Title: Why We Don’t Suck
Author: Denis Leary
Release Date: October 24, 2017
Description from Goodreads: “From the author of the bestselling Why We Suck comes a searing comic look at these divisive times, skewering liberals and conservatives alike with a signature dose of sarcasm and common sense.
Denis Leary refutes the current highly partisan Right Wing Nutjob versus Left Wing Snowflake approach to American politics—where you’re either one or the other, with no gray areas in between. Leading a new protest movement called Gray Lives Matter, he takes equal opportunity aim at the screaming heads we see arguing every night on CNN (the Clinton News Network) and Fox’s Fair and Balanced Republican Report. With a devoted mission to Make America Laugh Again, Denis tackles the topics we all hold close to our American hearts: Twitter, Instagram, and the seemingly endless search for fame and diet vodka.
In a country so gluten-free that a box of jelly donuts is now a bigger threat than Vladimir Fucking Putin—where college kids are more afraid of Ann Coulter than HIV—it’s time for someone to stand up and stop the insanity. Or at least defend the double cheeseburger. With a side order of free porn. Denis is that guy.
He’ll answer such burning questions as: when will Hillary run out of pantsuits? And why wasn’t her campaign motto Hey America—It’s My Fucking Turn! As Denis says in the book “Trump’s election gave me faith that even I could be president. Look at his track record: canceled TV show, thin skin, angry tweets and an attractive wife. According to that formula, I’m one bad combover away from living in The White House.” We’re all in this together and Denis Leary is here to remind us what makes America #7 on the list of Best Countries To Live In—which may sound bad, but means at least we still make the playoffs.”
Review: First-do not read this book if you are easily offended. This is definitely a book for people who are fed up with the way the world is today. You will not agree with everything he has to say, this book is full of his opinions, be prepared. Also, he does cuss, a lot. If that’s not something you are willing to deal with, maybe find a different book.
I was a big fan of the TV show Rescue Me, so when I saw this book by good ol’ “Tommy Gavin” I thought it had to be good. I was surprised to see that he just like his character on the show. I was prepared for his brash sense of humor and his opinionated views, I mean it’s his book, of course he will tell it like he sees it. However, if you are not prepared for that, this book will be a big shock.
I enjoyed this book. I found it hilarious and well written. I did not agree with everything he had to say, but it was a funny read all the same. I wasn’t aware that he wrote more books so this is the first of his I read and I wasn’t disappointed. If you enjoyed Rescue Me, you will enjoy this book.
*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*