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About the Author

Tucker Max received his BA with highest honors from the University of Chicago in 1998, and attended Duke Law School on an academic scholarship, where he graduated with a JD in 2001. His first book, I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, is a #1 New York Times bestseller, has spent over 150 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list over five calendar years, and has sold over 1 million copies. He has also been credited with being the originator and leader of the literary genre, "fratire," and was nominated to Time magazine's 100 Most Influential List in 2009. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, and can be reached through his website, TuckerMax.com.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Heeler Books; First Edition edition (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451669038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451669039
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #619,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I'll give him this: Tucker entertains. His stories are for the most part well written, and his third book is a fun and easy, albeit frivolous read. As usual, a good chunk of the book is just emails to and from his friends, some dating back years. That, coupled with multiple pages dedicated to his "sexting" with his core fan base, i.e. immature and insecure teenage girls, sort of undermines his claim of being a prolific writer.

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.
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(By the way, my first review for one of Tucker Max's books was rejected by amazon for profanity. If you've read any of his books, you see how silly that is, but I suppose we're writing reviews for those who haven't read his books yet, so I'll try again, this time avoiding the kind of language Tucker Max uses every other word in all his books.)

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.
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Tucker Max, of "They Don't Serve Beer in Hell" has a hilarious, crude, and offensive lifestyle, but that's what makes Tucker...well, Tucker. The stories he tells are reminiscent of my wilder college days, but on crack and complete loss of inhibition. If you want to be in a constant fit of tears and laughter while reading a book, this book is for you.

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.
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IF you were ever in college and had way too much of a good time, this book is hilarious. I would find my self laughing when ever I read it, even out loud in cafe's. IF you are easily offended by sarcastic humor, excessive parting/drinking, sexual references, the act of sex discussed in writing, people getting ripped apart as the butt of jokes because they brought in on themselves........this book is not for you.
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This book was relatively funny, not nearly as good as the first, "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" but still good. If you've read the others, why not read this one as well? I would recommend it as it's a quick and funny read.
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Someone handed me this book when I was working the night shift overseas. I laughed for a good few hours until I finished it. Had a migraine from all the laughing but it sure was worth it! We passed it around among coworkers and had very interesting discussions afterward.
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I picked up his second book, which contains a word that Amazon probably won't let me put in a review, in an airport. I laughed all through a plane ride. He does an excellent job of making his life funny.

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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