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Why We Suck

A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid

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The New York Times bestseller

One of America's most original and biting comic satirists, Denis Leary takes on all the poseurs, politicians, and pop culture icons who have sucked in public for far too long. Sparing no one, Leary zeroes in on the ridiculous wherever he finds it-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.

Proudly Irish-American, defiantly working class, with a reserve of compassion for the underdog and the overlooked, Leary delivers blistering diatribes that are both penetrating social commentary with no holds barred and laugh-out-loud funny. As always, Leary's impassioned comic perspective in Why We Suck is right on target.

Publishers Weekly Review

Sep 15, 2008 – According to Leary, his first book is not for the faint of heart, by which he means Americans: “I am here to debunk and declassify and otherwise hold up a brutally honest mirror to our fat, ugly, lazy American selves.” Now, a good many comedians make a career out of daring to speak the ugly, gasping truths that few others would. Leary brings a particularly acid-tinged tone to his rantings about annoying children, why cats are satanic spawn, what an ugly racket the Catholic Church is and (more surprisingly) why he loves Oprah. The book will most likely appeal to fans of Leary, and while the material might have been better delivered as a live performance (some of these hate-laced monologues are just begging to be read aloud), Leary himself wildly entertains.

Customer Reviews

Great book

I read it on a plane and had to stop laughing out loud. (I was getting some strange looks.)

Great book a lot of fun to read.

Very good

I got this a couple of days ago and it has surpassed my expectations of it. This is a very funny book, that is very well written, and really has quite a bit of truth in it. I had to stop reading it in class because I was cracking up so much.


This is a really good laugh out loud read about America. This the greatest place on earth though!!

Why We Suck
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Humor
  • Published: Nov 18, 2008
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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