In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks...: And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy
by Adam Carolla
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"A couple years back, I was at the Phoenix airport bar. It was empty except for one heavy-set, gray bearded, grizzled guy who looked like he just rode his donkey into town after a long day of panning for silver in them thar hills. He ordered a Jack Daniels straight up, and that's when I overheard the young guy with the earring behind the bar asking him if he had ID. At first the old sea captain just laughed. But the guy with the twinkle in his ear asked again. At this point it became apparent that he was serious. Dan Haggerty's dad fired back, 'You've got to be kidding me, son.' The bartender replied, 'New policy. Everyone has to show their ID.' Then I watched Burl Ives reluctantly reach into his dungarees and pull out his military identification card from World War II." It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys. What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers. Adam Carolla has had enough of this insanity and he's here to help us get our collective balls back. In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks is Adam's comedic gospel of modern America. He rips into the absurdity of the culture that demonized the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, turned the nation's bathrooms into a lawless free-for-all of urine and fecal matter, and put its citizens at the mercy of a bunch of minimum wagers with axes to grind. Peppered between complaints, Carolla shares candid anecdotes from his day to day life as well as his past Sunday football at Jimmy Kimmel's house, his attempts to raise his kids in a society that he mostly disagrees with, his big showbiz break, and much, much more. Brilliantly showcasing Adam's spot-on sense of humor, this book cements his status as a cultural commentator/comedian/complainer extraordinaire.
Throw away your preconcieved notions
Adam Carolla is a highly under rated comedic genius. If you've already formed your opinion on Adam based on small samplings of "The Man Show" or talk show appearances, you'd be served well to give this a listen.
Adam has the ability to take a unique angle on any topic, and provide an interesting and thought provoking take. You may not always agree, but you might laugh and at least have a better understanding of where he is coming from. Even if you own the book, the audio book is worth listening to, as this isn't merely a rereading of the book.
Funny antidote for Political Correctness
Like David Sedaris, it is far more enjoyable to hear Adam Carolla read his material than it is to read it yourself. His poignant telling of the shame he felt entering the 5th grade unable to read is an indictment of progressive education ideology. He is a funny breath of fresh air in an increasingly politically correct society.
GET IT (this audiobook) ON (your ipod)!!
Most of you know Adam Carolla from 'The Man Show'. I was not a big fan of the show. It just wasn't my cup of tea. On the few times I would watch it, however, I did think that Adam Carolla had something special. I could just tell by looking at him that there was something going on up there (in his skull). He just looked like he was thinking something smart and funny. Fast-forward to just a few years ago when I discovered the Adam Carolla podcast. Turns out I was right! After listening to the first few episodes, I was hooked immediately. Adam is not only funny and smart, but he has a boat-load of common sense and the nuggets to tell it like he sees it without pulling any punches. This book is the next chapter in the Adam Carolla legacy. His current fans will absolutely love it. If you are not familiar with Carolla, I urge you to buy this book. I guarantee that, after listening to it, you'll go straight to the iTunes store and start listening to his daily podcast. It, along with this book, are flat out terrific.