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Things Go Wrong For Me (when life hands you lemons, add vodka)

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Things Go Wrong For Me (when life hands you lemons, add vodka) is a memoir of sorts, a roadmap of Rodney Lacroix's haywire life thus far. From his childhood, through the raising of his own kids, to his vasectomy and post-divorce world ... this book is more than just a culmination of outrageous stories woven into a cohesive narrative, it’s a testament for the "little guy."

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Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published December 14th 2012 by RCG Publishing
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Keith Nixon
Jan 05, 2013 Keith Nixon rated it really liked it
Things Go Wrong For Me… details Rodney’s unfortunate mishaps in life. From his childhood, through marriage, divorce, dating and a vasectomy. Described in pictures and words this is a humour book with a difference.

Things Go Wrong For Me… is an amalgamation of Rodney’s blog posts put into book form and I expect his long-term readers will be familiar with most or all of them. This book is pretty funny, very clearly Rodney does not take himself seriously. At all. He has an engaging voice and describ
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Roxanne
Jan 09, 2013 Roxanne rated it it was amazing
I started following @Moooooog35 on Twitter a few months ago because someone re-tweeted something he said and he seemed funny. I like to follow random funny people. I hope some of their wit will rub off on me. Because I only pretend to be funny.

So Rodney (That’s his real name. I didn’t know he had a real name.) wrote a book called Things Go Wrong For Me and I decided to give it a read. It was on sale for $2.99, so what did I have to lose? Besides almost $3. And the time it took me to read it.

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Ross Cavins
Dec 14, 2012 Ross Cavins rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Shelves: humor, have
AMAZING BOOK ... and I'm not just saying that because I edited it. There's a reason I was involved with this book, because Rodney is one of the funniest people I know. If his book was a person, it would be the second funniest person I know.

This is a must-read if there ever was one. There's something for everyone: from how to shave your pubes (read: manscape) to how *not* to ride a toboggan.

If you get nothing out of this book, at least get this: ball smoke.
Jaime
Dec 19, 2012 Jaime rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor
This book is an extension of Rodney's hilarious blog, so if you've read and enjoyed his blog you will definitely love this book. It's amazing how you can laugh so hard at the stories of a fat kid inadvertently trying to kill himself on multiple occasions and at a grown man shaving his balls. I read this in half a day because I couldn't put it down and because PICTURES! So it's perfect for people with short attention spans AND people who like to laugh. I think that's pretty much everyone in this ...more
Laura
Jan 03, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
This book is hysterical... a laugh-out-loud book. I carried it around for a few days and was caught several times laughing in public. I also annoyed several friends reading things out loud and showing them pictures. Nothing is better than a good laugh, and you will get many reading this.
Christopher Voss
Dec 15, 2012 Christopher Voss rated it it was amazing
Great read! Super funny and honest. I have a full review coming and will add that link after it's published.
Amy Jacobs
Dec 25, 2012 Amy Jacobs rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Sometimes you just need a good laugh-out-loud book to read. While cruising around the blog-o-sphere, I came across the blog Mental Poo. Yes, you read that correctly. A blog that is described as "Jerking off your funny bone, one post at a time." While laughing and trying not to pee my pants at the blog posts, I came across a link in the right hand sidebar to purchase the book. I laughed so hard with this book.

Author Rodney Lacroix touches on some subjects that shouldn't be funny and turns them in
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Macey
Dec 19, 2012 Macey rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh.
This book had me laughing from the beginning! I have to admit, I was all, "Is it gonna be THAT good? Am I gonna have to LIE because I sort of know Rodney?" (what. reading his blog and friending him on facebook totally counts as deep friendship.)
Thankfully, I did NOT have to lie! This book was hilarious! I think? When he was a kid, he was the boy version of me. Only I never shit my pants and had to ride my bike home in it. I believe I walked.
Things really DO go wrong for Rodney...but
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Vicky
Dec 19, 2012 Vicky rated it really liked it
Shelves: not-free-e-books
This book does need to come with a warning...

Do not take this book out to read at lunchtime in public or read it on public transport as people will look you like you are the crazy cat lady from the Simpsons - yes it does make you laugh out loud and shake your head in "amazement", good amazement or bad amazement I am still trying to figure that out.

From Fat Kid to renowned blog author, Rodney Lacroix shows people a side of his life that really couldn't belong to anyone but him. Join him on a jour
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Jen Mccarroll
Dec 23, 2012 Jen Mccarroll rated it it was amazing
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Laura
Jan 08, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor, autobiography
Things Go Wrong For Me is a very funny book. I actually found myself laughing out loud in parts and there are very few books that have caused that to happen. My favorite line had to do with who the Easter bunny is, but I don't want to give it away here. I read the book over the course of one day. I couldn't put it down. It's not for everyone. And it's definitely not for children. If you are an adult with an offbeat sense of humor, then I think you would enjoy this book.
Sandra
Jan 02, 2013 Sandra rated it it was ok
To the joy of Rodney Lacroix's readers and friends, and undoubtly, the consternation of some of his acquaintaces, Rodney is the little boy who never grew up.
For those who don't enjoy reading, the essence of "Things Go Wrong For Me" is clearly illustrated.
Language a bit much but -- Thanks for the trip, Rodney.
Melinda
Jan 18, 2013 Melinda rated it it was amazing
Lately I have ADD when it comes to reading, but I read this one in a day. Anytime you can get a good laugh out of a book, I am all for it. The fun ride through Rodney's childhood was my favorite.
Kim
Feb 09, 2013 Kim rated it it was amazing
This is probably the funniest book I've read since 'Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang'. His Draw Something illustrations alone are worth reading the book!
Amy
Dec 19, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
Laugh out loud funny... Only gave it 4 stars because it was over too fast... Story of the Authors life!
Summer Felix
Dec 14, 2012 Summer Felix rated it it was amazing
Absolutely hilarious! Rodney is a comedic genius.
Jen
Feb 06, 2013 Jen rated it really liked it
very funny book. I got it for free on kindle and thoroughly enjoyed it! can't wait for more. quick, funny read.
Angela
Dec 19, 2012 Angela rated it it was amazing
This is the funniest book I have ever read. I laughed out loud on almost every page. If you aren't easily offended, pick up a copy!
Lisa
Dec 31, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Wicked funny! A must read for poop, porno, and parenting.
Sue-Ellen
Dec 19, 2012 Sue-Ellen rated it it was amazing
Awesome book!! I didn't want it to end!
Avid Reader
Mar 06, 2014 Avid Reader rated it did not like it
I tried my best and continued to read on hoping to find some redemeening qualities in this book. I never did. The reviews sounded good and I was looking forward to a fun read. However, all I could think was how selfish & unappreciative this man was for all he's been given and what an ass he is to brag about kids being terrible (including his own) and how his favorite thing in life is to lie to them & hopes his son gets a "hot" therapist later in life when he needs one. He's simply a jerk ...more
Kim Bongiorno
Jul 06, 2013 Kim Bongiorno rated it really liked it
I didn't know what to expect.
I stumbled across the fact that Rodney had a book coming out a while ago, and popped it onto my Kindle for iPad once it was released. One night, I tucked myself into bed and decided to give his book a go before falling asleep.
From the start, I was laughing so hard the iPad kept bouncing up and down. I was actually laughing out loud. His drawings, his dating profile, his humor...fun and fantastic.
He is a bit twisted in the head, yet you can tell he's a great dad and t
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Nikki Boisture
Jan 07, 2013 Nikki Boisture rated it really liked it
On her podcast, Aisha Tyler has all of her guests tell a story of a self-inflicted wound. Quite often, Self-Inflicted Wounds is the funniest part of the cast, with stories of terrible awful things that people have done to themselves. (hint: Jon Benjamin's was the funniest)

Rodney Lacroix's life is one big self-inflicted wound. These stories are all detailed on his blog (Midget Man of Steel), but I suck at keeping up with blogs, only managing to check in occasionally. It was nice to sit and read a
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Nonamedufus
Mar 12, 2013 Nonamedufus rated it really liked it
Rodney, better known to his blog devotees as Moooooog35, truly marches to the beat of a different drum. He's like a cross between Don Rickles and Andrew Dice Clay with a little George Carlin thrown in for goo measure. Oops that was a typo. I meant to say "good". But it's also kinda Freudian and you'll find out why in the hilarious vasectomy section of the book.

I obtained this book for free during a Kindle promotion and let me say it was worth every penny! Just kidding, I actually would have spen
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Mark
Dec 24, 2012 Mark rated it liked it
After following moooooog35's blog with lots of laughter, I thought I'd check out his book. It was filled with more of the same, the toboggan story was one of the best. The vasectomy diary went on & on & on with entirely TMI on his nuts (pictures included) and masturbation for me. Granted, I could have just quit reading but I like to finish a book once I've started. I had read Jenny Lawson's "The Bloggess" Lets Pretend This Never Happened, and perhaps I was expecting something as funny..i ...more
Wendy
Feb 18, 2013 Wendy rated it did not like it
Fusion comic book, record of stand-up sketches and some off-colour gags in a somewhat autobiographical non-framework. I don't think I am the 'audience segment' for this book which, in my opinion, needs a lot more original funny about it in order to appeal to habitual comedy readers and a lot more story for the MOR reader. But I liked the drawings ... though I did wonder whether all the visuals were cleared for copyright.
Amy
Jun 22, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
There's no denying Rodney is a funny guy - his stories about growing up as a fat kid and the various way he mentally tortured both his parents and kids (equal opportunity pest) were hilarious and punctuated with crudely drawn, but snorty-laugh drawn (that's a term, look it up) pictures that made the book fly by too fast!
nicole
Feb 18, 2016 nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short and funny like the author.


Funny and short just like the author! Never read a book with pictures before. I wan entertained and confused all at one. How does such a small penis make children?
Kimberly
Feb 17, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it
I am lucky to belong to a community of bloggers that has produced a number of excellent books, from science fiction to memoir. This is one of my favorites. Painfully, bravely, hairlessly honest, this book takes you places you'd perhaps hoped never to go. That's okay, you probably need to loosen up.
Ruth
Feb 10, 2013 Ruth rated it did not like it
Thankfully I used this month's Amazon lending library to get this book. The childhood stories made me chuckle, but I wasn't the biggest fan of the rest of the blog-turned-book chapters with some intro material.
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Rodney Lacroix is just one of those guys. He's one of those guys that make you say, "You know, I'm glad I'm not THAT guy."

THAT? That's Rodney Lacroix.

Rodney can stub his toe while brushing his teeth. He can get a flat tire while walking. Things, well, things just go WRONG for Rodney.

Rodney Lacroix has been writing about his misadventures for years. He's done stand-up comedy, emceed charity events
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