Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid

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Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid

Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid By Denis Leary Why We Suck A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat Loud Lazy and Stupid A hilarious blast of scathing irreverence from the award winning actor and comedian A pissed off Leary is the best Leary says one critic of the writer and comic In Why We Suck Dr Denis Leary uses hi

  • Title: Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid
  • Author: Denis Leary
  • ISBN: 9780670031603
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid By Denis Leary A hilarious blast of scathing irreverence from the award winning actor and comedian A pissed off Leary is the best Leary, says one critic of the writer and comic In Why We Suck, Dr Denis Leary uses his common sense, and his biting and hilarious take on the world, to attack the politically correct, the hypocritical, the obese, the thin basically everyone who takes themA hilarious blast of scathing irreverence from the award winning actor and comedian A pissed off Leary is the best Leary, says one critic of the writer and comic In Why We Suck, Dr Denis Leary uses his common sense, and his biting and hilarious take on the world, to attack the politically correct, the hypocritical, the obese, the thin basically everyone who takes themselves too seriously He does so with the extra oomph of a doctorate bestowed upon him by his alma mater Emerson College Sure it s just a celebrity type of thing they only gave it to me because I m famous, Leary explains But it s legal and it means I get to say I m a doctor just like Dr Phil In Why We Suck, Leary s famously smart style and sardonic wit have found their fullest and fiercest expression yet Zeroing in on the ridiculous wherever he finds it, Leary unravels his Irish Catholic upbringing, the folly of celebrity, the pressures of family life, and the great hypocrisy of politics with the same bright, savage, and profane insight he brought to his critically acclaimed one man shows No Cure for Cancer and Lock n Load, and his platinum selling song, Asshole Proudly Irish American, defiantly working class, with a reserve of compassion for the underdog and the overlooked, Leary delivers blistering diatribes that are penetrating social commentary with no holds barred Leary s book will find wide appeal among people who want to laugh out loud or find a guide who matches their view of what s wrong in America and the world at large and fans of his one man shows, his many movies, and Rescue Me, Leary s Golden Globe and Emmy nominated television show Why We Suck is the latest salvo from one of America s most original and biting comic satirists.
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    1. Buggy on said:

      Many of my friends were curious about this book and asked me if Leary comes across like an a hole in it I assume they re asking because he generally has a dark, angry style of comedy and his stand up routines contain a lot of yelling and ranting My answer is no Providing that is, you keep an open mind, are able to laugh at yourself and check your politically correctness at the door Leary just states it like it is and tells a little truth about the sucky side in all of us.I laughed while reading [...]

    2. Lisa on said:

      You know, I usually find Leary s comedy to be pretty humorous and thought that would translate well into his writing Not so much I read about 50 60 pages and barely chuckled once The material was dated and stale, stuff you ve undoubtedly heard a million times before All families are dysfunctional Really Get out I m loathe to put down a book I haven t finished, seriously, see my review of The Meaning of Night if you don t believe me , but this just wasn t worth it The jacket s pull out quotes pro [...]

    3. Patrick on said:

      I still have 80 pages left, but I can already tell this isn t gonna get any better I m not that familiar with Leary, but I m pretty sure he s talented than this book It s a rant fest, which is fine, except the topics he chooses are all TIRED TIRED TIRED I m talking Anna Nicole, Lewinskygate, A Million Little Pieces, Child Stars Gone Bad, the guy who sued McDonald s when he spilled coffee on himself, etc PETA wouldn t even have to hire a lawyer to get Leary convicted for the relentless beating h [...]

    4. Mark on said:

      Offensive, rude, acid tongued That s when he s in a good mood And that s exactly why I love reading this book I love Dennis relentlessly un pc view of life His parodies His exaggerated views His acerbic, rapier wit This book showcases his slaying of victimhood and the self absorbed posers who invade his world by living in it By un pc, I mean he tells it exactly the way things are The truth hurts, and most people can t handle it He paints the script with just enough exaggeration and making that h [...]

    5. Andrew on said:

      Why We Suck is an apt title for a book that really truly sucks I was a fan of Denis Leary s comedy when he first became popular in the early to mid nineties, so I expected this to be a fun read filled with his trademark humour, sarcasm, and offensive observations Not only is it not funny, but it doesn t even deliver the promised offensiveness or anything remotely witty Unfortunately this book is undeniable proof that he has completely and totally jumped the shark.In the early chapters of Why We [...]

    6. Gaylene on said:

      I m sure this is book is offensive to many, but I found it honest and laugh out loud hilarious

    7. Adam Floridia on said:

      Denis Leary s expletive ridden rants have always made me laugh I just wanted to get that out there before I discuss how awful the book is It s bad Really bad Stand up comedy does not translate well into writing I think that is the reason for my dissatisfaction with Colbert s book, too The difference between oral comedy and comedy in the written form is that an author needs to be able to write Leary s title alone mocks the stupid ironically he doesn t craft a grammatically correct paragraph or ev [...]

    8. Mike on said:

      I mean with chapters devoted to Anna Nicole Smith, the Church and Republicans I was really waiting for a timely paragraph or two about the quality of food on airplanes Or what part of the chicken the McNugget came from Leary used to be really funny, now he just seems to be cashing cheques and trying to prove he belongs with the cool kids Despite it s title, this book had no unifying theory and only took shots at the most obvious of targets while never taking on the controversial the autism kerfu [...]

    9. Judith on said:

      You start out thinking he s pretty funny and nodding in agreement at the points he makes, but after a few minutes, his point is beaten into your head and he just keeps pounding away until he ends up giving you a headache He s like the guy who carries the joke too far.

    10. Terry on said:

      Eh I m not sure who his audience is he s famous and rich, but I think he thinks of his peers as guys from the neighborhood and thus he goes to some lengths to gently explain the relative importance of both the Atlantic Monthly and Ploughshares, as well as the significance of John Ashbery, clearly assuming his assumed peers know nothing of them Yet he also toots his own horn about being one of the youngest writers ever to appear in Ploughshares and refers to his own television program as critical [...]

    11. Dest on said:

      After telling a friend that I d just finished reading two books with heavy, emotional subjects, she suggested I read this The book claims to be offensive to everyone at some point That alone made me laugh Life is serious but we ve all gotten way too easily offended and need to see ourselves in a totally different wayeven those parts of us that aren t so great and especially those parts that we think are the absolute best Why Because they aren t Leary manages to simply write things that are true [...]

    12. Alexis on said:

      Dear god, this is the worst book I ve read in a long, long while I got it for Christmas, and even though it looked stupid I thought it might be funny I did once like Denis Leary, way back in the MTV days, and in the movie the Ref Anyway, the central thesis of the book seems to be that women should not work, and only stay home with kids and do womanly things So yeah, right up my alley.

    13. Dustin on said:

      Hey, guess what Denis Leary is angry Who knew I usually find his cynicism and his acerbic wit hit or miss, anyway, and, I ll admit, much of what he writes here sounds like much of what I think to myself often or say out loud if I m drunk But people don t usually find it funny when I do nothing but bitch, complain, and ridicule people, so it s hard to find it funny when he does it even though he s famous Still, it has its moments when taken in small doses Leary proves to be funny for only about a [...]

    14. Paul on said:

      Why does this book suck If I could give it negative stars, I would You will learn ABSOLUTELY NOTHING from this book, and have a bad time doing it It isn t because he is daring and outspoken No, it s just because he isn t funny In one of his prefaces, he challenges the reader to put the book down, effectively saying that we can t handle it That s good advice, but not for the reason given.I expected hoped for a cross between Dennis Miller and George Carlin I got nothing that I couldn t get in any [...]

    15. Jessica on said:

      Dennis Leary is best known for his roles in the films Wag the Dog, The Thomas Crown Affair, and The Ref, among others He now presents, Why We Suck A feel good guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid, a book most appropriately classified as a 240 page rant.Although the subheading promises a feel good guide, Leary s material in no way nurtures the fat, loud, lazy, stupid Americans he assumes to comprise his audience Chapter by chapter Leary essentially scolds his readers for who we are, what w [...]

    16. Hannah on said:

      Let me start off by saying that I find Denis Leary amusing usually in his comedy Sometimes, though, it seems he is trying to hard, and that definitely translates in this book He may not be fat, lazy or stupid, but he is definitely LOUD Some of his points were funny, while others were redundant stereotypical I would have given it maybe a 3 or 3.5, but his chapter on Autism is absolutely appalling I am not someone who is easily offended at all, and I will even find topics totally opposite of my ow [...]

    17. Nate on said:

      If you like No Cure for Cancer, if you like Denis Leary, if you like politically incorrect but often accurate assessments, if you just plain want a good time, you ll love this book If you think that races and genders and the obese and the children of the world need to be handled with kid gloves, you won t And that s just too damned bad for you I care about the world and occasionally the people in it I m doing my bit to make it a better place But sometimes I get sick tired about hearing how white [...]

    18. Hilary on said:

      Dennis Leary Why We Suck A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy, and StupidSo let me preface this with I love Dennis Leary I love Rescue Me I love when he was on MTV talking about hooking up with Cindy Crawford in the bathtub in 1990 But what I don t love is this book.He says many things that I do not agree with The biggest one is If you can afford to live a good life and have only 1 parent work, and both work, then you are ridiculously selfish and self centered and a terrible parent This [...]

    19. Connie on said:

      The only thing I dislike about this book is its title It s entertaining, intelligent, a quick read, and hilariously funny even in chapters where I disagree with his opinions It s even can t believe I m saying this about a book with this title touching, especially the ending Leary obviously adores his wife, family, and especially his mother although all must have wanted to strangle him when they read what he wrote Didn t know a thing about this guy before reading this book, but am certainly a fan [...]

    20. Wes Young on said:

      Typical rant like tome akin to his stand up, Why We Suck brings to mind George Carlin without the intelligence or humor and an Irish Catholic slant The book is less about why americans suck than what about our culture bothers Denis Leary This book also has a lot of autobiographical stuff in case you care about why Denis is the way he is Read it if you are in prison and have a lot of time to kill, or are a masochist

    21. Mariaan on said:

      Did i love this book YES Denis Leary is EXACTLY my type of person I was laughing out loud for most of this book I would love to be as outspoken as he is, i am probably not far from it Defnitely not everyone s cup of tea, but if you love honesty, you will love it Just an easy read with loads of laughs Long live Denis Leary

    22. Deb on said:

      loved his rants the parts on parents, nicknames, Oprah and other celebs, colors were my favorites and I laughed aloud Quick, easy read especially when you start reading it like he s doing his standup.

    23. Denny on said:

      Why We Suck is inflammatory but funny as hell I don t agree with all of Denis Leary s opinions, but I laughed out loud at almost every joke he told I only rated it 3 stars because there are probably readers out there who would be offended and pissed off by it than there are who would be highly entertained.

    24. Brandy on said:

      The other reviews hit all the high points here it s of the same from Leary it s better spoken than read it s a lot of rant rant rant without a lot of actual commentary Still, it was an entertaining enough listen I don t agree with a lot of what he said, but I can see where he s coming from on most of it.I was curious about this after I saw him interviewed on The Daily Show, and Jon Stewart asked about the autism isn t real debacle Leary clarified that he wasn t saying autism is completely made [...]

    25. Jacqui on said:

      Memorable Quotes I am here to explain how we can and must thin the herd and extricate the stupid and eradicate the obese and take Rush Limbaugh s head and make a bong out of it Open ass insert head THAT is the mantra with which most of America lives each and every day On gay marriage Why should straight married couples be the only ones who never have sex, argue incessantly over what to watch on TV and walk around on a daily basis harboring a deep and bottomless well of resentment and anger piece [...]

    26. Amy on said:

      If you like Denis Leary s ranting comedic style, you ll enjoy this book I could practically hear his voice in my head as I was reading Most surprising, perhaps, was the underlying tenderness throughout, especially in the stories about his parents, his brother, his wife kids The book isn t exactly a memoir, but certain chapters read like one, and added depth to what otherwise might have been a superficial comedic romp.Dr Leary and I hold similar opinions about many things For example This country [...]

    27. Ann on said:

      This book devoted only about 25% of itself to the topic suggested in the title mainly how North Americans are obsessed with celebrity, food, and are, in large part, stupid He also does his own take on the weary subject of how the male and female brains operate differently I ve seen and heard comedians tackle that exact subject so many times I was a little disappointed to see it trotted out again The other 75% was really a memoir of Leary s life as a child of Irish immigrants in Boston Leary is f [...]

    28. Bob Kublawi on said:

      I have been a big fan of Denis Leary for a long time now His two comedy albums are priceless I think my favorite bit is about coffee flavored coffee , which he reviews again in this book His stand up act is high energy, loud and hysterically funny.Leary s comedy has always been a commentary on the absurdity of what goes on all around us There is an honesty to what Leary has to say because he is not afraid to lampoon himself and his family to help throw light on just what he is trying to say He m [...]

    29. John on said:

      This was a hard book to rate because half of it was excellent and half of it was lame I give Leary a lot of credit, though, because books written by sand up comedians hardly ever pan out very well the only exception that immediately comes to mind is Steve Martin s PURE DRIVEL Jokes just don t go over as well on paper without the physical aspects of the comedian s delivery Also, I usually don t care for very coarse, vulgar comedians, but Leary s material thankfully doesn t rely on shock value to [...]

    30. TremayneFunchers on said:

      Denis Leary or Dr Denis Leary as he states himself has written a satirical masterpiece The Doctor uses his sarcastic wit to ask the true questions Americans do not want to ask themselves Offensive , racist, and sexist Leary uses his offensive nature to insult you enough to force you to think about the real issues in America Side note it s wicked hilarious One cannot push the idea that the obese , politicians and George Bush are America s major problems than Leary The Dr either makes your incred [...]

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