Discussion in 'The Artie Lange Show' started by Scott, Oct 28, 2013.
I will review it as I go. I'm a slow reader though so it'll be old news by then.
Finished the forward by Joe Buck and the introduction. I haven't really learned anything so far but it's pretty entertaining. I haven't listened to the Stern Show much since he left and barely heard his show with Nick and not one second of his current show so this is bringing back a lot of memories.
I read Too Fat to Fish and it really angered me. I hated how he kept getting chances and shitting on the people he loved. I know this book will be much darker and it will probably piss me off even more. But much like my music, I like my books dark and horrific.
On to chapter one!
How much is the book on Kindle? my wife got a kindle for free and I downloaded 3 free books from Kindle the other day but haven't started them yet
I may not start them until I read Artie's book
I believe it was about $13. I am a quarter of the way through it. It is very good. I don't want to spoil anything so I won't get into details but it makes Too Fat To Fish look like a romance novel. I can't believe he's still alive. And I haven't even gotten to the bad shit yet.
Thank you and sounds like I will get the book, I still like a book I can read and when I am done stick it on a bookshelf so I may wait but I may end up getting impatient and going the Kindle route since we have a free one
CANT WAIT for mine to come in....doin hardcover.
I saw it at the bookstore and took a quick look. It looks like there's quite a bit in there.
1st chapter covers his stand up on Carnegie hall and how he got high in the hotel and that pretty much ended the relationship with daner
then he talked about the teddy fight and how he spent Amsterdam with a hooker he trademarked whoreguide
I'm halfway through. I think I'm just about at the suicide attempt. He has hit bottom several times.
Finished. It's worth reading. And fuck you Artie for constantly having the world handed to you and fucking it up every time because you're a big fat selfish man-baby.
Excellent way to describe him.
Just don't take it so personally when he does it again then.
To me, the big lug's like Tyson without Cuss, when daddy died an endless fuckup with no leash was born. Tragic.
I don't take it personally. But it's frustrating to witness.
Comedy is born out of tragedy. Don't you think his traumatic experience of his father's fall and subsequent slow decline into death at such a young age contributed to his comedic talents and sensibilities? Sort of like how Bruce Wayne is Batman because his parents were murdered right in front of him. I remember a period where Art got really dark with his comedy, but also poignant, because he was facing his own mortality. We also enabled/enable his past actions by buying his books/cds/dvds, laughing at the stories he tells/told when he was high, the support and love he received on Howard when he was basically fucked up 24/7 and even calling in now when he is clean, saying how much we love the stuff he did before.
Addiction is a vicious cycle, exacerbated by the fact that he is a celebrity. I love art and hope he can stay on the straight and narrow from now and lives a long life because when he dies, his comedy dies. However, we do owe a lot of laughs thanks to his addictions.
I liked the book.
I wonder who he was talking about fucking him over in his darkest hour and wanting them dead in the conclusion tho
It was Stover
hes on conan tonight....he did the jason ellis show today....i heard that was good....where is the jason ellis show?...can i hear it online or is it only sirius?