Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid
'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... show more
'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. 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. 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.
Publish date: November 18th 2008
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
Opening Line: Put this book down. Right now." 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 a...
Not a terrible book, but most of Leary's comedic ability comes from his presence.
I have never, ever been a fan of Denis Leary. Ever. But I saw him talking about this book on the Daily Show and decided to give it a try. To my surprise, it wasn't bad.I didn't really learn anything and wouldn't read it again, but still, not a bad book.
When I was a kid, Denis Leary's "No Cure For Cancer" show was the funniest thing I'd ever seen. I've always remained a fan since my first exposure to Mr. Leary, recently getting into his TV show, "Rescue Me". While this book was what you'd expect from Leary, I still found myself bored at times. Some...
I really love Denis Leary's standup comedy, so was looking forward to this book. It was an okay read, but I think it was just too much all in one place at one time. Probably should have spread it out over a week or so!