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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,559 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Artie Lange, Anthony Bozza Narrator: Artie Lange, Gary Dell’Abate, Jim Florentine, Bob Levy Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9780739381977
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When Artie Lange joined the permanent cast of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, it was possibly the greatest thing ever to happen in the Stern universe, second only to the show’s move to the wild, uncensored frontier of satellite radio. Lange provided what Stern had yet to find all in the same place: a wit quick enough to keep pace with his own, a pathetic self-image to dwarf his own, a personal history both heartbreaking and hilarious, and an ingrained sense of self-sabotage that continually keeps things interesting.

A natural storyteller with a bottomless pit of material, Lange grew up in a close-knit, working-class Italian family in Union, New Jersey, as a maniacal Yankees fan who pursued the two things his father said he was cut out for—sports and comedy. Tragically, Artie Lange Sr. never saw the truth in that prediction: he became a quadriplegic in an accident when Artie was eighteen and died soon after. But as with every trial in his life, from his drug addiction to his obesity to his fights with his mother, Artie mines the humor, pathos, and humanity in these events and turns them into comedy classics.

True fans of the Stern Show will find Artie gold in these pages: hilarious tales that couldn’t have happened to anyone else. There are stories from his days driving a Jersey cab, working as a longshoreman in Port Newark, and navigating the dark circuit of stand-up comedy. There are outrageous episodes from the frenzied heights of his coked-up days at MADtv, surprisingly moving stories from his childhood, and an account of his recent USO tour that is equally stirring and irreverent. But also in this volume are stories Artie’s never told before, including some that he deemed too revealing for radio.

Wild, shocking, and drop-dead hilarious, Too Fat to Fish is Artie Lange giving everything he’s got to give. And like a true pro, the man never disappoints.

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  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/17/2014

    " Loved and it was especially sad knowing about Artie's suicide attempt last year. It's like the ending he didn't write. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolina | 2/10/2014

    " The Pig Suit...I Cried I was laughing so hard "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 1/30/2014

    " Derek is reading this now, and actually might finish it, I even hear him laugh out loud. I have to read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephy | 1/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, I don't listen to the Stern show as much as Hubby does so a lot of it was new to me. I really enjoyed it though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry Schlossnagle | 12/18/2013

    " Hilarious. Artie has such great stories. A must for any Stern fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 12/10/2013

    " Ahhh, Howard Stern's ex-sidekick. I love the show, love Artie, so I loved the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Conor | 12/7/2013

    " Artie is an awesome story teller, so I was really excited to read this book. Unfortunately, most of the content was already told on the Stern show, and in a much more entertaining way. There were a few new reveals, but nothing that was all that shocking. If you're a total die-hard fan of Artie, pick it up. Otherwise, just keep listening to the show. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Schiano | 12/4/2013

    " Awesome book. Funny, sad , and just wish Artie could get his life back together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 11/22/2013

    " Artie being very brave here....enjoyed, understood his addictions brought about by sad despair ... I don't think a sequel is necessary, though he touts this in his ending... A quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa | 11/22/2013

    " Touching chapter about parent-child relationships (particularly father-son). The rest is pretty depressing if you know anything about Artie Lange on The Howard Stern Show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Will | 11/21/2013

    " If this was True Blood, someone would have gotten this guy an exorcism by now. Heck, it might be worth a try. Sounds like he's got a heck of a demon in him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hal | 7/18/2013

    " Artie Lange is a kind, funny, and deeply troubled soul. This book of stories from his life is touching, hilarious, and sobering in parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Hart | 6/29/2013

    " Artie has a few issues, but it was really hard to put down. The stories he told really kept me reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 1/21/2013

    " Coarse language but WOW! he is funny and tragic at the same time... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 9/9/2012

    " Surprisingly I had trouble putting this book down. Some very funny parts as well as depressingly honest accounts of drug use and being self-destructive despite his success. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvia | 8/2/2012

    " Arte Lange is a comedian on the Howard Stern Show. This quick read book will make you laugh, and it will make you get mad at his destructive behavior. This is a great book to read if you're at the pool sipping a margarita or pina colada. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 7/17/2012

    " I would say that this book is something that you should read if you are ok with sex, drugs, and jokes. Otherwise, avoid it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 7/1/2012

    " Even in the wake of Lange's recent suicide attempt, this is a tender and hilarious read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 4/27/2012

    " Artie should get over himself. Its not that interesting or entertaining, mostly pathetic and he's just too lucky. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 8/21/2011

    " Only read this because my book club chose it. Not sure why. Cheesy celeb bio. Since I like drug addict/recovery stories (a la Invervention), I enjoyed it somewhat. But, frankly, I don't like this guy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Wahl | 7/29/2011

    " I love Artie Lange. His book had me laughing and crying all at the same time. If you like Artie, or the Howard Stern Show, this is a great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 7/20/2011

    " I haven't read it yet but the pictures are funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 6/10/2011

    " Great book, funny stories and lots of COKE!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Russ | 6/8/2011

    " Anthony Bozza does what he does best and turns a star with talent and absolutely no literary skills into a hilarious storyteller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Koz | 5/5/2011

    " This is so tragic. It is really, really funny, but it's devastating. And knowing what has happened since the book came out makes it all the more heartbreaking. The guy is pretty friggin funny, though. I'd give it a 3.5 if I could. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 5/4/2011

    " Funny and sad at the same time. To know Artie is to love him....and fear for him. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael | 4/24/2011

    " Poorly written. Boring stories. I feel like it's a lot of BS. Artie tries to make himself look like a cool guy, when in reality he's not. Howard made Artie. Artie blew it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 1/27/2011

    " I like Artie Lange - I liked this book. It's not for everyone, much like Artie isn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate | 1/3/2011

    " Sad and Funny at the same time. Good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 12/16/2010

    " You'd better like degeneracy if you are going to enjoy this book. I dug it OK, but I like the Howard Stern Show too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/9/2010

    " Loved the book - Artie is hysterical. Most of these stories have been discussed on Stern before but he puts a bit more detail in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayson | 12/1/2010

    " Not sugar coated, a warts and all account of his life up until his sucide attempt. Dark and sad at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kretch | 10/23/2010

    " Loved this book, sad and revealing, if you love his comedy, it is very insightful to his deamons and why he landed where he did in attempting suicide. "

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