Not Taco Bell Material (2020)

Not Taco Bell Material Adam Carolla Not Taco Bell Material In his second book Adam Carolla author of New York Times bestseller In Fifty Years We ll All Be Chicks and chart topping podcaster reveals all the stories behind how he came to be the angry middle ag
  • Title: Not Taco Bell Material
  • Author: Adam Carolla
  • ISBN: 9780307888877
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Hardcover
Not Taco Bell Material Adam Carolla In his second book, Adam Carolla author of New York Times bestseller In Fifty Years We ll All Be Chicks and chart topping podcaster reveals all the stories behind how he came to be the angry middle aged man he is today Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrIn his second book, Adam Carolla author of New York Times bestseller In Fifty Years We ll All Be Chicks and chart topping podcaster reveals all the stories behind how he came to be the angry middle aged man he is today Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best stories and debuts some never before heard tales as well Organized by the myriad dumps Carolla called home through the flophouse apartments he rented in his twenties, up to the homes he personally renovated after achieving success in Hollywood the anecdotes here follow Adam s journey and the hilarious pitfalls along the way Adam Carolla started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over fifteen years, yet he never lost his underdog demeanor He s still connected to the working class guy he once was, and delivers a raw and edgy, fish out of water take on the world he lives in but mostly disagrees with , telling all the stories, no matter who he offends family, friends or the famous.
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  1. Peter Derk

    If you ve listened to Adam Carolla on the radio, you ve probably heard about 90% of these stories before in some form or another I guess what you re paying for with the book is a coherent collection that has some structure to it.I listened to the audiobook, which was an interesting experience for a couple reasons.1 Rather than reading his own book out loud, Carolla seems to get the beats of a story and then just retell it, which suits me just fine I m sure that s annoying to some people out the [...]

  2. Erin

    Oh Adam Carolla, I want to like you, but the I get to know you, the distasteful I find you Some of his anecdotes were funny I especially enjoyed the one about Natalie from the Dixie Chicks But I think I enjoyed that story mostly because it was a masterful prank played on Carolla by Jimmy Kimmel, and not another story about how great Carolla thinks he is This book felt like one long rant about how shitty everything and everyone around him is, and how great he is for overcoming it all Carolla to [...]

  3. Jon

    I sat in the car the other day listening to Adam Carolla being interviewed on the radio It was interesting enough that it kept me from going into Home Depot, which is fairly significant I found this book at the local library a few days later, and based on the interview and the other reviews here, I gave it a shot.On the one hand, there were funny paragraphs that made me laugh out loud at least three times On the other hand, even though I don t normally use foul language in reviews, this book is [...]

  4. Kelley Tackett

    I used to hate Adam Carolla I thought he was just some guy riding Jimmy Kimmel s coattails doing dumb shows like The Man Show Then I listened to his first book In Fifty Years, We ll All Be Chicks and changed my mind Carolla is my kind of people The title of this book comes from him applying at Taco Bell and being told that he was not Taco Bell material As he points out, if you can fill out the application at Taco Bell in anything other than Crayon, you re Taco Bell material I wish I could have l [...]

  5. Jim

    I live under a rock I ve never seen Jimmy Kimmel, save for brief commercials, never even heard of Adam Carolla or any of the shows he does So why did I listen to this I have no idea It was interesting generally funny, though I wonder if we ever partied down in Baha Mexico south of Encinada I was there about the same time, IIRC Of course, if you were really there, the memories are pretty hazy not just due to time.This is a loose bunch of funny anecdotes held together by the places he was living a [...]

  6. Andrew Oshman

    Updated Review Overall, this book made me happy, but I think there won t be a huge audience that loves this book For those who want to be entertained, read his book, In 50 years, We ll All Be Chicks Not Taco Bell Material is of those wondering about his journey and how it s possible to overcome crappy jobs and situations to succeed There are some very funny parts to this book and the whole concept of using a Tan Gent to go off on a tangent is one example of Ace Man s brilliance Carolla is a gen [...]

  7. Joe Tynan

    It ain t Shakespeare, but it served well on a sick, miserable Sunday afternoon and now to find something for a sick, miserable Monday afternoon.

  8. Dione

    This is a hilarious read If you enjoy when authors can poke good hud fun at their upbringing, then this is the book for you

  9. Jane

    Let me start by saying to my friends that I am NOT recommending this book to you I was almost hesitant to give it 3 stars because I ran the risk of one of my friends seeing that I liked it and picking it up and I didn t want to have to explain myself I don t think that my friends and I are the intended audience Maybe a twenty something immature man is really right audience Nevertheless, I m a forty something year old woman and I still gave it 3 stars Why Well, I ll start by reminding you that my [...]

  10. April Hamilton

    There s a bit of retread from Carolla s first book, In Fifty Years We ll All Be Chicks, here, but there s a also a bit background and detail given on the repeated anecdotes so it didn t really bother me.Carolla, as always, is hilarious in his cantankerous, profanity laced tirades against political correctness and other ills of modern society, but this book is much of a real autobiography than his first It traces his life from childhood to the present via a framework of the homes he s resided i [...]

  11. Rachel

    Okay, I only have myself to blame for this one I ve never listened to Loveline or seen The Man Show nor had any interest in seeking those out But I liked the title, as well as the subtitle, from a dump with a dirt lawn, a hero will rise and I ve seen Adam Carolla on a couple of talk shows and found him funny, so I picked this book up.This is a memoir, each chapter begins with a photo of where he was living at the time the events took place, and it s or less in chronological order Fifty pages in [...]

  12. Alec

    I can t say for certain, but I have an inkling that no other person in history has ever read Not Taco Bell Material, Adam Carolla s memoir and a monument to listless parenting and general unimpressiveness immediately after reading about the super human exploits of William Stevenson Too bad, because it s clearly a natural fit I can picture the cocktail party conversation You know, I read William Stevenson was responsible for convincing Niels Bohr to defect, thus keeping his vital nuclear research [...]

  13. Robbie

    I wish this had been better I think Adam s a funny guy, a smart guy sadly, this doesn t translate into his being a good writer Each chapter begins with a photo of a dwelling where Adam lived, and then he tells about the time he lived in that place It starts off fairly well, with Adam telling us about his early years, his relationship with his parents, etc, and that bit s actually quite good his mom and dad sound like interesting people, if a bit wacky and unconventional I wish it had kept going [...]

  14. Crown Publishing Group

    In his second book, Adam Carolla author of New York Times bestseller In Fifty Years We ll All Be Chicks and chart topping podcaster reveals all the stories behind how he came to be the angry middle aged man he is today.Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood He tackled rants in his first book, and now he tells his best [...]

  15. Becky

    Although some of the language was crude and the actions objectionable, I found myself laughing out loud while I read this book It was a sad commentary about how many people think these days I did love the ending which summed up the moral of the story Until I read Mr Carolla s books, I thought he was unfunny and sophomoric However, once I got to know how his mind worked, I discovered that he really was a likable guy who made mistakes and was trying to grow up into a responsible adult of sorts Alt [...]

  16. Pete

    Comedy book from, radio personality movie star tv star podcast legend Not your usual comedy book as it centers around true stories from Adam Carolla s life Carolla grew up in North Hollywood with an extremely passive, poor family An alarming number of stories contain someone being peed, pooped, or vomited on I was constantly shaking my head and laughing than not Highlights include the chapter about his socially retarded friend Ray as well as a prank Jimmy Kimmel played on Adam in the last chapt [...]

  17. Steve

    If you re like me, you really didn t become aware of who Adam Carolla is until he appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice or subsequently Dancing with the Stars But the author of this comic monologue got his start hosting a radio call in program, Loveline as well as that show s initial run on MTV You may also remember him from The Man Show, Crank Yankers, the Adam Carolla Project and The Car Show You may see him weekly on The O Reilly Factor or hear his brand of comedy on his pod cast.This second b [...]

  18. David

    In the summer of 1997 I was addicted to the radio Late one night I plugged in my headphones and turned on q101 chicago s alternative station, which was shaping my tween world.At 11, the techno hour ended and on accident I heard my first episode of Loveline I was hooked Two hours go sex, drug, and relationship advice with rock and role guest stars It was an education you can t get at school Adam and Drew, while never gods to me, were role models and teachers of the human condition.I follow the ca [...]

  19. Tajanator

    Let me begin this review by stating that I don t read autobiographies, I don t listen to audiobooks, and I don t enjoy non fiction.That said, my 3 star rating should be taken for that face value.Mr Carolla is a man that I grew up listening to During my high school years, when we were all affraid to talk about certain subjects, this man entertained us nightly on Love Line with Dr Drew while we secretly held our radios speaker side up under the pillow to avoid mom hearing what we were tuning in t [...]

  20. Paul

    While not as sidesplittingly hilarious as his first book, Not Taco Bell Material still does not disappoint The book takes you on a tour through the progress of his life, as symbolized by the houses he lived in Each chapter represents another chapter in his life as roughly defined by his house So, earlier on, for example, you find him living in a garage, while struggling to find odd jobs Later on, to give another example, he talk about the period of life when he finally owned his first house and [...]

  21. Mike

    ribald, funny inspiring, rotating cast of degenerate roommates, redemption success, and a call to action Tell your sh tty neighbors to shut the ef up and take a hike 7if there was such a thing as 3rd hand, the Carollas would have jumped on that train70Mexican guy who made fred sanford look like the Monopoly man118Frisky, 50 s nudie mag.pless chicks in huge panties w huge beehive hairdos huge cans w huge saucerlike nipples No internet, any porn in a storm.125Ray pissing on Snakes leg at a breakfa [...]

  22. Amanda

    Corolla told a great story based on all the different places that he lived throughout his life It was a neat look into his back story Nice to see a normal blue collar guy make it yet stay pretty humble He referenced his earlier book, which now I wish I had read before because there are many references to it in the book I did enjoy the style in which he writes just like I do, I write like I speak so I have a feeling I will be reading that at some point as well.This is a great book if you like bio [...]

  23. Chris

    I m a big Carolla fan and I like the concept of this book But between Loveline and his own shows, I heard pretty much all these stories and many of them multiple times before reading the book If you ve been listening to the Aceman for a long time, this may not be worth your time BUT, if you re just getting aboard the pirate ship and want to learn about Adam s life and times, then this book is a fantastic source of fun and info.

  24. Charles Isom

    Unlike his first book, Carolla doesn t just rant about various issues, but gives us his life story built around descriptions of the houses apartments he lived in on his way up the ladder It is actually very heartfelt and thoughtful, though with his trademark humor spliced in I especially liked his tales of growing up without A C and describing taking a cold shower then going to bed dripping wet something I could relate to.

  25. Tyler Hurst

    If you re an Adam Carolla fan and you like stories about hot tub enemas, pick up this book.If you re looking for good stories and real laughs, plus an eager Adam who does than than phone it in, buy his first book and read it twice.But this sounds like Adam shit in his hand and tried to sell it.His fans will love it.But not many others will.

  26. Virginia

    ugh This started out promising But it was a guys book It s a book for guys that don t like to read I liked the idea of starting each chapter with a picture of the home he was living in at the time But he was just one of those guy I couldn t stand in middle school high school Really, the flung crap at each other No thanks.

  27. Michelle

    One star is generous I m not sure why I got this book, as I cannot stand Adam Carolla s sexist humor, but I guess I was hopeful that he would elevate himself a little bit since this is the written form Nope Despite the sexist attitude, the book itself is poorly written Don t waste your time.

  28. Josh Ingraham

    As far as humor book go, this one is top shelf I laughed outloud many times while reading This book is made up of many hijinx and astute opinions from Corolla s life If you look back fondly at many of the ridiculous antics of your youth, than you will enjoy this book.

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