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Things Go Wrong For Me (when life hands you lemons, add vodka) Paperback – December 14, 2012
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"A hysterical book written by a man with no filter, a vasectomy and a name like 'Rod?' I'm all over it."
- Jenny McCarthy, NYT Bestselling Author, TV personality, Cougar Raper
"Rodney draws you in with vibrant diction and illustrations. Before you know it your ass will be numb because you've read "Things Go Wrong for Me", cover-to-cover, on the toilet. Which is the only acceptable place to read it since you'll be pissing yourself with laugh-out-loud hilarity!"
- Bo Sellers, Comedienne and Actress
"Rodney Lacroix has created a wonderfully hilarious book, and also has a very fun name to say out loud."
- Jenny Lawson, Author of NYT Bestsellers,
Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy
"If things go wrong in your life, buying this book may be the first right thing you do. If nothing else, your life will feel right by comparison alone. Truly an awesomely funny book. (If Rodney serves chocolate at his book signing.. avoid it...)"
- David M Beach, Actor / Comedian / Host of the LowDown
"Rodney's book is absolutely, hands-down hilarious. And now I hate him because his book is funnier than mine and for that, he must die. That sound you hear is his ex-wife cheering ..."
- Suzy Soro, Comedian and Author, Celebrity sTalker
"As a fellow funny man, I can attest that people who make others laugh...are usually the saddest individuals. Rodney's book proves that he is both funny ... and sad. I laughed, cried, and even did a number three, while rewriting the good parts as my own."
- Kevin Barbare, Boston Radio Personality / Character Voice Over Talent / Comedy Writer Producer
"As a middle-aged woman, I can safely declare that Rodney's Things Go Wrong For Me is targeted to pre-pubescent boys with a penchant for juvenile delinquency and a fistful of Twinkies. Two words: I loved it."
- Margaret Andrews, Author of Nanny Goats in Panties and Sticky Readers
About the Author
Rodney Lacroix is a comedian, father of two amazing kids, reluctant 40-hour-a-week software engineer and best-selling author. In 2013, Rodney was awarded an NGI Book Awards Medal for his memoir, "Things Go Wrong for Me." This beautiful medal is currently on display around his neck because he has not taken it off since receiving it. Also he's not very humble.
Rodney firmly believes that fabricating grandiose tales about one's self makes a person more impressive. That's exactly what he told Playgirl Magazine when they did a four-page nude spread of him.
It's probably best you don't believe anything Rodney says.
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Top Customer Reviews
The thing is, Rodney thinks funny; I mean like a comedian funny, not like touched-in-the-head funny. He writes as though he is directly relating the story to the reader. He paints vivid pictures with his stories. Well, he draws interesting pictures too.
About the vasectomy part, I don't have nads (as I shall refer to them) because I'm a woman. But, I felt for them or him or both (or all three of them). Thanks to Rodney, my thinking about palm trees and Three Musketeers will now be post-his vasectomy. I'm not suppoded to eat chocolate given my migraines. So, maybe I should thank him and his ex-wife for ruining my favorite chocolate bar.
I bought his second book when I bought the first. I might quickly scan the book before reading to know whether or not I'll get another close up of his undercarriage. I'm good with nads in general but, maybe not when I'm eating. Remember that hair removal product created by the Australian woman for her very hairy daughters? Why didn't anyone tell her to change the product's name before selling it in the US.
Anyway, the book is funny, blunt, sarcastic and a bit off (in a good way). You might be offended if your sense of humor doesn't match that description. But, aren't you curious about the book? I say buy it. I'm sure his kids want to go to college. They might need some help too if/when they read the book. So, if you buy the book, you'll laugh and you'll be doing a good deed. College is expensive, therapy is too.
Back to the point, this book is great. Really great. I could relate to being a fat kid. It sucks. So glad I grew into a sexy, thin adult. The match.com stuff is hilarious and the drawings are awesome. Who doesn't love a man with multiple talents - if you can call them talents. But seriously, I hope to find more books by Mr. Lacroix. As a writer and someone who has read more books than she can count, I am not one to hand out compliments so easily. I honestly would not have even read this if it had not been free to download and if I had not just spent hours reading a quantitative statistics book. This was exactly the break my brain needed before going back to studying. I will be on the lookout for more of this. Because sometimes a girl just needs a good, no-thinking-required laugh. :) <~ Smiley faces make everything better.
Edit: I see the book is no longer free to download so I wanted to add that it is totally worth paying for. Buy it. You won't regret it.
Ive known Rodney now for about a year. When I say "known" I mean stalked on twitter because we live in the same area, he has the same last name as me, my dad was never there when I was a kid and his age matched. After realizing I could fit him in my pocket I accepted the fact that he is NOT my long lost father and I moved on to seeing how much of a genius the man is. His comedy style is fantastic, his writing comes from real life interactions and every single page of the book is a literal LOL. I loved the amazing artwork and how well each picture reflected the story being told. Rodney is a man (a short one but still a man) who says what he feels and thats it, this book is an amzing collection of stories that not only made me laugh but made me feel amazing about myself.
Now all kidding aside the book is fantastic and I will continue to support Rodney in all he does (as long as its cheap, were not all famous authors ya know)
Author Rodney Lacroix touches on some subjects that shouldn't be funny and turns them into a work of comedy art. I am talking about things like Chocolate Ex-Lax episodes, Sex Game Dice, and Vasectomy. Yes, he even laughs at himself while undergoing the knife in the sensitive area. While some men would cringe at a puff of smoke coming from below, Mr. Lacroix finds the humor in it. Plus, I will never look at a raisin the same way again. To understand why, well, you have to read the book.
Included in the series of topics, we also get illustrations that the author created as well. A diagram becomes a tool of laughter. I loved the chapter and pictures about the popular app "Draw Something".
They say that laughter is the best medicine and I can honestly say that I am feeling like a million bucks after reading this. Tears ran down my face and I might have received funny looks from my family while reading it. This is one book that I will be reading again when I need a pick-me-up laugh and a blog that I have bookmarked so I can continue on in his journey of parenthood and life.