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Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined [Mass Market Paperback]

Drew Carey
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Book Description

Sept. 1 1998
Drew Carey scripted and starred in his own cable special for years before hooking up with Bruce Helford and creating The Drew Carey Show. He is also the host of his own show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? We all know Drew Carey from his award-winning stand-up career and his hit television show, but do we really know Drew Carey, the person? Now, meet the true Drew, in his book, the bawdy, irreverent, and hilarious Dirty Jokes and Beer, and find out about all the many sides of the misunderstood Hollywood star.

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The enigmatic star of the hugely popular Drew Carey Show divulges the secrets of his rise to stardom and his life as a standup comedian in the audiobook version of Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined. Despite the title's promise, this isn't just three hours of filth and debauchery--well, not quite. Carey also shares an unexpected admission about being molested as a child, a surprisingly serious and moving moment. This solemnity, however, is a brief respite from almost three hours of bawdy humor--fables of all things dirty and odes to everything politically incorrect. Carey's jokes are nothing new or original, but he doesn't profess them to be. These are characterizations of people he has met throughout his life: grotesque slobs, cheap hookers, and lousy drunks. They're not exactly inspirational characters, but Carey manages to see--and relate--their funny sides. Carey borrows his jokes from barroom culture, leaving them raw and uncensored. Listening to the tape, you can almost smell the stale tobacco and taste the draft beer. Some listeners will delight in Carey's anecdotes about anatomically astonishing penises and his other jokes, while others may feel slightly nauseated. Dirty Jokes and Beer leaves little middle ground; you'll either love it or rip your headphones off in disgust. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This collection of dirty jokes, short fiction, and autobiographical tidbits will please some readers and offend others. Carey, a stand-up comic and star of his own TV show, writes mostly about sex, drinking, gambling, football, and television. One of his favorite topics seems to be his "big dick" jokes. Four-letter words predominate, giving the book a definite adolescent, male tone. Carey points out that the raunchier his material, the more popular he became, seeming almost surprised at the public's reaction. To his credit, he also includes a sampling of the negative reviews and letters he has received. The short stories are the most interesting. Carey reads with the familiarity and conviction of one reading his own work. Overall, though, this book has limited appeal; not recommended.?Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By Sol
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This 'book' is downright awful. I read the book looking to learn about Drew's experience over the years - instead you get his non-stop whining about everything in life. He keeps talking about how he passed over using a ghostwriter - and it shows. The quality of writing is crummy. The book bounces around with no direction whatsoever. Even the revelation of him having gone through sexual abuse as a child is treated like an unnecessary diversions from the plethora of boring cliched and tired comedic bits strewn around the book. The only saving grace were the jokes at the beginning of each chapter - and Drew had nothing to do with those.

If you want to read a book that was written by someone going through adolescence, this would be it. Otherwise, there are far better books by other comedians (George Carlin, Gene Wilder, etc)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the show April 28 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you're a fan of The Drew Carey Show, then you will love this book. Consider it a kind of extension of the show, only better, because in print, he isn't limited by censors. By his own admission, the book covers ground that he couldn't even begin to touch on air. This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to know what the show really should have been like.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Carey does it again! Dec 29 2003
By Justin
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is great! Drew Carey's views on life express what we all think. From front to back this book is the one for you! It comes with jokes, stories of Drew's life, about his show, his teenager-hood, and even some pictures of Drew when he was little. If you like comedey and don't mind bad language, buy this book!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very limited appeal Nov. 24 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a collection of dirty jokes, short fiction and autobiographical tidbits will please some readers and offend most others. Drew Carey, a stand-up comic and star of his own TV show, writes mostly about sex, drinking, gambling, football and television. Four-letter words dominate this book, giving the book a definite adolescent, male tone. Carey makes note that the more offensive his material, the more popular he became. He also includes a sample of the negative reviews and letters he has received. Overall, this book has a very limited appeal and I don't recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars for this TYPE of Book April 26 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I thought the book was great.. It was his first book and I thought it was pretty funny.. You should not expect this to be a piece of great literature but it is GREAT for what it is.. a comedian's life told by the comedian. I will buy another book written by Mr. Carey if he chooses to write one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars obsession Feb. 9 2003
By tierney
Format:Mass Market Paperback
i couldn't put this book down. i spent every spare second reading it. if u want to know about drew carey from drew carey, then read this book. it gives u insight to how drew thinks and is also somewhat inspiring. makes u want to be a better drew fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DIRTY JOKESAND BEER ROCKS!!! Nov. 30 2002
By Kate
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book rocks! I really loved it! I would recomend it to just about any one!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hands down the funniest book I've ever read. Dec 5 2001
Format:Paperback
Hands down, this is the funniest book I ever read. Carey has mixed jokes, personal stories, fiction and fact to form this unique book. The stories at the end of the book made me laugh for hours.
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