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By Artie Lange

Outrageous, uncooked, and painfully humorous real tales directly from the lifetime of the actor, comic, and much-loved solid member of The Howard Stern Show—with a foreword via Howard Stern.

When Artie Lange joined the everlasting solid of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, it was once probably the best factor ever to take place within the Stern universe, moment purely to the show’s movement to the wild, uncensored frontier of satellite tv for pc radio. Lange supplied what Stern had but to discover all within the similar position: a wit quickly sufficient to maintain velocity along with his personal, a pathetic self-image to dwarf his personal, a private background either heartbreaking and hilarious, and an ingrained feel of self-sabotage that constantly retains issues attention-grabbing.

A normal storyteller with a bottomless pit of fabric, Lange grew up in a close-knit, working-class Italian kinfolk in Union, New Jersey, a maniacal Yankees fan who pursued the 2 issues his father acknowledged he used to be minimize out for—sports and comedy. Tragically, Artie Lange Sr. by no means observed the reality in that prediction: He turned a quadriplegic in an coincidence while Artie was once eighteen and died quickly after. yet as with all trial in his lifestyles, from his drug dependancy to his weight problems to his fights along with his mom, Artie mines the humor, pathos, and humanity in those occasions and turns them into comedy classics.

True fanatics of the Stern Show will locate Artie gold in those pages: hilarious stories that couldn’t have occurred to an individual else. There are tales from his days riding a Jersey cab, operating as a longshoreman in Port Newark, and navigating the darkish circuit of stand-up comedy. There are outrageous episodes from the frenzied heights of his coked-up days at MADtv, strangely relocating tales from his formative years, and an account of his contemporary U.S.O. travel that's both stirring and irreverent. but additionally during this quantity are tales Artie’s by no means informed earlier than, together with a few that he deemed too revealing for radio.

Wild, stunning, and drop-dead hilarious, Too fats to Fish is Artie Lange giving every little thing he’s received to offer. and prefer a real professional, the fellow by no means disappoints.

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