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Not Taco Bell Material Hardcover – June 12, 2012
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I laughed many times during my quick read of this book, and loved how he presented the little facts about his family that made them unique and lovable, in their own way. He describes how his grandmother's house had only one bathroom, yet two front doors. These two doors were right next to each other. At 90 degrees. His mother was so honest that when little Adam found a $50 bill, she made him return it to the `Lost and Found.' The owner of the $50 bill collected it and gave Adam a $10 reward, which he had to split with his sister (Boo! Hiss!). Some of these quirky but funny family details were somewhat David Sedaris-like, which I consider a great compliment.
Adam's self-deprecating humor is on display. Every so often he offers a small funny anecdote, labeled a "Tan Gent," most of which are little stories which display the biting wit that permeates his podcast and Lovelines shows.
Overall, I really enjoyed "Not Taco Bell Material." It's a perfect beach read, funny and quick. I give it my highest recommendation.
I'm a big fan of funny male memoirs. If you enjoyed Adam's book, then you may consider trying the following:
Artie Lange's Too Fat to Fish is another great book by the famous comic. Artie doesn't hold back when describing some of the crazy things he used to do for fame, drugs, and women. Highly recommended and a quick, hilarious read!
If you're not an Adam Carolla fan, read this book. You'll love it because it will probably make you hate him more, and people like you who don't like Ace have no feelings and revel in any semblance of humanity (in this case, the aforementioned hatred.)
If you love Ace, this will cause your love to spiral out of control and probably cascade you into an Carolla-induced obsession like I went through.
If you have no idea who Adam Carolla is, this book is the best introduction, and congratulations on the wonderful wellspring of complaints and observations you have yet to hear! SNIFF
I can speak for the 20 year old white female demographic (although I'm probably not the best representative of such.) Ladies, buy the book. Good day!
In the end, buy this book because you will not be disappointed.
Get it on!
Adam recounts in vivid detail the effects on his psyche of living in these various locales, which, combined with the non-parenting provided by his divorced mother and father, sent him on a trajectory of working digging ditches, cleaning carpets, and painting commercial buildings through his late teens and early twenties. While print is not Adam's medium of choice, Not Taco Bell Material's prose is polished and highly readable. Likely due to the talents of his co-author Mike Lynch, Adam's signature sense of comedic timing, sarcasm, and penchant for hilarious and poignant metaphors are clearly recognizable in each sentence.
Ultimately, the story is about someone who dug himself literally and figuratively out of a rut in life. That rut could just as easily have trapped him in an unending cycle of living in dumps, hooking up with other damaged people and cranking out another generation of do-nothing Carollas. Instead, he applied a little discipline and kept it together long enough to get his big break.Read more ›
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Adam Carolla writes yet another hilarious book full of his opinions, rants, and musings. Not Taco Bell Material is a page-by-page laugh fest from the King of Podcasts that will... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Ryan VW
A horrible nasty reading material in what I read, did not finish it, took it off my reading list..Published 1 month ago by Alice-- Waycross, Ga.
Carolla does it again. Like his book, "In Fifty Years We'll All be Chicks" the Ace- Man is on point. Admittedly, I'm a big fan of Carolla and his radio show. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kathleen Spratt
It was funny in parts but definitely from the male point of view. Language is not the best and some bathroom humor that would be objectionable to many people. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeffrey Miller
Not what I thought it would be. Excellent points and manly advice. Read it to believe it. Totally recommend for anyone, man or woman.Published 2 months ago by Nirad Oknamor
A compilation of short paragraphical stories that aim to paint a larger picture. If someone at a bar told me a number of the stories in this book, I would have a few questions I... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jonathan S.