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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (169 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Miller Narrator: Todd McLaren Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN: 9781400173372
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The creator of Animal House at last tells the real story of the fraternity that inspired the iconic film-a story far more outrageous (and funny!) than any movie could ever capture. Animal House, the film adaptation of stories Chris Miller published in National Lampoon about his experiences at a Dartmouth fraternity, is among the most beloved and successful comedies of all time. In fact, its portrayal of college party life is still imitated on campuses across the country-toga party, anyone? Now, nearly 30 years after the movie hit theaters, there are no taboos left, and Chris Miller can finally answer the fans who all want to know one thing: Was it really like that? The answer: Yes-but much, much more out of control! Here, for the first time, are the real stories of Alpha Delta Phi. Like the one about the frat brother who entertained the house by lighting his hair on fire-not the hair on his head, however. Or about the pledge who trick-or-treated around campus in a very revealing jack-o-lantern costume. Or about initiation night when a frozen hot dog became very painful for two rushes. Wild and hilarious, The Real Animal House is a must-read for any fan of the film and anyone who remembers their college days as a blur of great parties and solid friendship. "I couldn't put it down. I make this self-indicting admission with all due trepidation, but there it is. For better or worse, this an utterly hilarious book."-New York Times "A boozy holler of a book, with a great soundtrack."-Kirkus Download and start listening now!

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  • “McLaren’s matter-of-fact tone makes the bizarre stories that much zanier. He even executes the musical cues within the text impressively.”

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  • McLaren's matter-of-fact tone makes the bizarre stories that much zanier. He even executes the musical cues within the text impressively. AudioFile

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil | 2/13/2014

    " A delight to read, for those of us who find stories of binge drinking and its consequences fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nessa Borealis | 1/24/2014

    " This book taught me that life as a member of Alpha Delta Phi was as raucous in the early 60s as it was in the early 80s. And that adding women into the picture didn't mess with that at all. Miller is a great memoirist, and hilariously funny to boot. (Maybe "boot" is not the best verb here. Heh.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 1/15/2014

    " wasn't as fun a read as I had hoped "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke | 1/9/2014

    " For when you miss college life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikenliza | 1/4/2014

    " OK, so it is a guilty pleasure...fun reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 12/24/2013

    " This book was disgusting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis Willingham | 11/30/2013

    " Pretty interesting background on one of my favorite movies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Christian | 11/24/2013

    " I enjoyed the stories, but at some point it passed my gross-out line. Right up until that it was really enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 11/14/2013

    " If you lived in a fraternity house, this is possibly the single greatest book in the history of time. If you didn't but appreciate college humor, this still might be the greatest book in the history of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jawneyc | 10/27/2013

    " ahhh reminds me of my frat days... pretty funny too, definitely some similarities with the national lampoon movie that was spun off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A.L. Waddington | 9/29/2013

    " If you thought the movie was funny, you will absolutely LOVE this book! It starts out a little slow but once it takes off, you'd better hold on cause nothing and no one is safe from the antics. You will laugh til you cry in pure disbelief! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 11/19/2012

    " The movie doesn't tell the half of Chris Miller's real-life experiences at Dartmouth. Readers of a certain age may remember some of these stories from National Lampoon magazine, but for younger readers they'll be a swell revelation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 7/16/2012

    " Greatly entertaining for Dartmouth alums. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 2/26/2012

    " Frat boys at Dartmouth ARE awesomely deprived -- or at least they were until the No-Fun Brigade caught on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 1/29/2012

    " Good book to remind you of all the crazy, stupid things you did in college. Funny book and an entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Superilla | 12/28/2011

    " Some humorous anecdotes. Lots of characters to try and remember. I thought Miller pulled a few punches. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark Leta | 11/16/2011

    " Somewhat fun read. A little too raunchy in places, but interesting to learn more about the characters that inspired a classic movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 10/30/2011

    " I laughed pretty hard a couple of times. It would have been fun to watch these idiots at the AD House. This brought back some of my Theta Phi memories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 8/6/2011

    " OK, it made me laugh in a couple of spots. Still, nothing to write home about, not nearly as deranged as they would have you think. A lot of vomiting and drinking, creative sophomoric craziness. Frankly depicted sex, but not earth-shattering- I've seen more graphic descriptions in romances. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 6/6/2011

    " It's worse then the movie.. WAY WORSE "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Bennion | 4/27/2011

    " I hate myself for liking this book. Raunchy, profane, and outrageous....and hilarious "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 4/26/2011

    " boys love beer... and exposing their privates, and ladies'tatas... who doesn't need more of this in their life??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Superilla | 3/15/2011

    " Some humorous anecdotes. Lots of characters to try and remember. I thought Miller pulled a few punches. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 3/10/2011

    " OK, it made me laugh in a couple of spots. Still, nothing to write home about, not nearly as deranged as they would have you think. A lot of vomiting and drinking, creative sophomoric craziness. Frankly depicted sex, but not earth-shattering- I've seen more graphic descriptions in romances. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 5/25/2010

    " I enjoyed the stories, but at some point it passed my gross-out line. Right up until that it was really enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikenliza | 11/16/2009

    " OK, so it is a guilty pleasure...fun reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 11/19/2008

    " It's worse then the movie.. WAY WORSE "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 8/8/2008

    " boys love beer... and exposing their privates, and ladies'tatas... who doesn't need more of this in their life??? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 1/4/2008

    " wasn't as fun a read as I had hoped "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 11/15/2007

    " If you lived in a fraternity house, this is possibly the single greatest book in the history of time. If you didn't but appreciate college humor, this still might be the greatest book in the history of time. "

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