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Thursday, March 15, 2012

In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks: . . . And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy by Adam Carolla

"...all things being equal, which is better?"
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We listened to this book while driving 8 hours to the beach in Port Aransas. Adam Carolla kept my five children and husband occupied. I drove and laughed my head off. I think I might have dislocated my jaw from laughing in some parts of the book. This book is Adam's view of the world in general and how people are in particular. Mainly, that the general public had gotten dumber, more powerful, and therefore more menacing. I sometimes listen to his podcast.

Adam has hilarious view on allergies, even if he's very wrong. I don't always agree with his views. I have a child who's severely allergic to wheat, soy, dairy, eggs and split peas. It does makes a difference if that child is going to be in the same room with the things that trigger his allergies. However, that same child listened to the book with us and found the whole thing hilarious.

Adam read the audiobook version, so there are many digressions. In fact, I think I'll get the book and read it as he mentioned the audiobook bears only a slight resemblance to the printed book. I get the feeling that this guy can really complain and do it well. He complains in an entertaining way that I'm not quite sure if people is going to take him seriously. He does have good points about pies, bathroom, and drinks.

My children goes around quoting him. I did make it clear that the 'bad words' stays in the audio and not to be uttered aloud. So far, no slips. The bottom line is, if you want entertaining books to take you out of your doldrums, then this book is it. We give this book a five star!

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