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Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian Hardcover – April 8, 2014

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“Hilarious and at times heartbreaking . . .” (Vanity Fair)

“Equal parts smut and sincerity . . .” (Larry King Now)

“Both funnier and darker than you might expect . . .” (AskMen.com)

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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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: It Books (April 8, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062274783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062274786
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #540,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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His comedy does not translate well to the written word. Without his timing, pace, and delivery, this fragmented stream of consciousness narrative is just annoying. Watch him on YouTube and give the book a pass.
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A wonderful look at the life of a great comedian. I grew up knowing the vanilla side, appreciating the characters he played. It's nice to be able to know the more personal and real side of this man. I've very much enjoyed this book!
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Bob Saget is best known for his work in “Full House” and America’s Funniest Home Movies” but he is also a standup comedian; and a dirty one at that. I have watched both television shows and enjoyed them, but have never seen him perform standup. I don’t know if he is funny, but I can tell you that it doesn’t translate well on paper. In his book his jokes are juvenile and not at all worth a chuckle.

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.
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The book only tells a story here and there.

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.
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Grew up on Full House and AFHV and really wanted to like this book but Saget never stops "trying" so hard to be funny. Every single sentence has a punchline. and a second one. and a third.

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?
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The online article "Everywhere You Look… It’s A Scandal! Bob Saget Reveals The 20 Biggest ‘Full House’ Secrets In New Tell-All" mentioned every Full House related thing in this book.

It was a mixed-up set of random garble. The whole thing. It went back and forth with ramblings about so any different things out of order. The whole book.
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A warm-hearted and personal perspective on a public life. Bob mixes humor and heartache to tell a story worth telling and shares clarity and insight into an interesting life lived. His Ten-Years Theory & Relationships I'd Rather Not Talk About chapters are notable favorites.
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I read two chapters of the book. I liked Bob Saget ever since I saw him as a gentle, loving widow father in the show. But I was greatly disappointed to have discovered that he is a very filthy mouthed person. I know comedians are supposed to be funny and for those purposes they sometimes use profanity but this is just to much! He has a fixation with his penis which was just too distasteful for me to continue reading! I just lost my money in something that simply was not worth it!
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