Book Review: I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons
By Alexis Mercer
What day is it? Does anyone know? I have stopped watching all television. If the TV is on at night, it is a movie with the kids. We don’t have the best Internet connection, so we are talking DVD movies (not even BlueRay). I am also reading a ton of books, listening to podcasts about running and coaching, and listening to audible books.
The other day I loaded up my Audible cart (I had quite a few credits to cash in on). Because I have a lot of print books to read, I searched up titles that were completely different from what I would hold in my hand. Comedy was first on the list.
I came across Kevin Hart’s I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons (by Neil Strauss) and knew I was in business.
The book is nothing shy of hilarious.
Laugh out loud, cracking up, looking around for someone to tell how funny it is hilarious.
I can’t tell you the number of times I repeated some of the content to my husband. Granted, I’m not Kevin Hart, so the stories aren’t nearly as funny with me repeating them. But still funny.
This book has to be listened to. Hart makes it come alive. I am sure reading the print is also funny, but the audio is like having cake and eating it, too.
What I didn’t expect going in was some of the depth. It is his auto-biography, and he is a comedian, so I expected hilarity. In addition, there are genuine moments he shares with the reader. Hard times, scary times, not-at-all-funny times. The listener hears Hart’s lessons from the difficult parts of his life.
Be forewarned: If you’re offended by inappropriate language, this book is NOT for you. And even if you’re not offended, be ready for using headphones if you have little ones at home. The language is not for the faint of heart.
The last words were spoken by Hart and I was sad it had come to an end. This book provided a nice respite from current reality, one hysterical sentence at a time.
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