Why We Suck

  • by Dr. Denis Leary
  • Narrated by Dr. Denis Leary
  • 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"A pissed off Leary is the best Leary," says one critic of the writer and comic. In Why We Suck, Dr. Denis Leary uses his common sense and his biting and hilarious take on the world to attack the politically correct, the hypocritical, the obese, the thin - basically everyone who takes themselves too seriously. He does so with the extra oomph of a doctorate bestowed upon him by his alma mater Emerson College. "Sure it's just a celebrity type of thing - they only gave it to me because I'm famous." Leary explains. "But it's legal and it means I get to say I'm a doctor - just like Dr. Phil."In Why We Suck, Leary's famously smart style and sardonic wit have found their fullest and fiercest expression yet. Zeroing in on the ridiculous wherever he finds it, Leary unravels his Irish Catholic upbringing, the folly of celebrity, the pressures of family life, and the great hypocrisy of politics with the same bright, savage, and profane insight he brought to his critically acclaimed one-man shows No Cure for Cancer and Lock 'n Load, and his platinum-selling song, Asshole..Proudly Irish American, defiantly working class, with a reserve of compassion for the underdog and the overlooked, Leary delivers blistering diatribes that are penetrating social commentary with no holds barred. Leary's work will find wide appeal among people who want to laugh out loud or find a guide who matches their view of what's wrong in America and the world-at-large; and fans of his one-man shows, his many movies, and Rescue Me, Leary's Golden Globe and Emmy - nominated television show. Why We Suck is the latest salvo from one of America's most original and biting comic satirists.


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Really Deep Insights

I see that some people found the book offensive - our lives are not polite, delicate, flowery or full of sun light kind of lives - life is tough and shit happens all of the time. Denis has a unique perspective but a fairly honest one and a very funny way for expressing it. Some chapters were a little drawn out but all in all an excellent excellent read.
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- Arun Gupta

If you like Denis Leary , you will enjoy this.

A fun listen, i caught myself laughing out loud more than once at work and in the car.Something to take your mind off our current times and have a laugh.
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- J. Matthews "ozeman"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio