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Rating 3 of fiveI was never all that big on Leary I don t like being yelled at the way he used to in those sneaker commercials in the 90s when he prowled around behind a chain link fence I m utterly certain I didn t spend my, or anyone else s, United States dollars procuring this book But here it is, and here it s been for at least a year.So where d it come from The Little Free Library No, why would I pick it up I called my Young Gentleman Caller Sweetiedarling, I cooed and then p Rating 3 of fiveI was never all that big on Leary I don t like being yelled at the way he used to in those sneaker commercials in the 90s when he prowled around behind a chain link fence I m utterly certain I didn t spend my, or anyone else s, United States dollars procuring this book But here it is, and here it s been for at least a year.So where d it come from The Little Free Library No, why would I pick it up I called my Young Gentleman Caller Sweetiedarling, I cooed and then paused for the ritual admonition not to call him that it makes his boys try to get back inside, Sweetiedarling nose sigh from YGC did you give me a Denis Leary book called Why We Don t Suck A startled pause Dennis Who he asked blankly My hearing is excellent and I could detect the redundant n in Dr Leary s name No joy.When one of y all sends me a giftie, I leave the card inside so I won t have to commit to memory who gave me nice stuff Memory is a slippery bar of soap at the best of times, but at my age when the bar drops there it stays Bending down in the shower Are you NUTS Do you know how many people my age break things that they still need doing that So I guess the bar of soap with the name of the donor is gone for good.Don t read this Browse through it If one attempted to swallow this guff in a gulp, back up it would come in a fountain of outrage as you damn near strangle while laughing Is it worth it For free, yeahI guess For money Under a buck, yes under two, maybe Library sales, garage sales, that level of venue Bookstore or Ammy Oh HELL no The Chronicles of St Mary s book ten will be out in a week or so, spend the spondulix on that Guaranteed laughs and less yelling Put on your cynical hat and you re likely to laugh until you cry If you ve been following the American political and cultural wars, however, you re likely to go straight to tears For everyone else, which isn t likely to be enough people to make a crowd, there will at least be some laughs.I had never heard of Dr Leary before reading this book although that s certainlya reflection on me than him I was merely looking for a light and jaunty read after plowing through a good deal of the ube Put on your cynical hat and you re likely to laugh until you cry If you ve been following the American political and cultural wars, however, you re likely to go straight to tears For everyone else, which isn t likely to be enough people to make a crowd, there will at least be some laughs.I had never heard of Dr Leary before reading this book although that s certainlya reflection on me than him I was merely looking for a light and jaunty read after plowing through a good deal of the uber serious books published recently And he certainly made me laugh Enough to prompt my wife, to put some dimension on it, who was downstairs at the time, to wonder what was going on.I am of Dr Leary s generation, which definitely helps I am not as familiar with pop and political culture as he is, however, sothan a few of the references were completely lost on me Most everyone who reads this book will suspect that Leary is of the opposite political camp, but we tend to do that with everyone we meet for the first time these days.His politics, overall, are what I would call cynical Northeastern boomer If you tick those three boxes, which I do, for the most part, you re likely to belike him than not I too have hunted and owned a gun before, but see no reason for anyone to buy an automatic assault rifle Life is always a slippery slope and that is no argument not to do things that make so much obvious sense e.g., Restricting the right to own guns designed only for human hunting I don t share all of Leary s political positions, to be sure But that s okay My parents, like his, taught me that just because we don t agree on everything doesn t automatically make you a bad person.There is a lot of cussing But for those of us who remember Lenny Bruce, Leary is pretty tame He acknowledges that he was schooled by nuns and the influence shows I don t swear very often but only because I find the vocabulary to be too complicated due to its ever changing standards Leary actually shares some pretty interesting funny research on this in the book And I was right I ve never heard at least one of thepopular swear words Leary is definitely an equal opportunity critic Partisans on both sides of the aisle will find plenty not to like He skewers both Trump and Clinton, although that obviously doesn t take the literary skills of a Dostoevsky or Shakespeare.You aren t likely to change the world after reading this book You are sure to get a moment of respite from it, however And that short hiatus may just give you the energy to get up and do something The field is wide open Your leadership is there for the taking You ll have to do it in 150 characters or less, and it will help if you know one of the Kardashians, but the trail is already there you won t have to blaze new ground I never read or listened to Leary s previous book, Why We Suck , but it s been on my to get to one day list for a long time I probably should have read that one first who knows But I saw this one on Audible and thought it might be slightlyrelevant, so I grabbed it And now I ve finished it I don t know what Why We Suck was like, but I think I need to move it up the list, because I kinda loved this It s part the dad lecture you and your sibling would get when you JUST WILL NOT I never read or listened to Leary s previous book, Why We Suck , but it s been on my to get to one day list for a long time I probably should have read that one first who knows But I saw this one on Audible and thought it might be slightlyrelevant, so I grabbed it And now I ve finished it I don t know what Why We Suck was like, but I think I need to move it up the list, because I kinda loved this It s part the dad lecture you and your sibling would get when you JUST WILL NOT FUCKING STOP BICKERING WITH EACH OTHER, and he doesn t GIVE A SHIT who is right or wrong or who started it, you re BOTH assholes, and KNOCK IT THE FUCK OFF, and part celebrity memoir I dunno if I would really consider myself a fan of Denis Leary I don t DISlike him or anything, it s just sometimes I like his work, and sometimes I don t I don t follow his career, but when something crosses my path that s good, I appreciate it I appreciated this It was funny, relevant, spot on in a lot of criticisms of both Democrats and Republicans and people in general, and showed Leary s acerbic wit and sense of humor It also was a surprisingly uplifting book, which maybe I shouldn t be surprised by, considering it s called Why We Don t Suck and theoretically one could assume that it s going to go into ways in which we aren t complete fucking assholes and maybe do something good or right in the world But I thought some of the examples of the ways that we don t suck were surprising, especially from him someone that I kinda imagine as a super jaded and cynical person Not necessarily out of any personal knowledge of him but I think that comedians all have to have those traits to a degree, and somethan others The personal stories that he shared in the book, of people he knows who took some type of adversity and turned it around to make a difference in the world, or people who were called to help, even if it meant that they gave their lives to do it, was pretty refreshing in a world dominated by mass shooting after mass shooting, and constant news of scandals and rollbacks of regulations meant to protect and help people, or the environment, or whatever The world is depressing these days, so it was nice to hear about some people selflessly doing good and using their time, platform, money, or influence to benefit others The celebrity memoir part I found especially humorous It was very self deprecating, whether it s Leary making a fool of himself in front of his idols, or people recognizing him, but mistaking him for anyone from Jane Lynch to Willem Defoe to Jon Bon Jovi He shares funny anecdotes and at one point I almost snorted coffee out of my nose when he asked Justin Timberlake for thong advice.I think part of that might ve been hearing him read the audiobook I don t know if it would have been as funny had I been reading the actual words on the page And I m not USUALLY a fan of authors reading their own work, but for this type of book, or when the author is also a performer, I ll make the exception, because they will perform it And he did And it was hilarious So Yeah It was actually less political than I expected, but I really enjoyed it for what it was If you maybe aren t offended super easily, check it out If you are, maybe still check it out It might be a good reminder that sometimes we can get caught up in our own shit and need a 3rd party to tell us to knock it the fuck off already I became a fan of Denis Leary through various programs on television, finding him to be a wonderful and funny actor So I picked up this book by him and it sof the same It s very much the same, funny and sharp, warm and sarcastic all at once I m not a very political person but he nails much of the craziness going on in the social and political arenas out there that makes us shake our heads He also can maybe help us laugh at it for a change, where we might not have been so able to prior I became a fan of Denis Leary through various programs on television, finding him to be a wonderful and funny actor So I picked up this book by him and it sof the same It s very much the same, funny and sharp, warm and sarcastic all at once I m not a very political person but he nails much of the craziness going on in the social and political arenas out there that makes us shake our heads He also can maybe help us laugh at it for a change, where we might not have been so able to prior I would say that s an improvement for sure An easy enjoyable read for a change of pace Thanks for reading A copy of this book was provided by Blogging For Books for this review How, I asked myself when I started this hilarious book, is he going to keep up this bi partisan banter for nearly 300 pages Turns out he couldn t or, at least, didn t The first two sections were great and the Tweets by historical figures was a lot of fun , but after that, it was Denis Leary patting himself on the back or simply throwing shade at only Trump I enjoy Denis Leary s humor, but frankly, I couldn t give a damn less about his life or the famous people whose names he likes to drop How, I asked myself when I started this hilarious book, is he going to keep up this bi partisan banter for nearly 300 pages Turns out he couldn t or, at least, didn t The first two sections were great and the Tweets by historical figures was a lot of fun , but after that, it was Denis Leary patting himself on the back or simply throwing shade at only Trump I enjoy Denis Leary s humor, but frankly, I couldn t give a damn less about his life or the famous people whose names he likes to drop And since I picked up the book to see BOTH sides of that failed election get crucified, the fun stopped early I ve been a big fan of Denis Leary since his FX television series Rescue Me that ran from 2004 2011 I read and enjoyed his first book entitled, Why We Suck This book is just as funny Denis writes well and has a lot of interesting things to say He starts off talking about politics but covers other topics in a way only he can I ll writelater but suffice it to say that I recommend this book highly A fewthoughts about this book Denis has been an actor for over 25 years but he I ve been a big fan of Denis Leary since his FX television series Rescue Me that ran from 2004 2011 I read and enjoyed his first book entitled, Why We Suck This book is just as funny Denis writes well and has a lot of interesting things to say He starts off talking about politics but covers other topics in a way only he can I ll writelater but suffice it to say that I recommend this book highly A fewthoughts about this book Denis has been an actor for over 25 years but he still often gets mistaken for other actors Most frequently, fans think he s Willem Dafoe, occasionally Kevin Bacon and quite a few others He writes that sometimes it s easier to go along with the mistaken impression than to disappoint a fan This backfired once when an Uber driver thought he was Kevin Bacon and actually called his wife to tell her who he was driving home He tells other funny stories like this and they all made me laugh In fact, I was reading this book at the gym once when I was on the treadmill and I actually laughed out loud People probably wondered what I was reading.I enjoyed the quotes he puts between chapters including Achievement has no color Abraham LincolnFirst God created man Then he had a better idea Sister Agnes Catherine, 1973Fame changes a lot of things But it can t change a lightbulb Gilda RadnerNothing prepared me for being this awesome Bill Murray You re not famous until my mother knows who you are Jay LenoIf frequent use of the f word bothers you, then this book is probably not for you But I think Denis Leary is a good guy who s devoted to his wife and 2 kids I could probably writeabout it, but I encourage you to pick up this book for yourself I hope you like it as much as I did I listened to the audio book of this, which was read by the author It s always wonderful to have the author as the narrator it s them telling their own story and it s like sitting in a room with them while they tell it While I didn t agree with all of his statements, Dr Leary cuts through most of the partisan crap we live with now and tells it like it is for anyone with common sense and a lack of tolerance for all the nonsense going on in our country Why We Don t Suck is a reminder to us I listened to the audio book of this, which was read by the author It s always wonderful to have the author as the narrator it s them telling their own story and it s like sitting in a room with them while they tell it While I didn t agree with all of his statements, Dr Leary cuts through most of the partisan crap we live with now and tells it like it is for anyone with common sense and a lack of tolerance for all the nonsense going on in our country Why We Don t Suck is a reminder to us all that WE are what makes up this country and it s up to us to shape what we want it to be I ve always liked Denis Leary I liked him as a stand up and as an actor I loved his TV series The Job and Rescue Me , many of his movie roles and as a guest on talk shows I ve liked his previous books, so you could call me a fan and I would not deny it However, the last two projects Denis has done have been less than stellar and that has me a bit worried that he is losing his edge perspective and humorous snarky self His last TV show, Sex Drugs Rock Roll was almost unwatchable for me I ve always liked Denis Leary I liked him as a stand up and as an actor I loved his TV series The Job and Rescue Me , many of his movie roles and as a guest on talk shows I ve liked his previous books, so you could call me a fan and I would not deny it However, the last two projects Denis has done have been less than stellar and that has me a bit worried that he is losing his edge perspective and humorous snarky self His last TV show, SexDrugsRockRoll was almost unwatchable for me He was about as believable as a faded rock star as Meryl Streep was in Ricki and the Flash Neither one of them have that certain vibe As good an actress as Streep is, she couldn t pull it off Denis, I believe is a decent actor and writer, but that show was one hot mess of inauthentic portrayals of rock musicians and story lines This book had its moments, but there is too much bragging of look what I did instead of actually telling a story on himself You know he is proud of the stuff he is relating as embarrassing moments in his life career The disappointment I feel is based on the fact that Denis does not have to blow his own horn He s talented, he s smart, he s funny and attractive he should leave it to others to praise him This makes him look like a very insecure guy which is the total opposite of his image (EBOOK) Ö Why We Don't Suck Å From the author of the bestselling Why We Suck comes a searing comic look at these divisive times, skewering liberals and conservatives alike with a signature dose of sarcasm and common sense Denis Leary refutes the current highly partisan Right Wing Nutjob versus Left Wing Snowflake approach to American politics where you re either one or the other, with no gray areas in between Leading a new protest movement called Gray Lives Matter, he takes equal opportunity aim at the screaming heads we see arguing every night on CNN the Clinton News Network and Fox s Fair and Balanced Republican Report With a devoted mission to Make America Laugh Again, Denis tackles the topics we all hold close to our American hearts Twitter, Instagram, and the seemingly endless search for fame and diet vodka In a country so gluten free that a box of jelly donuts is now a bigger threat than Vladimir Fucking Putin where college kids are afraid of Ann Coulter than HIV it s time for someone to stand up and stop the insanity Or at least defend the double cheeseburger With a side order of free porn Denis is that guy He ll answer such burning questions as when will Hillary run out of pantsuits And why wasn t her campaign motto Hey America It s My Fucking Turn As Denis says in the book Trump s election gave me faith that even I 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inside my own head.This book is hilarious and smart, too Leary rips on everyone so don t take it personally if you have a favorite politician or even reality tv star cuz he rips on them However, if you can put your bias aside you ll realize Leary is right We all need to put our bipartisan bs aside and work together and actually fix the problems, not blame libertards and conservadicks In addition to politics he shares some hilarious stories from his career, ones that had me nearly in tears Do yourself and everyone else a favor read this book