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Mixed feelings: hilarious and cliche stories

  • Jul 12, 2010
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I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell seems like novel straight from some fraternity's memoir. Max Tucker recounts stories of his partying, womanizing, and in general stupidness during his years in law school at Duke. A book that has gotten a lot of attention in recent times because he graphically writes about his sexual encounters with women. It is one of those novels that you pick up to read a few of the chapters to get a laugh but obviously there is no real value or substance in it. Written in noncontinuous stories per chapter, Tucker does a propensity for entertaining the reader with his stories of drunk rage in the South with rednecks as well as bedding girls who clearly do not have brains. For example, bedding a girl in a one night stand and peeing on the bed but waking up the next morning and convincing the girl that she peed in the bed. Definitely feels like crazy drunken nights that guys brag to their guy friends.
Some readers are horrified by his stories and he has taken heat as in general as a despicable person, but I feel that one has to read this book light-heartedly. Yes, he is an ass but he never pretended to be anything else. 

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November 07, 2010
I agree with you. You probably need to be in the right mood or at least feel light-hearted enough to read this piece and not take it to heart. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
 
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I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell is a book written by Tucker Max, published in 2006, that details anecdotal stories of debauchery and belligerence. It made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2006, 2007 and 2008. It sold an estimated 70,000 copies its first year.

Composed of short stories narrated by the author, the book is told in a highly embellished style and often focuses on the narrator's humorous excess. The stories normally deal with themes of drinking (often to excess), insulting people, and embarrassing sexual encounters. A sequel, entitled 'Assholes Finish First', is set to be released by Simon and Schuster in 2009.

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ISBN-10: 0806527285
ISBN-13: 978-0806531069
Author: Tucker Max
Genre: Non-fiction
Publisher: Citadel Press
Date Published: January 1, 2006
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