Saturday, November 13, 2010

Review: In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks

In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks: . . . And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White GuyThis is a new book by comedian Adam Carolla.  As a confession: I have not missed a single episode of his podcast/show since it began airing.  Even the old East Indian sitar version of the Who's "I can see for miles" theme intro brings back great memories. 

Ok, those were shitty memories of riding a God-forsaken bus to work at 5:00 AM on an hour-long ride to a former job, packed between greasy mechanics and shipfitters in jump-suits nodding off in a pre-dawn coma.  Heads all bouncing and swaying with the movement of the bus.  But the podcast made it survivable.  I really, sincerely mean that.  Had it not been for Adam's show, I would've slid open the bus window, stretched my head out as far as I could and waited for a passing utility pole to take it off in a sudden thump.  I needed that show and it came at the right time.

Now, for the book: It's basically a re-wrapping of his sentiments, views, quotes, analogies, metaphors, and advice dished out as far back as The Man Show, Love Line and his current show (since inception).  Nothing at all wrong with that.  That is not meant to be a discounting.  It's actually a perfect distillation and compression of the best of that, and then some.  So if you haven't absorbed Carolla as thoroughly as you would've preferred, now's your chance.  The book is a quick read (@245 pages) but very lean and fat-free.  If you thought you were the only person who thinks The View to be stupid, you have great company.  Enjoy!

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