinking "That's it?" Some details aren't that funny and he relies too much on his own name to carry the story. I know you are Tucker Max but you don't need to remind me about it all of the time. If the story is funny then let it stand on it's own. If it's not all that funny then the story should be left out.
It really is a book that seems to be his "Sloppy Seconds". The stories seem to be incomplete leftovers that were probably edited out of his first books due to lack of humor. Now that he has established his fanbase and generated intrigue this book is more like the midget boxing/wrestling he references in the book. If you read Sloppy Seconds you will get my point.
If this book wasn't so cheap I would have been more disappointed. Since it was relatively inexpensive and did provide a few laughs (at least at the beginning) I am fine with it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2012
Absolute crap, didn't even finish it. The Kindle edition was free, thought it might be funny.
How any woman would consent to sleep with this obnoxious, arrogant guy is beyond me.
21 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2012
What a sad, sad state this society is in when an author can publish works of such depravity and be lauded as a "top 100 most influential person" finalist. Simply disgusting. This book has it all: bigotry bordering on racism, perversion, debauchery, disrespect, sexually deplorable acts, dishonesty, criminality and the list goes on and on and on...
This book is, in my opinion, so sick and perverted it kept me from reviewing it for a few days while I tried to contain my emotions. Bathroom humor is and has always been a part of life and as such has a following amongst the general population but this little collection of supposedly hilarious tales goes so far beyond the norm that it is completely disturbing to read.
I understand that there are people in our society who ride their wave of popularity on the fringe of what is socially acceptable; you know them...Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, Hugh Hefner, Andrew Dice Clay, etc... some with talent, some without, yet all working the outside edge of acceptability to gain the fame and fortune they seek. You know, and they understand...the more outrageous the act, the more people take notice, the more product they sell. Unfortunately, this seems to be the tact this author uses to gain some sort of street cred.
From the cover (which depicts the author receiving a BJ in an X-ray machine) to the stories within, you are met with a veritable plethora of disgusting tales which he would be better off discussing one-on-one with his shrink, yet he splashes these sick little recounts across the pages as if they were war wounds about to be recognized with medals.
I'm no prude, nor am I some religious or conservative wacko (not that there is anything wrong with them) who wants to control what others do or say; far from it...in fact, I firmly believe in the tenant "I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it". I hope people who read this afford me that same dignity.
Simply put and as unbelievable as it may seem, there are many, many people who find this author's works to be "great", "wonderful", "funny", etc. etc. etc., but I have to posit the question...do they actually agree with this take on life and sexuality? Do they practice this degradation? Do they consider the things espoused and the incredibly disturbing treatment of their fellow human beings to be normal??? If so, God help us all.
Look, if you want to read about a guy and his friends who gleefully degrade women for being fat, ugly etc. or who degrade them by simply using them for their own sexual gratification only to dump them like so much garbage...and then brag about it...more power to you. If you are a woman and appreciate being used in such a manner I simply ask, why??? Women throughout the ages have fought long and hard to be treated with respect and dignity by men and society. This book indicts women by depicting them as shallow, mindless bimbos willing to subject themselves to being treated with less dignity than a prostitute and for WHAT, pray tell...simply to show up as an entry in a book or to have bragging rights concerning sleeping with a person who has some degree of celebrity??? Okay, but at least the prostitute has the smarts to get paid for laying on her back.
This book basically dehumanizes women (be they beautiful, middle-of-the road or homely) and relegates them to nothing more than blow-up doll status, and for that the author crows about how great he is and how puny and deplorable we all are. Remember though, it's written by one of Americas almost "top 100 most influential people" so I guess that excuses it for the horrid views it espouses. You say, "Great, I can't wait to buy another of his books or see the movie! I say, "I hope you're not my neighbor".
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 21, 2014
The first chapter had to be one of the funniest I have ever read, although one of the most vulgar I have ever read. After that it went down hill from there. Sounds like a person who has no respect for females and bragging about his escapades that either happened or wish they happened.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 13, 2013
Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down; good thing it was a rainy day out! His stories will make you laugh all the way through! I've been reading parts to my husband & now he wants to read it & he doesn't care to read books at all! Can't wait to read his other books.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2012
Sloppy Seconds proved to be a quick read, and took me a couple of hours to finish. This book is a bit shorter than his other works as well, so naturally it did not take me long to flip through. By now, I quite enjoy Tucker's narrative style... it's like talking to an old, hilarious friend that you find a bit ridiculous but are still fond of at the same time (against your better judgment, sometimes). I got some laughs out of it, but not as many as I used to. For this reason, I think that it was a good choice on Tucker's part to allow us to download this book for free. It's a bunch of leftover stories that's he's accumulated, not quite juicy enough for a full-on book, but not something you want to leave collecting dust on your hard drive, either.
As an "introductory" book, for those readers who have not yet encountered the writings of Tucker Max, this is a great way to test the waters and see if this type of humor is something you might be interested in reading. For someone who has read other, funnier works of Tucker's, however, this book is a bit tamer than some of his other fare.
I won't really go into details on this book because it's pretty much self-explanatory, par for the course Tucker Max humor at this point. As I've said countless times about Tucker's books, they are a certain kind of polarizing humor: either you'll find it somewhere on the spectrum between amusing and hilarious, or you'll think it's the most offensive, asinine poor excuse for literature that you've ever laid your hands on. Sometimes, you might even find that you're of both opinions. The point is, if you're looking for profundity, look elsewhere. If, however, you're searching for a funny, quick read that will make you think that The Hangover was an autobiography of Tucker Max, then this is the book for you.
Give it a try. If you don't like it, drop it. If you do and want more, go out and buy all the Tucker Max books. You won't be disappointed. And since it's free, what do you have to lose? Your time, maybe, but certainly not your money.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2012
Tucker Max is a genius. He's taken years of selfish bad decisions and turned them into a money machine. Even if you don't like what he writes, you have to admire that. But here's the thing: The guy is also hilarious. Or, at least, he can be.
Part One of "Sloppy Seconds" consists of three stories - one from each of his three previous books. Part Two is made up of material that didn't make the cut. And Max is quite up front about that. Which I appreciate... because when the first story in Part Two began to offend me, I knew to stop reading.
"Sloppy Seconds" lets you test drive his style, which is somewhere well below "National Lampoon" on the evolutionary scale. I laughed non-stop through the first story in Part One. His behavior was reprehensible... but the story is truly funny. I got a kick out of parts of the third story, too. But the second one was probably the most disgusting piece of gross-out trash I've ever read. On balance, this free sample convinced me I don't want to read anything else he's written.
If you're into extreme gross-out humor, you'll love Tucker Max. Otherwise, my advice is to proceed with caution. He can be funny without being disgusting... but you may not want to wade through the slime to find the gems.
24 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2012
I got this book for free. Thank God. It has a few really funny parts . . . overshadowed by many, many homeless person-fat girl-retard jokes (sic) on every other page. By the end I was skimming through like a maniac just so I could finish. And I can't fake a great review here. I was pulling for this guy because areas of the book were really smart in a social commentary way - and had potential for greai satire - then the book dashed that with illustration . . . after illustration of him triumphing against all odds: he is the victim over all the stupidity thrown his way (which he is astonished-and is confidant we are equally astonished) that a genius like him would actually have these negative things happen to him. He proves to himself how he one-ups everyone he comes in contact with by gracing us with these adventures. This is easy to do when writing in hindsight and creating your own version of reality, but then this is fiction anyway. And no one thinks Tucker more adorable than Tucker himself! Tucker is a (proudly) self-proclaimed "narcisisst," and like every other narcissist he will lure you in until you figure out he's the only one gaining from this exchange. Like those people he has an incredible knack for retaining hangers-on. You have to hand it to him for that. As for the writing, not worth the download even for free. Wow, it is possible to feel beaten down by a free book. Now I have to figure out how to delete it and read something good before I go to sleep.
18 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2012
If you've never heard of Tucker Max, then this is a good introduction to the author and his style (and genre) of writing. As a fan for a few years now, I was slightly disappointed in some of the content of this book. Usually I'm ROTFL with tears in my eyes, and although a few stories did produce that kind of reaction (i.e. the sexting stories), most only produced a polite chuckle. I'm not complaining though, I'll read whatever he puts out there. I'm just glad this one was free. However, to get the full Tucker Max experience you MUST read his other books! Absolutely hilarious!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2012
Tucker Max, why woud you publish the leftover drivel that didn't fit into your already existing trilogy?
Oh, wait... it's free?! Never mind then, I'll buy it.
It's Tucker Max's weakest material, seeing as how a few of the stories are summed up with "I guess you had to be there". It's still Tucker Max, and it's still funny, but I've come to expect more from him.
Good Value? At the price point... It's a worth a read if you don't want to spend the money on one of his regular books yet to see if you like his style. You won't get the side-splitting moments like his other books, it's more of a taste. A taste that will leave you wanting for more.