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You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tales of Debauchery

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  6,613 ratings  ·  584 reviews
Mamrie Hart is a drinking star with a Youtube problem. With over a million subscribers to her cult-hit video series “You Deserve a Drink,” Hart has been entertaining viewers with a combination of tasty libations and raunchy puns since 2011. Hart also co-wrote/co-starred in Dirty Thirty and Camp Takota with Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart.

Finally, Hart has compiled her best dr
Paperback, 274 pages
Published 2015 by Plume
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Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography
Whelp next time I see Mamrie at a party I'm sure to be overzealously friendly because after reading this book I REALLY WANT TO BE FRIENDS but it won't happen because she's busy and I'm kind of creepy. Oh well.

Of all the autobiographies I read during the last year, this and John Cleese's were my favorite. Mamrie is a great writer, and she's led a much more interesting life than I have, and her stories of friendship and drunkeness really made me jealous that I didn't move to NYC right after colle
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, memoir
Man oh man this is pretty much what I expected! I'm brainstorming some tipsy ways to do a video review of this, so look out for that. ...more
Oct 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
If you enjoy Mamrie Hart's over the top humor and wit, you will really enjoy this book. It's a compilation of (ridiculous) stories of Mamrie's life, from spring break trips gone wrong to setting herself on fire at a Flaming Lips concert. While it's not a life-changing read, it's fun and highly enjoyable. I found myself chuckling many times throughout, and it pairs perfectly with her YouTube show of the same name. 3 stars. ...more
Angie Smith
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have never had to stop reading a book to wipe away tears from laughing. Until now. This book had me in stitches from the beginning to the end. PLUS! BONUS BUILT IN DRINKING GAME! Every chapter is accompanied with a special drink so that you can play alone.

This book is fun and funny just like Mamrie.
Maria Dimitrova
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Part of the MacHalo Reading Challenge. A biography of your choice..

I laughed my head off! At first I wasn't sure that this is a good choice for this particular entree because I don't even like Mamrie Hart. Sure I've watched a couple of videos but she's just not my thing. Yet with a title like that I was intrigued. I read it while simultaneously reading On the Origin of Species and it was a great pairing because when things got too boring I would jump to this one and have a couple of laughs. So w
May 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: memoir, humor, netgalley
The ideal reader for this book is the person who's seen and enjoyed Mamrie Hart on one (or both) of her YouTube channels: You Deserve a Drink and Mametown. Go ahead. Watch a video or two. I'll wait...

OK. So, most of what you see in the videos is what you'll get in the book. Wacky, pun-centric humor. Cocktails. Girl friendships (of the crazy and mostly supportive variety). Off-color jokes. It's all here! Including a few cocktail recipes that sound very intriguing...

What's new is a whole lot of pe
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You know that best friend where in your relationship, there is no such thing as oversharing (and she can make any terrible story sound hilarious)? That's Mamrie. Her collection of amazing stories is so much fun because of how she tells them - with reckless, loving abandon. There were many points where I laughed out loud. Overall, this is a fun book that makes you want to be best friends with the author (and maybe also take her to an AA meeting). (If you're reading this, Mamrie, please be my frie ...more
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I may be biased because I know Mamrie, but this really is a perfect book for (1) beach reading, (2) airplane reading, (3) gifts- I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't enjoy this, (4) fun reading any time of year!! Essentially, this is laugh out loud funny for everyone. I can honestly say that this book made me crack up hard throughout, and Mamrie is a great writer with perfect comic timing. This was so much fun to read and has stories that are actually crazy and unusual, different from most other ...more
Sequoia M
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Any of my gal pals
Recommended to Sequoia by: Mamrie Hart
I'm a sucker for a breezy, ballsy memoir and was excited when Hart announced she was writing one, although apparently I forgot that I was so excited that I preordered it. When it came it was a surprise, a present from drunk me to sober me. I opened it, intending just to glance at it to get the flavor and ended up sucked in, finishing it in a day, laughing out loud. Hart's writing is an even stronger voice than she presents in her YouTube videos - that of the over-the-top but genuine and funny fr ...more
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
By far one of the better funny essay books I've read in the last few years, and I'm not even a fan of hers from YouTube. It's bawdy without being gross (mostly), indulgent while still being smart, and fearless while still being (very) funny. If you like this kind of book and are up for being regaled for the self-described boozy misadventures and tales of debauchery, pick this up. ...more
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Though it took me a while I'll give it five stars because it had me laughing, and I absolutely enjoyed the plot twists in each and every story. The "Alabama Blizzard" story had me laughing so much! ...more
Ashley Scott
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook, autobiography, 2016
You know who deserves a drink, after finishing this book? Me, that's who. ...more
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoir, humor, essays
Read this in one sick day home from work, and was not disappointed. Like Mamrie herself, this book is bawdy, booze-soaked and completely hilarious. Plus, she really is an excellent storyteller, and her voice jumps off the page. Choice quotes:

"Sunsets are the photography equivalent of people telling you what they dreamt."
"Shaking the gin will make it bruise quicker than the knees of a hemophiliac after a blow job."
"I'm not sure if you guys know this, but the Deep South has a serious boner for dev
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
LOVE IT! This just became one of my favourite books!!
It's full of hilarious stories, jokes and puns from start to finish, and I was laughing out loud throughout the whole book. The ending is a bit abrupt, but who cares, it's still amazing.

I'd recomend it to anyone who wants a light read during which they can laugh their asses off.
Mamrie Hart is one of the funniest people on Earth with the greatest stories, so go and read this book, you won't regret it.
I really had fun!!! Which is all you could ask from a book by Mamrie.

Sadly no drinks were taken while I was reading the book, I mean, I suppose it's for the best because if I were to take a sip every time she told me to I'd probably DIE. Also my body's timing was totally against me, I could barely drink tea.

ANYWAY, I like reading about people's weird experiences, especially as I'm a recluse idiot who does nothing of import, and this book does not disappoint. Mamrie has lived a crazy life that m
Sep 02, 2015 rated it did not like it
First off, I won this book, didn't buy it. So I read it just for funsies. It wasn't that fun. It was mostly sad.

I mean, if the first thing out the gate is how the author doesn't even read books, we're getting off on the wrong foot.

This is where my GenX/Millennial cusp status shows because "YouTube Celebrity" still makes me cringe. But that wouldn't be so bad except the writing is SO self conscious while trying so so hard. Too hard.
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was such a quick read and laugh-out-loud funny and multiple points. Super enjoyable -- if not more so than other celeb memoirs I've read recently, at least on par with them. My only complaint is that all the drink recipes require wayyyy too much work. Who has the time or energy to make multiple simple syrups? Fancier people than me, I guess. ...more
Nancy Klatt
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really am not one for memoir books, as I find them all very similar to one another and feel that I need to REALLY know the person who is writing it. This however, is not one of them. I have watched several of Mamrie's videos on YouTube, but not enough to call myself a die hard fan. This book had me laughing out loud until I cried, and that's not something I do lightly. It's funny, it's honest, and it's one of the most relatable books I have read. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants ...more
Cheyenne Tattersall
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great stories and a hell of a lot of fun of drunken antics.
If Grace Helbig serves as the Internet's awkward older sister, then Mamrie Hart is that cool sister that takes lots of shots with you when you visit her apartment. Much a bunch of other YouTuber's, Hart has decided to take her brand of humor from a digital to analog format with a memoir chronicling some of the more raucous events that have taken her to this point in her life. Unlike Helbig's book, however, this one does prove to be a more traditional memoir format and less of a guide on how to c ...more
Jen Kirsch
Jun 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Don't read this book in the summer if you want to fit into any clothes or flaunt that bikini bod you've been working on for the past long as fuck eight months (or so,) because you're going to want - wait, scratch that, have - a blizzard from dairy queen (whether you're a vegan or not), you're going to be convinced that it is totally normal (and encouraged) to drink as much as you usually do. No this book is not for the calorie conscious, or one with a conscience, or one who after reading it want ...more
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, 2019
I’ve been a fan of Mamrie Hart’s YouTube videos for years. I bought this book back when it came out in 2015 but for no discernible reason I never got around to reading it. I’m so glad I decided to pick this up, it was hilarious ride from start to finish.

I think sometimes with YouTuber books, or celebrity books in general, there’s a feeling that it’ll be subpar, majorly ghostwritten, or mainly stuff that’s already been revealed. With Mamrie’s book her voice totally came through and didn’t seem l
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I decided to buy Mamrie's book since I love her YDAD & Mametown youtube channels. I was so happy to see that it is in true Mamrie form: hilarious & awesome!
As her title suggests, it is an autobiography relating to various events and moments in her life.
Each hilarious story/chapter is preceded by an original cocktail recipe with step by step instructions. I am making some this summer.
It is essentially a three for one since it includes her autobiography, cocktail recipes, and a drinking game.
May 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
I guess I am in a minority on this but it could be that only Mamrie Hart fans will enjoy this book. I am not that familiar with her other than I saw her on a TV show once and I know she has a YouTube channel that is pretty popular. For me it was self-indulgent and panderous. Just wasn't for me. I also feel like every time I read a memoir from an online star, be it vlogger or blogger, it reads just like this and I think I'm pretty over that. ...more
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. This book will have you up until 3 am vibrating with laughter. I snort-laughed my way through this entire hilarious book and had the best time doing it. Mamrie is a wonderful writer and story teller and somehow makes her absurd life feel relateable. From the sharp wit to frequent saved by the bell (+ other 90's favorites!) references, this book was a perfect summer read that I never wanted to end. ...more
Heather F
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of Ms. Hart's and I loved this book. It's totally her humor; slightly crass to obscene, literally laugh out loud funny, and plenty of alcohol. There are also some poignant parts. That being said, it's also smart, funny, and an accessible read even for non-fans. I highly recommend this book! ...more
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This book is all you need from a quick comedy read - funny, outrageous, open and unusual. Too many comedy celebrity autobiographies these days are being written just because they can and rely on the goodwill already established, Mamrie has the big personality to genuinely fascinate even if you've never heard of her before. ...more
Olivia | heyoliviareads
If you love watching Mamrie crack jokes and goof off on the internet, you’ll love reading it in book form. It’s exactly what you expect it to be. The stories are wild, her commentary is silly, and it brings some good laughs (Sorry to my co-workers who had to deal with me while I read this).

Once and a while it did feel like she leaned a little bit too much into the “I’m not like other girls” trope to try and make things seem funnier, but, it’s hard to call someone a trope when they’re talking abo
Feb 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: challenge-2017
This was an interesting read for me. I have only occasionally watched Mamrie's videos so I didn't quite know what I would be getting into. Well crazy stories is the answer! I now will be able to understand her humor more so I can stop shying away from her videos. ...more
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Mamrie Lillian Hart is an American comedian, actress, writer and performer. She gained popularity in 2011 through her online YouTube show You Deserve A Drink for which she has won a 2014 Streamy Award for Actress in a Comedy. She currently has over 1.2 million subscribers and her main channel has over 84 million views. She also co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in the 2014 film Camp Takota and ...more

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