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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperLuxe; Lgr edition (22 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062326937
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062326935
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,312,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Hilarious and at times heartbreaking . . .” (Vanity Fair)

“Equal parts smut and sincerity . . .” (Larry King Now)

“Both funnier and darker than you might expect . . .” (AskMen.com) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Bob Saget, the decidedly irreverent stand-up comedian and beloved TV star, delivers uproarious, uncensored, and heartfelt stories from a life in entertainment and beyond

Millions of viewers know and love Bob Saget from his role as the sweetly neurotic father on the smash hit Full House, and as the charming wisecracking host of America's Funniest Home Videos. And then there are the legions of fans who can't get enough of his scatological, out-of-his-mind stand-up routines, comedy specials, and outrageously profane performances in such shows as HBO's Entourage and the hit documentary The Aristocrats. In his bold and wildly entertaining publishing debut, Bob continues to embrace his dark side and gives readers the book they have long been waiting for—hilarious and often dirty yet warm and disarmingly sincere.

Bob talks about the connection between humor and pain, offering insights into his own life, including the deaths of his beloved sisters. He pays homage to the people who shaped and inspired him: his mom, Dolly; his father, Ben (the comedy influence who instilled his love of "sick silliness"); and the teacher who told him, "You need to make people laugh," as well as legendary comedians such as Richard Pryor, David Letterman, Billy Crystal, and Robin Williams.

Bob believes there's a time and a place for filth and immature humor—and for gentle family comedy. Dirty Daddy is packed with both, from his never-before-heard stories of what really went on behind the scenes of two of the most successful family shows of all times, with costars like John Stamos, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Ashley Olsen, to his liberating experience in The Aristocrats, his Comedy Central roast, and his role of playing an extreme version of himself on Entourage. Bob opens up about his career, his reputation for sick humor, his pride and love for Full House, and how he's come to terms with the fame of being DT—"Danny Tanner." Throughout, he shares tales of close friends and colleagues like Rodney Dangerfield and Don Rickles, and recalls his experiences with show business legends, including Johnny Carson and George Carlin.

Told with his highly original blend of silliness, vulgarity, wit, and heart, Dirty Daddy reveals Bob Saget as never before—a man who loves being funny and making people laugh above all else.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Format: Hardcover
It's a wonderful read. Whether you are a fan of this man's work, or know nothing of his working resume to date, but love Comedy, good stories with excellent delivery and given heart felt opinions with sharp as a tac rebuttle, this book is certainly for your eyes and ears. It's a personal story of a man's experience in the world of Stand Up Comedy, Family viewing television, crafted film making and passion for family, friends (famous or unknown), movies and of course hazardously heated testicles. Bare with the thousands of segue-ways they all hold wisdom and bladder breaking laughs. Most of all the experience, understanding and philosophical truth of Death is sincere and warmly comforting. A read for all over the age of 15yrs. Or those few Buddha like beings aged 9-12yrs.

Bob Saget - A man for all reasons.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Funny, sad, touching...I loved it 10 April 2014
By smoody33 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A wonderful look at the life of a great comedian. I grew up knowing the vanilla side, appreciating the characters he played. It's nice to be able to know the more personal and real side of this man. I've very much enjoyed this book!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Heartache & Humour 10 April 2014
By Joshua T - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A warm-hearted and personal perspective on a public life. Bob mixes humor and heartache to tell a story worth telling and shares clarity and insight into an interesting life lived. His Ten-Years Theory & Relationships I'd Rather Not Talk About chapters are notable favorites.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
this fragmented stream of consciousness narrative is just annoying. Watch him on YouTube and give the book ... 18 July 2014
By J Lawrence Buell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
His comedy does not translate well to the written word. Without his timing, pace, and delivery, this fragmented stream of consciousness narrative is just annoying. Watch him on YouTube and give the book a pass.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
He's Not Like Danny Tanner 30 April 2014
By Amber Myers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
It's Danny Tanner on the cover.

I imagine a lot of people thought this.

I know I did. I'm a huge fan of Full House.

However, Bob Saget is not like Danny Tanner. He curses. A lot. He talks about penises. And he enjoys dirty jokes.

This doesn't bother me. I also curse. I don't talk about penises a lot, but maybe it's because I don't have one. Dirty jokes amuse me. I think Bob Saget and I would get along if I promised not to always talk about Full House.

His book does discuss Full House--but the book isn't only about Full House. Bob, after all, had a life BEFORE Full House. He had a life AFTER Full House. So if you're hoping for a warm book filled with happy stories about Mary Kate and Ashley, this book might not be for you.

Some things that tickled me while I read this book?

Bob has three daughters in real life.

Bob, who was also the host of America's Funniest Home Videos, saw some disturbing home videos. A couple sent a video of themselves having sex in the shower, and then they tripped and crashed through the glass. Funny, yes, but not for a family show. (I would watch the video..)

Bob was friends with Dave Coulier (Joey) before he was cast in Full House.

Bob almost wasn't Danny Tanner--he got the part because he was fired from another job. (The creator of the show always wanted Bob though but Bob obviously couldn't do the show since he was committed to another.) I know it was probably in poor taste of me to think, "Bob, thank goodness you were fired," but oh well. I'm GLAD he was fired. I can't picture anyone else as Danny Tanner. (And oops. There I go again Full Hous-ing. That's probably why Bob wouldn't be able to be around me for long periods of time--because I'd always, eventually, turn the subject back to Full House.)

You'll find all sorts of interesting stories in this book. Yes, they might not be all about Full House, but still, they are entertaining.

Bob might be a Dirty Daddy, but it's certainly okay with me.

Full House!

(Sorry. I couldn't help myself..)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
laugh out loud yet brings you in with the tragedy's he's lived through 27 April 2014
By Mark Scher - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
He's so quick, just following his stream of consciousness thought process is a ride in itself, hysterical one minute and emotional and sad the next. Clearly driven by Attention Deficit Disorder, he jumps around constantly but once you get used to that style, you realize it's just part of the fun.

Amazing to read his riff's as they just pour out of his endless energy.
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