I just read "Crash and Burn"...

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  1. AliAdams

    AliAdams Well-Known Member VIP

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    I did not know it would be so horribly depressing. Anyone else felt crummy after reading it?
     
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    I got it for Xmas some years ago and still not read it.....
     
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    Correction To fat to fish is the one I have
     
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    Frank Well-Known Member

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    Too Fat to Fish is a much better book. You can tell he's giving more and more work over to his co-writer with C&B.
     
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    i recommend listening to the audio version of crash and burn on you tube..
    its really bleak and heartbreaking because the reader is so good
     
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    I listened to the audio version, never read book. the guy who reads the audio book is really good. It's very sad after listening too crash and burn realizing that nothing in his life has r ally changed. He still is a drug addict who just continues to make excuses. He also lost Adrienne which was a sizeable amount of ass kissing in the latter part of the book
     
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    It was like a broken record. Gets another chance and once again blows it.

    Rinse and repeat.
     
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    It's a profoundly depressing read.

    It actually stayed with me for a while. The chapter where he details his suicide attempt made my physically ill. And all the misery he put his mother thru - staying in bed for a year, sending her out to get him drugs - FUCK! It's just so gross.

    It's also an uneven, poorly structured book. The writing quality roller-coasters, as if Artie and Anthony Boza took turns at the keyboard.

    It occasionally felt like reading a manuscript, not a finished memoir. My guess is it was delivered well past its deadline and the publisher had to scramble to make a book out of what they were given..

    They're currently working on Artie's third book. That should be something...
     
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    I also found it depressing. Especially the end where he reveals the earlier stuff was a lie.
     
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