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Hilarity Ensues Hardcover – February 7, 2012
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Tucker is at his best when he writes about his friends' various idiosyncrasies. The chapter about his friend Hate was by far the funniest, containing some exemplary wit.
He is absolutely at his worst when he gives life advice. The "wisdom" he imparts is shallow, hackneyed, and hardly conducive to forming good character. At one point in the book, he suggests that kids shouldn't listen to anything their parents say, that they should just follow their own rules and the hell with the norm. So, when your dad preaches the importance of virtues such as loyalty, honor, fortitude, and honesty, just ignore the old man. Very rebellious, Tucker! This is painfully cliched and unenlightened advice.
By far the most disturbing chapter is on Miss Vermont.
It reveals a vindictive, pathologically narcissistic, and petty side of Tucker. He takes extreme pride in destroying a young, innocent girl for absolutely no good reason. He comes off as border-line sadistic in challenging Miss Vermont to write her version of events. Miss Vermont didn't want stories about her private sexual encounters published on the internet (who would?), yet Tucker takes delight in revealing intimate details about their relationship. Worse, he hides under the first amendment to justify his actions.Read more ›
If you're the type of person amazon was protecting by rejecting my first review, you will NOT like Tucker Max or his books. I freely and frequently use profanity, my favorite comedian is Stephen Lynch, and back when he was popular for a nanosecond, I thought Andrew Dice Clay was a funny jerk. But--mostly due to the way he writes about women, and his complete tone-deaf portrayal of himself, I loathed everything about the writer and his books.
So, when I say I finally laughed, I'm not referring to at long last "getting" the awesomeness that Tucker Max claims to be, or in the end being glad I spent money and time on him. In the place of "awesome", put "late-stage alcoholic", and I regret the purchase, because at the end of the last book, I found him to be more vile than at the beginning of the first one. I read them all because I paid for them, and because the reviews were so positive I kept thinking I must not have gotten to the fun part yet. Well, since Tucker Max characterizes his fans as losers and idiots, I guess the rave reviews were a bit misleading.
Like his targets, Tucker Max struck me as funny only by accident: he's funny when he gives advice (and he's uproarious when he gives advice to women about being honest, and owning their own natures), because he isn't some cute scamp whose pranks (you see how far I'm going to avoid having another review rejected) that include evading the law are harmlessly entertaining.Read more ›
WARNING: This book is not for the sensitive prude, if you are easily offended by vivid sexual descriptions, alcohol abuse, bodily fluids, drugs and complete mismanagement of all those I listed; this book is not for you.
Hilarity Ensues is not as good as Finish First, but it's still really funny. It's an enjoyable third book for those of us who have read his stories.
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Tucker Max is one of my favorite authors. Hilarity will ensue while reading, can't believe these are true stories. Read morePublished 27 days ago by April
I've always enjoyed Tucker's writing and this book is no exception. Not only will it provide many moments where you can't stop laughing, the rare moments of insight he shares... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tiago
This book was absolute hilarity just as his previous books are. While reading this book on my lunch break I had coworkers ask me if I was alright because I randomly would laugh... Read morePublished 2 months ago
Tucker Max is hilarious, but crude. Who cares if you're an adult! Warning for youth.Published 3 months ago by Jonathan Simms