Are Artie's books any good?

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  1. lastlaugh

    lastlaugh Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking for an autobiography to read for a break in my normal reading routine. Just how good are the two Artie wrote?
     
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    This is a good biography.
     
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    When I first read it/them, I assumed it was comedic nonfiction.

    Now I think they should be listed under fiction.

    Also his second book is pretty much him begging to get Adrienne back.
     
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    The first book will make you love him, the second one will make you hate him.
     
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    Artie's second book is the fake article.
     
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    ^This. They're good if you like fiction.
     
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    They really are a great read but like the rest has said, most of it is fiction i am afraid. But still a great read.
     
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    They are great. I love fiction.
     
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    Has he written one about how to fuck up a really lucrative career? I got to figure that one is pretty good.
     
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    They're both ok but a lot of stuff comes across as heavily embellished. Also, the first book there's barely a page goes by where he doesn't credit someone for 'saving his life'.
     
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    Too Fat to Fish is very funny (though of you're an ardent Stern listener you've heard a lot of the stories before) and a breeze to read.

    Crash & Burn is not very funny at all. It is, however, Dark and depressing. Not a fun read.
     
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    Try "Quivers a Life" She's to fat too fish.
     
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    About as good as his movie was.

    The baby guerilla

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    i have too fat to fish, it's good, foreword by howard stern and plenty stories
     
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    They are good books for a 2-3 hour airplane ride. Even if you don't finish, you are not really compelled to get to the end
     
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    They are fairly entertaining. I borrowed from the library - Didnt want to spend money on a book I wouldn't read again. I only believed a small portion of it though cause Artie makes shit up as he goes along.
     
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    I found them to be boring
    who cares about listing all his drug use?
     
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