By Artie Lange
Outrageous, uncooked, and painfully humorous real tales immediately from the lifetime of the actor, comic, and much-loved solid member of The Howard Stern Show—with a foreword by way of Howard Stern.
When Artie Lange joined the everlasting forged of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, it was once in all likelihood the best factor ever to ensue within the Stern universe, moment simply to the show’s circulation 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 speedy adequate to maintain speed along with his personal, a pathetic self-image to dwarf his personal, a private background either heartbreaking and hilarious, and an ingrained experience of self-sabotage that continuously retains issues attention-grabbing.
A traditional 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 was once minimize out for—sports and comedy. Tragically, Artie Lange Sr. by no means observed the reality in that prediction: He grew to become a quadriplegic in an coincidence while Artie used to be eighteen and died quickly after. yet as with all trial in his existence, from his drug habit to his weight problems to his fights together with his mom, Artie mines the humor, pathos, and humanity in those occasions and turns them into comedy classics.
True enthusiasts of the Stern Show will locate Artie gold in those pages: hilarious stories that couldn’t have occurred to someone 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 early life, and an account of his contemporary U.S.O. travel that's both stirring and irreverent. but in addition during this quantity are tales Artie’s by no means advised prior to, 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 bought to provide. and prefer a real seasoned, the fellow by no means disappoints.