I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
The Book That Inspired The Movie
My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole. I get excessively drunk at inappropriate times, disregard social norms, indulge every whim, ignore the consequences of my actions, mock idiots and posers, sleep with more women than is safe or reasonable, and just generally act like a raging dickhead. But, I do contribute to humanity in one very...more
The humor here seems to be the continuation of a long line of misogynist, sometimes crypto-racist, mostly Caucasian males: Andrew 'Dice' Clay, Howard Stern, Morton Downey Jr., "Animal House" (while funny, did spotlight frat-boy antics), Frank Zappa's more misogynist moments (think "Dinah-Moe-Hum" and "Jewish Princess") and on and on. In t...more
“Highly entertaining and thoroughly reprehensible.” – The New York Times
I’m not sure I can put it much better than that, mister NYT reviewer, but I’ll give it a shot. I can’t tell you how many times I saw this book in the bookstore or at the newsstand and almost bought it. But some nagging feminist part of me just wouldn’t let me give this guy my money. So when my friend handed me his copy and said, “Here, this is good train reading,” it was a no brainer. I knew I was in for a fun ride home.
The next story I read...more
The material lacks substance, is repetitive, and the quality of the writing i...more
Though an impressive exercise in excess and gall, Max’s tales of drinking and sex are mostly unremarkable. Most youths half-conscious for high school and college will be able to meet Tucker half-way with his mildly shocking anecdotes of modern bacchanalian adventure...more
This book definitely had some downright hysterical parts but by the end it was a little “much” for me. I just got tired of his schtick after awhile. Some of the tales weren’t even that crazy. The dog vomit one? I’ve known like 10 people with virtually the same story. There were times where I thought, I know much better stuff than that! Don’t know what that...more
Admittedly, I loved the title and I thought I was buying a smart, witty, off-color book written by a guy whose irreverant rants on life would be hilarious. Not so much. If you've...more
(1) I have only read the first 41 pages of this book (and intend to read no further);
(2) I purchased this book without performing any preliminary research (the title just seemed funny);
(3) I had a seriously bad date this weekend.
OK, here I go: Honestly, Tucker Max should be commended for his profound ability to memorialize life as it is perceived by a beer-drinking, ass-getting, womanizing, I'm-entitled-to-be-a-dick-so-deal-with-it frat boy. I now fe...more
This book is genuinely a great bathroom read: short stories, easy to pick up and put down without hesitation.....but Tucker Max, although a great story-teller, is really not too adept with his words.
He does what annoys me the most (and would have made my favourite English teacher die inside), and quite often too: he is insanely repetitious in his words and concocts the same descriptions over and over. His vocabulary is limited, and it seems like he just discovered the word...more
This book is supposed to be funny, but it's just kind've sad. You meet one entitled, spoiled frat boy you've met them all.
The only reason I read this is that my friend takes forever to get ready, and this is one of the only books he had. I've been picking through it for a few months while he was in...more
"BITCH, I'LL TELL YOU HOW IT HAPPENED, I"M FUCKING AWESOME"
Yes the author says things like that, and he also speaks of himself in the third person, and uses I-went-to-Duke show off words that don't match the content of his stories (seriously, will the frat boys reading this prefer the word "felatio" to "blowjob?") I doubt it. Nonetheless, the stories are hilarious and i fear this book has influenced me.
Finally, someone gave me a free copy and I got to read what all the hype is about.
Color me underwhelmed. Clearly, the almighty was whispering in my ear every time I visited the Kindle store. This book instead of making me laugh made me depressed. When I was done I fel...more
I guess I'm supposed to say what the author and every reviewer of this book has already said: Tucker Max is an asshole, What he isn't is even more obvious. He is not a writer. There are writers who are capable of exploring their assholeness. Hunter S. Thompson and Charles Bukowski immediately comes to mind. Yet these writers wrote about much more. They p...more
Without spoiling this work of contemporary shock-art, I'll simply say that this book is a collection of short stories from Trevor Max's college years beginning in his undergrad at the U of Chicago and spanning through his debauchery as a Duke Law Student. O...more
It's great, deliciously crude and hiliariously sexist and if I met this guy and he wasn't blong I'd prob go for him......more
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His book I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2006, 2007, and 2008. He is also the founder of Rudius Media, an Internet-...more