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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.
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.
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. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2009 by Sol
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. Read morePublished on April 28 2004 by Chris Frost
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! Read morePublished on Dec 28 2003 by Justin
This is a collection of dirty jokes, short fiction and autobiographical tidbits will please some readers and offend most others. Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2003 by A. Vegan
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... Read morePublished on April 26 2003
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. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2003 by tierney
This book rocks! I really loved it! I would recomend it to just about any one!!!!Published on Nov. 30 2002 by Kate
Hands down, this is the funniest book I ever read. Carey has mixed jokes, personal stories, fiction and fact to form this unique book. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2001 by J. Turner
This book is an interesting humor book. Part joke book, part biography, part short storeis. It's three short books combined into one. The first part is by the most hilarious. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2001 by sporkdude