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RanDumb: The Random Dumb Adventures of an Irish Guy in LA [Kindle Edition]

Mark Hayes , Robbie Williams , Craig Robinson
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Product Description


I like book, me. --Robbie Williams


'Randumb: the Adventures of an Irish Guy in LA is...a thoroughly entertaining read that will make you 'LOL' - laugh out loud - as so many have done on Mark Hayes' blog... [it] is an intelligently put-together, often satirical anlaysis of the times we live in'. --Verbal Magazine

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 381 KB
  • Print Length: 297 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1905483902
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Liberties Press; 2nd edition (8 Nov. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055I2064
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #292,227 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mark Hayes has been dubbed "Ireland's craziest and wittiest writer, a poet at times". Saying that, he has also been called "the runt of Irish litter-ature" so take your pick.

Also known as the King of Chance, a Midnight Dancer and the Prince of Ireland, Mark is an award-winning, bestselling author of three books:

RanDumb: The Adventures of an Irish Guy in L.A.
#1 on Amazon Humour in the U.S. and the U.K.

RanDumber: The Continued Adventures of an Irish Guy in L.A.
A cult classic.

PreDumb: Before I Came to LA
A travesty of sorts.

Mark enjoys Guinness, frolics and fine reviews.

Mark twitters at @trickaduu and rambles along on his website

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dumb Good 20 May 2010
Flew through this book, its a funny concept. Its an example of the American way of life is probably better judged by those born outside its world. The writer seemingly engulfed himself in American culture to tell this story. If you have ever lived for a time in America you could certainly relate to the topics he discusses. This laugh out account of a Cork guy in LA shows the contrasting affect of two towns where one doesn't suffer many fools (Cork) and of another that seems to be the capital city for them (LA). Its a refreshing and original account of American culture.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Honesty and Intelligence - A Great Mix 16 July 2010
Considering the title and the cover of the book, one is tempted to expect a book full of stories about being drunk, scoring girls and being hung over - since that's what the Irish do. And you do get those stories in case that's what you're looking for. Except that however, you get a lot more! It's also a very honest piece about the problems of getting on in a foreign country without a real plan, without real friends and on a low budget. Told in an ironic way, picked with satiric insights about the sick state of our generation. Everything written in a very special style. Short. Sentences. Is. The. Motto. A caricature of the Facebook/Twitter-generation's inability to communicate in a proper way? Could. be. All in all: a very funny and, if you read behind the lines, also very intelligent book about the search for one's dream and the attempts to live it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lough out loud 18 July 2010
By Kasia
That book got me thinking! Very inspiring! Couldn't put it away once I started reading! Definitely one of the best books I have read. There is no down or boring moments its good from start to finish. Well deserved 5 starts!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 18 July 2010
An excellent read, so funny! Really enjoyed it from start to finish, plenty of laugh out loud moments! Very well written and entertaining, was so disappointed when I finished it. Would highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, well worth a look. 28 May 2010
I've been following this guys blog online for a couple of months now which I have enjoyed, so when he announced that he was after writing this book I ordered it hoping it would be more of the same. After reading it I have to say I was not disappointed. It does exactly what it says on the tin, giving the reader a humorous and light hearted insight into the world of an aspiring actor/writer going from a small town to the bright lights of LA. Dont be deceived by this fellows dodgy dress sense on the cover of the book, its well worth a look!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wuu . Huu. 15 May 2013
By Jools
Format:Kindle Edition
Not an author or type of book I would search out. However always one to try new pastures and having read said authors blog and tweets and heard his lovely Irish brogue on radio rude box (If you are a RW friendly you'll know what means!) I downloaded both of his books. Excellent read, funny, sobering, sometimes sad. Naive in so many areas, brave, tenacious and never fazed by his predicaments Merck or Omar or Merrick the Russian Irishman tells a fabulous story of what is like to be a stranger in a land you might not consider to be alien but is so very clearly culturally different to the European way of life. Random it may be but he's certainly not dumb! Cleverly written and looking forward to book 2! Read. On.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The new Rough guide to LA - Randumb style 18 Feb. 2013
By Chony
You know that bit of yourself that really wishes you'd just gone for it, taken that extra leap into the unknown regardless of planning and reason, with just the right amount of reckless abandon. Well read on and find out, without any risk to yourself of bankruptcy, deportation or wild cougar attacks in the hollywood hills, what LA adventures unfold. Mark Hayes has a natural loveable rogues knack of telling a story in a personal relaxed way that makes you feel included in his circle of friends. Chuckle inducing accounts of Mark's exploits are told in such a way you can't help but want more, and more can be had with his blog and sequels. Read on!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, Funny as hell! 11 Mar. 2012
This is really is a great book which will make you laugh from start to finish. I picked up Randumb to keep me entertained on an 11 hour flight..entertained this book certainly did! Mark keeps his stories short and sweet...rolling from one randumb story to another and his humour is second to none!!! Would really recommend this book to anyone out there looking to add a bit of humour to their life or an insight into the crazy lifestyle of an Irishman living the dream in LA!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for anybody looking for an easy read on ...
HILARIOUS!!!!!!Great book for anybody looking for an easy read on holiday, in fact it is a great read for the whole year round.It's an escape from all the s*** going on.... Read more
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Published 10 months ago by Aishling
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
The title says it all, I don't know how I finished it, but it can be summarised as superficial and unbelievable, unless all living in LA are like this - can't be!
Published on 22 Aug. 2012 by rodsmith
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably OK.
I got bored with this guy. So self centred it's unbelievable. Perhaps I'm too old for this, but he seemed to walk about with his eyes closed half the time, and was only reacting... Read more
Published on 27 April 2012 by Mr. John F. H. Mcdade
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Published on 10 Feb. 2012 by John O'Donovan
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A superb read - I can't recommend this enough. Not what I expected, but then I didn't really know what to expect, but it was way way more funny than I had hoped it would be. Read more
Published on 4 Feb. 2012 by Carnspindle
2.0 out of 5 stars uphill read
I was curious as to how this book would turn out as it is an interesting premise, however I found the book fairly slow going, quite boring (despite attempts to include as many zany... Read more
Published on 25 Jan. 2012 by backie
5.0 out of 5 stars Belly Laughs!
Fantastic book. Very funny and extremely RanDumb! I bought this book because the culture of LA fascinates me and Mark's account of the RanDumb sequence of events that has brought... Read more
Published on 18 Jan. 2012 by Katie Red
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Think of this character as your little brother, launching himself daily onto the streets of LA - with nothing more than a bucket full of Irish charm, limited funds and an... Read more
Published on 11 Jan. 2012 by Miss V L Ball
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, read on!
I first heard of Mark through Robbie Williams, and as a complete fangirl I had to find out anything I could. Read more
Published on 3 Jan. 2012 by katybaines
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