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Spoiled Rotten America: Outrages of Everyday Life

by Larry Miller

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thankfully a comic who doesn't rehash his live bits for an easy book ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
started off good, but drifted to totally boring rather quickly. not worth expelling much to eplain the book, i found myself asking "who cares"? ( )
  zmagic69 | Aug 13, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060819081, Hardcover)

Larry Miller is one of the most enduring and stand-up US comics at work today. Hundreds of appearances on "Leno", "Letterman", "Conan O'Brien", and other TV shows, and his unforgettable roles in films as diverse as "Pretty Woman". Now, in "Spoiled Rotten America", he fixes his gaze on the outrages of contemporary life - from "pop stars thinking deeply and sharing their thoughts" to "pillow-soft Americans who stop by the Pizza Hut before collapsing into the Wide-O-Lounger just in time to watch 22 pimple-faced steroid-eaters slam into each other at 14 miles an hour". Among his targets: The Car Radio Beat Brigade: "Their parents buy them an Explorer, and suddenly they're out all day and night, the bass beat so loud that it fluffs the shirt off your body when they pull up next to you. Here's what should be said to them: 'Young man, you're too green and feckless to be annoying people like this. Go home and clean your room. Don't roll your eyes at me, just do it.' On second thought, perhaps they could be taken to a secluded glade and garroted, slowly, with Mozart in the background." Mixing the political with the personal as deftly as P. J. O'Rourke or George Carlin, Larry Miller is today's new voice of outrage for the little guy - for "anyone who walks into the backyard at night, lifts a proud chin, and screams, 'I am not wrong!' before going back inside to resume getting quietly hammered while his wife sits in the next room watching figure skating."

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In an acerbic commentary on the follies and foibles of everyday American life, the comedian shares a collection of essays on everything from contemporary politics and manners to celebrity and professional wrestling.

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