(Review) Suck On This Year


TITLE: Suck On This Year: LYFAO @ 140 Characters or less
AUTHOR: Denis Leary
PUB DATE: December 2010
PUBLISHER: Viking (Penguin)

SOURCE: I won this from Donna at Books Bound

Taken from the inside book flaps
Yeah. You read it right.

LYFAO.

It’s hip and cool.

Don’t know what it means?

Well, don’t worry. Neither did Denis. Until it was explained to him by his teenage kids and nieces and nephews. And some of the people at his production company. And most of his fellow cast members on FX’s hit show Rescue Me.

And then all of us here at the publishing company.

LAUGH YOUR FRIGGING (or Fat or that Other F Word) ASS OFF.

“Why is it abbreviated?” Denis asked.

So you can only imagine how hard it was to explain to him the idea of 140 characters or less – the basic Twitter communication formula. It turns out that Denis is not very nimble when it comes to math (he failed it twice in high school and had to blackmail a nun in order to graduate).

But one thing he can do is funny, so once we got past the fact that he can’t multiply or subtract or even basically navigate his way around the internet – he started coming up with stuff like this:

MAN ARRESTED W KILO OF COKE IN CHUNK OF BOLOGNA. MY BOLOGNA HAS A FIRST NAME AND IT WON’T SHUT THE F@%# UP.
FACEBOOK FOUNDER PLEDGES 100 MILLION $ TO IMPROVE NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS. MAYOR PLANS TO SPEND IT ON YELLOW CRIME SCENE TAPE.
BLIND MAN BOWLS PERFECT GAME. LEMME GUESS – IT WAS THE SHOES.

So we showed him how to post these comic tweets and just recently we asked him to pick some of the best from the last twelve months to place into the book you currently hold in your hands. Just remember, if you get the opportunity to have him sign it – make sure he spells your name right. And don’t ask him to do any long division.

MY THOUGHTS
I was really excited when I found out from Donna at Books Bound that I won her contest. I love Denis Leary.

Funny enough the blurb about the book is actually longer then the book itself. This took me not even 10 minutes to read. The book is filled with photos and tweets written by Denis himself.

I don’t think I laughed this hard in a long time. Denis leaves no one untouched and pokes fun at politicians, lady Gaga, Lindsey, Paris, and many more. He tells it like it is.

One of the things I love about Denis is that a portion of the profits from the sale of this book is being donated to the Leary firefighter Foundation. When I read this I went out and bought a copy of this book to support Denis’s foundation.

If you are on twitter you can follow Denis at www.twitter.com/denisleary and you can also check out Denis on his website.

copyright 2010, Cindy (Cindy’s Love Of Books)
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Comments

  1. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I don’t really know who Denis Leary is.

  2. I just seen him on a show promoting this. I love him!

  3. Glad to see you enjoyed the book, Cindy!

  4. I guess I am not as out of control with the library as I thought….LOL You make me look good.

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