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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (94 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Miller Narrator: Larry Miller Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Like Kofi Annan, Larry Miller is one of the most irresistible comic personalities working today. Known for years as an actor, writer, comedian, and sexual pioneer, he's gained a new following as a cultural commentator and frequent guest on political shows. Now, in Spoiled Rotten America, he fixes his gaze on what's funny about our daily lives—which includes, roughly speaking, everything. From middle-aged drinking to the excesses of our eating habits, Miller finds the silver lining of absurdity within every black cloud.

Ultimately, though, Spoiled Rotten America is an insightful, and surprisingly heartfelt, plea for us to notice what's best and worst about ourselves. "The American pendulum only swings to extremes," he writes. "The news is on all day, but we know less and less, everyone has a phone but nothing to say. It's all or nothing and the world is going to Hell in a handbasket.

"What better time for a collection of comic essays?"

What better time indeed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Miller has a sharp eye for everyday observations and an even sharper ear for absurd language and phrases, which he doles out in a martini-dry delivery. What distinguishes this collection of thoroughly modern musings about dishwashers, coffee makers, '57 Chevys, Hollywood, and barhopping is that Miller sheds the usual comedic detachment and, instead, wears his heart, and voice, on his sleeve. Miller wants the listener to think about why society has become what it’s become. He’d like a world that is funny, insightful, and decent.”


  • “[Miller has] a fine-tuned comic sensibility and a winning personality, and his object—‘to be funny’—is realized to fine effect.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “If you read only one book this year, this is the one. Unless of course, you haven’t read Moby Dick. Or The Great Gatsby. Or Hotel. I hear The Da Vinci Code is a real page-turner. But none of them will make you laugh like Larry Miller will make you laugh. He is not only in the tradition, but the equal of, Thurber and Benchley.”

    Bill Maher

  • “Larry Miller is, was and will always be the funniest guy I know. I love this man. And you will love this book.”

    Jerry Seinfeld

  • Winner of the 2007 Audie Award for Humor
  • Audio Publisher’s Association “Audie” Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marianne | 10/3/2013

    " Some very funny moments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Saltydawkins | 5/25/2013

    " When i was younger I wanted a man like Henry Rollins. Intelligent, ripped and angry, Now I'd like a man more like Miller. Intelligent, funny and a firm believer that whiskey makes a good life even better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tbuck Buck | 4/10/2013

    " It had it's funny moments. It also had some annoying. Overall I would recommend it if you are looking for something in the light hearted reading category. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debra | 12/22/2012

    " I saw Larry Miller at the Improv and brought his book. Yesterday I read 3/4 of it, great essays. He is not just funny, but a good man. Finished this book in 2 days. "

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