Not Taco Bell Material

  • by Adam Carolla
  • Narrated by Adam Carolla
  • 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In his second book, Adam Carolla - chart-topping podcaster and author of New York Times best seller In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks - 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 as a child - through the flophouse apartments he rented in his 20s, 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 15 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 in which he lives (but with which he mostly disagrees), telling all the stories, no matter who he offends - family, friends or the famous.


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Customer Reviews

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Must have for any Adam Carolla Fan!

This book contains a collection of stories from Adams life. I liked how he used the places he was living as a timeline and a gauge of how well or bad he was doing at the time. If you are a long time listener (meaning you have listened for hundreds if not thousands of hours) to Adam you might of heard some of these stories before. But the great thing about the book is its all laid out for you in an easy to follow way.

So if you are an Adam Carolla Fan what are you waiting for, Let's keep this Pirate Ship a float!

Get it ON, No choice but to get it ON, Mandate get it ON!
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- Ron


What made the experience of listening to Not Taco Bell Material the most enjoyable?

Adam himself, if you like the ACE Broadcasting network or are a fan of laughing, this book is for you!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Not Taco Bell Material?

All of it

Which scene was your favorite?

The whole book

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The way Adam gauged the elderly (fans of the Ace Broadcasting Network will get this)

Any additional comments?

I hope Adam continues to make books and audiobooks... His audiobook is full of great riffs and punchlines as well as compelling stories... GET IT ON!

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- robb

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio