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According to Leary, his first book is not for the faint of heart, by which he means Americans: "I am here to debunk and declassify and otherwise hold up a brutally honest mirror to our fat, ugly, lazy American selves." Now, a good many comedians make a career out of daring to speak the ugly, gasping truths that few others would. Leary brings a particularly acid-tinged tone to his rantings about annoying children, why cats are satanic spawn, what an ugly racket the Catholic Church is and (more surprisingly) why he loves Oprah. The book will most likely appeal to fans of Leary, and while the material might have been better delivered as a live performance (some of these hate-laced monologues are just begging to be read aloud), Leary himself wildly entertains. (Nov.)
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Denis Leary has appeared in more than thirty films, including the Oscar-nominated Wag the Dog, The Thomas Crowne Affair, and Ice Age, as well as the Christmas cult classic The Ref, and such indie favorites as Jesus’ Son and Suicide Kings. Leary was the co-creator, producer, and star of the critically acclaimed network comedy The Job. His one-man shows No Cure For Cancer and Lock ’n Load broke viewing records on HBO. Leary has also written for New York Magazine, GQ, Playboy, Esquire, and many other publications. He is the co-writer, creator, and star of the four-time Emmy and Golden Globe–nominated television series Rescue Me. He lives in Connecticut.See all Editorial Reviews
Despite my loathing for the choice of title, this book is spot-on from start to finish. If you like Leary and have a drop of Irish blood, you will love it. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Jennifer Lucas
Leary, Gervais, Hughly, Mohr and their ilk are among the few to speak the truth. Nothing and no one is safe from Leary's scrutiny and that is how it should be. Read morePublished 22 days ago by jackie santangelo
Seems to jump from here to there sometimes, but overall I really liked what Dennis put together.Published 1 month ago by Chris
If your looking for laughs this is the book for you
If your easily offended this is NOT the book for you
first disc is good and funny. After that it just sounds like he's bi*chingPublished 2 months ago by Alba
The audiobook was such a bad idea.
Oh my god, we get it, Dennis. It's not clever and so many people have said all of it before.
But seriously. The audiobook. Read more
I received the book in a timely manner, so no complaints there, also it came in excellent condition! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Erin Thyssen
I used to really like Dennis Leary. His “No Cure for Cancer” album was something that I listened to a lot, and could recite the routines and sing the songs by heart. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Edgar Mihelic