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

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A book by Adam Carolla

Reading In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks opened my eyes to three things: 1) Adam is a top-notch complainer, probably the best in the world, 2) America is in serious trouble, and 3) Adam is hilarious. Adam uses this book to break down … see full wiki

Author: Adam Carolla
Genre: Entertainment
Publisher: Crown Archetype
1 review about In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks: . ....

It would be funnier if it wasn't true

  • Feb 15, 2011
Rating:
+4
I've been a fan of Adam Carolla's radio personalities since he was doing Mr. Birchum on the KROQ morning show in Los Angeles, and I've been subscribing to his multiple podcasts since the beginning.  So after constant marketing by Adam himself promoting his own book, as well as a bit of guilt for enjoying so much of his content for free, I decided to buy the Kindle version of his book.

As the title suggests, In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks: . . . And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy, Adam has quite a few gripes with the direction things are headed as a society, and as a middle-aged (or at least middle-aged adjacent) white guy myself, I can do some back-seat nodding in agreement to his rants.  Adam doesn't claim to affiliate himself with either side of the political aisle, and as such, takes several cracks pointed across the political spectrum -- in most cases, you end up shaking your head saying, "yeah...that makes sense.  Why can't government get this right?"  The other topics of Adam's rants are diverse and there's bound to be something to entertain as well as offend anyone who reads the book.  Anything from common courtesy, peanut allergies, mom-blogs, immigration, religion, racism and more -- all topics are fare game, but the entire book exudes Adam's voice throughout, and his dry wit and sense of humor will have you laughing out loud more than once.

My only gripe with the book is that because I've listened to Adam's radio shows for so long, I've already heard several of the stories in the book before.  This isn't all bad as it has given Adam years to hone his stories and put them down on paper in a well organized fashion.  But I do kind of feel like I didn't get as much value out of it because I was already such a big a fan -- kind of like when you buy a "Greatest Hits" album of band where you already own all the albums.

One last suggestion is if you are going to pick up this book -- get yourself a paperback copy.  While I love the convenience of reading the Kindle version from my iPhone, I feel like this is a book you should want to share with your friends, and unfortunately, technology is doing it's best to prevent us from sharing.  If you don't feel like sharing, just leave a copy on the back of toilet.  Since the book is full of anecdotes, you don't need to read it cover to cover to get the whole story -- You could just open up to any page and relive a few pages at a time. 

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