Not Taco Bell Material, by comedian, actor, carpenter, CEO, radio personality, Adam Carolla (2012). This was a great read for me being that I'm a huge fan of his from back in the day. This is Adam's 2nd book, the 1st was In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks: . . . And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy. I started listening to Adam when I was about 15 or 16 when he was doing the radio show, Loveline, with Dr. Drew. (Love him as well.)
I don't always agree with everything that he says or stands for, but that's okay because we're 2 two different people. Differences makes the world go round, I like to think. He can, in my opinion sometimes be sexist or too general but again what can I do about it. He still makes me laugh with a lot of what comes out of his mouth. The only stories of Adam's that I didn't enjoy in this title were about football plays/manoeuvres etc., but that's only because I'm not a football fan. The stories about his many apartments & apartment adventures are hilarious, and worth reading for those alone.
What I really enjoyed was knowing more details of the stories of how he came from very little economically or emotionally. With no one pushing him or telling him what he needed to do, in order to succeed in his own life, he has accomplished a tremendous amount. Adam learned to want more for himself because he didn't like what he saw and experienced growing up in his family. From working in fast food restaurants, to digging ditches, to radio and television and now being the podcasting king that he is. Adam Carolla is an inspiration no matter where you come from. Silver-spoon, private school or passive parenting.
Everyone is not going to be a multi-millionaire, billionaire, or the CEO of a huge conglomeration. It's just impossible for the everyone to be the boss. There has to be feet that carry the head and help keep the day to day operations going. But Adam's story shares that if you work harder then most you will achieve much more, then most. Giving you more satisfaction, if you allow it, then someone who doesn't work or strive to be productive in their existence. It isn't all about money. It's about making a difference, in not only your own life but those around you. Not only helping yourself but helping those around you, even if just through example, achieve personal goals for themselves.
I give Not Taco Bell Material, by Adam Carolla, 4/5.
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Till next time,