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Wanna Bet?: A Degenerate Gambler's Guide to Living on the Edge

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When Artie Lange's first book, the #1 New York Times bestseller, Too Fat To Fish, hit the top of the charts, audiences learned what Howard Stern listeners already knew: that Artie is one of the funniest people alive. He is also an artist haunted by his fair share of demons, which overtook him in the years that followed. After a suicide attempt, a two-year struggle with dep

Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by St. Martin's Press
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Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it
As I’m a huge Howard Stern fan, I’m also a fan of Artie’s, so, duh, of course I read this book. Like his other two books, which I’ve read and enjoyed, this book was also a memoir. Only this one focused more on his gambling habits. I always knew he loved gambling but in this book he really got into the psychology behind it and how that love of gambling has more or less shaped his entire life. The reason he gambles so much is astonishingly simple: he hates being bored. Which means that if his life ...more
Jerry Geleff
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Artie Lange is the ultimate story teller. This is a book you'll love reading or listening to. How is this guy still alive? On second thought, wouldn't it be good to find out his drug issue is just a PR campaign?
Sara Goldenberg
Jul 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked it - especially the pictures - but it was pretty hard-core about drugs. If you're squeemish about that, you should know that going in.
Deyth Banger
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comedy, audiobooks
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90.0% "Part 18

January 14, 2020 –
80.0% "It's a great biographical story... nice one"
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80.0% "Part 17/ 25:31"
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January 10, 2020 –
60.0% "Chris Farley Stories... Artie Lange stories... great

If you are fan of the Chip Chipperson podcast you gonna love and this story..."
January 10, 2020 –
60.0% "Part 12 out of 19"
January 10, 2020 –
50.0% "10 out of 19
I like Artie L
Myra Romano
It's Artie. I freakin adore his self-absorbed East Coast shoreman running bets and self-harm like no one else. He made me laugh before Stern, he makes me laugh after Stern. He breaks my heart. His story is a blaring reminder of hard living and seriously even harder earned laughs. He has seen some crud and been through more. I get why he is who he is. He is hurting, but oh my gosh ARTIE, I miss hearing you every day on Stern. The book reveals more insight into him and his past and why he is how h ...more
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pure Artie and his excellent co-author Anthony Bozza. He's a loveable trainwreck but he admits he is easily bored and loves the thrills. He has so far lived to 51. Hope he writes many more books, helping us all to escape the boredom.
Eirik Hafskjold
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Arties stories. This is the weakest of his books, but still good. No stories from the Stern show might be why its not the best for me, but ... still good. The man is not right in the head.
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good read

Was an interesting book from Artie as usual. Lots of stories and humor. Quick read and left me wanting more.
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book. I love Artie’s messed up stories
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Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
'Those lunches, which I have seen with my own eyes, were also worthy of study by scientists, because, for two dollars, you could get chicken sitting under fluorescent lights so harsh that you were able to see the veins and the connective tissue, and if you looked closely, you could trace the entire life cycle of the chicken. It was like those chickens were starring in the Albert Brooks film Defending Your Life in which the main character stands trial in the afterlife, justifying his fears and de ...more
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Arthur Steven Lange, Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and actor. Lange is most notable for replacing Jackie Martling on The Howard Stern Show, and as a member of the original cast of the sketch comedy series MADtv. Lange's first book Too Fat to Fish was released on November 11, 2008 and was named a New York Times best seller on November 21st, 2008.

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