I'm Your Emotional Support Animal
Instant National Bestseller! Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller! Three-time New York Times bestseller Adam Carolla is back to take on social media, social justice warriors, and a society gone to s**t. As seen on Fox News's Fox & Friends! “As the revolution reaches its final, most humorless stage, there’s no better, braver, or more insightful observer than Adam Carolla. You may feel despondent about what’s happening right now. This book will remind you that you should also be amused.” —Tucker Carlson In I’m Your Emotional Support Animal, Adam Carolla examines how our culture went careening off a cliff. We used to have one that created real warriors who fought world wars. Now it spawns social justice warriors who fight Twitter wars. He takes on those who are traumatized by Trump and “emotional support animal” owners who proclaim their victimhood at every airport. He stands up for the collateral damage of the #MeToo movement and for freedom of speech on “safe space” filled college campuses. Examining the calculated commercials churned out by Madison Avenue, like the ones about cars “made with love,” Carolla rants on ads designed to either bum us out or make us think the corporation is run by Mr. Rogers. Turning to social media, Adam takes down the “hashtag heroes” who signal their virtue daily from atop Twitter mountain. And in the era of the Roomba, performances by dead celebrity holograms, and meals-on-demand delivery services, he looks down the road at our not-so-bright future as a species. “Adam and I agree on absolutely nothing but he’s a sharp, smart, funny guy to disagree with. And there’s a human heart under all the gruffness, snark, and melted cheese.” —Patton Oswalt Frank, funny, and utterly unapologetic, this is not a book for those who need a trigger warning, but is THE book for everyone who wants to hit the snooze bar on the “woke” culture. “Adam has written a funny, insightful book with a powerful message a bunch of people will manage to be offended by without reading it.” —Tim Allen “Adam has done it again! In this book he’s managed to make me laugh at one moment, then cry out “What an idiot!” in the next. His own blue-collar mastery of the language invites the reader into the conversation—just like the podcast—so much so that I breezed through the book in only one sitting on the toilet.” —Bryan Cranston

I'm Your Emotional Support Animal Details

TitleI'm Your Emotional Support Animal
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 16th, 2020
PublisherPost Hill Press
ISBN-139781642935882
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Humor, Politics

I'm Your Emotional Support Animal Review

  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    Do I enjoy raunchy humor? No. Do I think he is offensive? Yes. Do I agree with his views? Some of them.Do I think he should be censored? Absolutely not. And that, my friends, is the point.
  • Darcy
    January 1, 1970
    This author seems to be someone you either like or hate. I find him amusing despite being rude and crude. Whenever his books show up on my library's website I grab them, especially if they are in audio as he narrates them himself. This often leads to some funny times as often he goes off on tangents, cracking himself up. While I don't agree with a lot of what he says, sometimes I find myself nodding my head, going yes, other times I'm rolling my eyes, others I'm yelling out what the hell at what This author seems to be someone you either like or hate. I find him amusing despite being rude and crude. Whenever his books show up on my library's website I grab them, especially if they are in audio as he narrates them himself. This often leads to some funny times as often he goes off on tangents, cracking himself up. While I don't agree with a lot of what he says, sometimes I find myself nodding my head, going yes, other times I'm rolling my eyes, others I'm yelling out what the hell at what he's talking about, but I am entertained no matter what.
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  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    This was so entertaining that I read it in one day. Couldn't put it down. I agreed with pretty much everything in here but didn't like the vulgarity at some points--not because I don't like cursing/hearing cursing, but because I felt like the cursing weakened some counterarguments by taking the text space of an actually valid, factual observation. I also learned quite a bit of specificities from this book that I was unaware of, for example, regarding language used in certain state orders thanks This was so entertaining that I read it in one day. Couldn't put it down. I agreed with pretty much everything in here but didn't like the vulgarity at some points--not because I don't like cursing/hearing cursing, but because I felt like the cursing weakened some counterarguments by taking the text space of an actually valid, factual observation. I also learned quite a bit of specificities from this book that I was unaware of, for example, regarding language used in certain state orders thanks to the whole "PC" trend. Adam Carolla is clearly a very smart man, and he's examined the status quo from various angles to form his own opinions and theories, like how he believes the "pussification" of society is partially attributed to the after-effects of WWII (i.e., deadbeat or distant fathers). Highly recommended, especially for leftist people to read with an OPEN MIND -- they could learn a lot and may re-evaluate some of their positions. The only parts I didn't like/skimmed over were those about comedians whose careers were attacked because of "rape" culture comments and also one about female actresses who wouldn't want to f-ck Adam, but only because I had no idea who most of those people were.
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  • Blake Laberee
    January 1, 1970
    I'm doing a reading challenge this year that required me to read a book that I was pretty sure I would "disagree with." Admittedly, I sort of cheated. I figured I would agree with the overall theme of the book - We live in a victim culture and it is making us societally weak. However, I was more so curious at how Adam Carolla would approach this subject from his atheistic worldview (which he mentions a few times in the book.) While we may agree on the premise, we are polar opposites regarding ho I'm doing a reading challenge this year that required me to read a book that I was pretty sure I would "disagree with." Admittedly, I sort of cheated. I figured I would agree with the overall theme of the book - We live in a victim culture and it is making us societally weak. However, I was more so curious at how Adam Carolla would approach this subject from his atheistic worldview (which he mentions a few times in the book.) While we may agree on the premise, we are polar opposites regarding how we approach these issues - Adam is an ashiest and I am actually a Christian Pastor!Before I was a Christian Adam was one of the comedians that I idolized. His comedy was edgy and the way he carried himself just seemed manly - the, "I don't care what you think of me attitude" resonated with me. The Cons:- This book is often vulgar... and I mean VULGAR. The jokes, the language, the innuendo, etc. I found myself skipping to the end of the paragraph more than once. I figured there would be some crassness to navigate, but this is a landmine field of obscenity. There is some chicken here, but you will be spitting out a whole lot of bones.- The way he flippantly talks about his pornography addiction and emotional disengagement from his family is really disheartening, and though he probably doesn't acknowledge it, in coloration.- Adam rails on the hypocrisy of Hollywood; which I found curious. As an ashiest (whose worldview doesn't allow for moral absolutes) I'm not sure why he believes this whole mess is "bad." The Pros:- Adam actually has some thoughtful points in this book. Our nation HAS lost its mind with woke culture. I thought that his bit on collateral damage in accusations and lawsuits was particularly insightful. That being, that you don't even have to be guilty of a crime to be sucked into being made an example of.- Although its steeped in irony (yaknow… because of the porn thing) He makes a good point about human worth and dignity with the story about the airport worker having to clean up the emotional support animals poop that was drug through the airport. While I agree with Adam that men need to be men, we have a totally different understanding of what that means, how it is accomplished, and WHAT it will accomplish. This book is almost totally void of solutions. There is an attempt in the last chapter to rectify this problem by suggesting that reacquainting ourselves with real danger will drown out the supposed danger (fear) that many feel. Might I suggest that a major part of the solution to this woke culture is that men start being men in the biblical sense. Submission to Christ that results in: working hard, leading their families, loving their wives, living by moral absolutes, and loving others - which includes telling them things they don't want to hear. Would I recommend this book? No. Did it give me an interesting glance into the non-religious trying to work with concepts of what is right and wrong as they pertain to culture? Yes.
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    Fun read.I like Ace. I was not particularly offended by this book. But I am not easily offended. Here's the weird part though! How on earth did he predict the whole Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben thing??? Hmmmm. Sad to say Ace...the whole COVID thing did not make us better...
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  • Gabrielle
    January 1, 1970
    More like 3.5 stars. I didn't like the crudeness and vulgarity but it's Adam Corolla so you should definitely expect it. This book was humorous, on point and exactly right. The scary thing was this was published before all of the rioting, looting and racial tension so it was even more relevant or prophetic today. Things have deteriorated fast.
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  • Daniel Nelson
    January 1, 1970
    "In the land of the lazy the competent will be king." A humorous and serious look at the lazy, entitled, softness of culture today. The basic premise of this book is something I like to call the blue collar theory. People need to stop looking at their screens, complaining, and get to work using your hands, accomplishing things, and stop blaming people and being a victim. Carolla uses the analogy of the fly landing on your nose. People are so quick to flick the fly away. Imagine that both of your "In the land of the lazy the competent will be king." A humorous and serious look at the lazy, entitled, softness of culture today. The basic premise of this book is something I like to call the blue collar theory. People need to stop looking at their screens, complaining, and get to work using your hands, accomplishing things, and stop blaming people and being a victim. Carolla uses the analogy of the fly landing on your nose. People are so quick to flick the fly away. Imagine that both of your hands have a pie in it. If you react too hastily and in a reactionary way the fly does go away, but you get a pie in the face. That's how Carolla sums up the mentality today. The biggest problem is fear - and people haven't figured out how to adequately deal with fear. Master that and you can live a more productive life. The book is quite strong in it's language and content...clearly a negative to the overall message.
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  • Tanya
    January 1, 1970
    You may get triggered...I laughed out loud literally at parts. I don't understand the hate on Duran Duran though! I don't agree with everything but agree he can say what he wants. Yes, there are bad words. I hear the same words on TV, so I guess they do not bother me too much.
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  • Alexander Fitzgerald
    January 1, 1970
    My whole life I have been attracted to books that were banned for one reason or another. I don't like being told what to think. I want to make my own opinion.I recently read an article about how Brave New World was "problematic and dated." For the recent television adaptation, they completely changed aspects of the book. I figured it was time to finally read the classic, before someone watching the TV show ruined every plot point for me. I ended up reading Brave New World within two days. It's p My whole life I have been attracted to books that were banned for one reason or another. I don't like being told what to think. I want to make my own opinion.I recently read an article about how Brave New World was "problematic and dated." For the recent television adaptation, they completely changed aspects of the book. I figured it was time to finally read the classic, before someone watching the TV show ruined every plot point for me. I ended up reading Brave New World within two days. It's probably one of the five best books I've read in my life. I grew up listening to Adam Carolla on Loveline and his radio show. I've always been a fan. But I haven't listened to his daily podcast in probably 4-5 years. I'll occasionally catch him doing a bit with Dr. Drew or Mark Geragos, but that will be it. Anyways, I heard Carolla finally wrote a book his major publisher wouldn't touch. It's one of the first major books out which (briefly) references Covid-19. I had to take a peak.I can certainly see why a major publisher didn't want this title. Carolla seems to be pushing back on the current cultural climate, much in the way Chapelle did with his latest special. He wants to make a joke of people's sensitivities, so there is a ton to get offended at here. If that's your thing.But I honestly burst out loud laughing at least 20+ times during the slim tome. There were a few times I nearly cried I laughed so hard. I know I actually dropped the thin volume a couple times. A few of the bits are more tired than others, and I've been told if you listen to his podcast all of this stuff is old hat. But damn, I needed a laugh badly. I was up in my head one day after a long week of work, and this book made a Saturday morning coffee incredibly enjoyable. Carolla's essentially the old white man at your bar who doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut. He drops a great deal of homespun wisdom that truly resonates. He's got a few lines that will have you thinking for days. Then, more often than not, he'll say something that gets you going, "alright old man, you've had one too many."As he gets older, he seems to get more entrenched in his nuttier views. But hell, somewhere deep down is still the guy who introduced me to Jo Koy, David Allan Grier, and Patton Oswalt when I was younger. The guy is incredible at written comedy and abstract social commentary. I highly recommend this one if that's your thing.
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  • Manny
    January 1, 1970
    Insanely funny but very apropos. Corolla blows the lid off of the victim society and cancel culture we are contaminated by these days. This book is filled with F-Bombs and other "four letter" words (or French). It will certainly crush the snowflakes of today. The saddest thing about this book is that he is 100% on point. There is a purity test that all have to pass in order to be a member of the new society. Apparently there is no room to evolve your thoughts, opinions or decisions. You are now Insanely funny but very apropos. Corolla blows the lid off of the victim society and cancel culture we are contaminated by these days. This book is filled with F-Bombs and other "four letter" words (or French). It will certainly crush the snowflakes of today. The saddest thing about this book is that he is 100% on point. There is a purity test that all have to pass in order to be a member of the new society. Apparently there is no room to evolve your thoughts, opinions or decisions. You are now forever defined by the rants of your sixteen year old self. I have evolved from being a Republican to being libertarian because I did not agree with many of the planks of the Republican Party. If this is the way we plan the future to be, not even the Purest of the pure would be eligible for a place in the new society. The wusification of men today will have huge effects down the line. I know in my family, I am the one willing to take the risks and lay down my life for my family. If there is a need to get a second job, to go out in the middle of a hurricane, fight to protect my loved ones, even standing in line for an entire day to get gas for our hurricane generator, that's me. My kids are learning and I take my oldest one with me. I teach them to safely handle AR style rifles, hand guns, knives, dress a deer etc. I teach them about making fire, cooking and most important the respect of women and God. These days men are more feminine than women. They gossip and rat on each other, they don't ask out girls anymore. My 14 year old told me last year "I hope she asks me to the dance". I was floored. This is not the way it is supposed to be. I recommend this book for anyone that is a rational person. If you believe is safe spaces, micro aggressions, culture appropriation and the drivel espoused the morons of today, move on. You will only hurt your delicate feelings.
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  • Andee
    January 1, 1970
    Like all of his books, this one has way way way too much gross bathroom humor and sex. I’m not frigid or humorless, but that’s just not my thing. Please note however, that I still gave this book 5 stars because, I like most of what he has to say in this book, along with the fact that it’s well written. Also, like how most of society functions, I don’t agree with everything he says. I like some of his politics a lot, and I loathe other aspects of them. But, that’s the entire point of his book...i Like all of his books, this one has way way way too much gross bathroom humor and sex. I’m not frigid or humorless, but that’s just not my thing. Please note however, that I still gave this book 5 stars because, I like most of what he has to say in this book, along with the fact that it’s well written. Also, like how most of society functions, I don’t agree with everything he says. I like some of his politics a lot, and I loathe other aspects of them. But, that’s the entire point of his book...if you don’t like the radio station, change the channel! Don’t be a victim. If you’re offended, close the book and walk away. Mostly though, I agree wholeheartedly with his message, and I did enjoy the book overall. I only wish this had gone to print just a few months later. For, I would love to hear his thoughts on how America, and the collective world, have lost their minds in riots, physical assaults, destroying cities, attacking cops, blocking freeways, all in the name of “peaceful” protests, which they’re anything but, for the Black Lives Matter urban terrorist movement. Also, closely linked to this chaos, is the devolving of society due to Coronavirus propaganda, of which, I would also like to hear what he has to say.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    It used to be when Adam came out with a new book, I'd like it, but none of it would be new-to-me material because whatever was presented in written form was rehashings of stuff he discussed to death on his podcasts.I stopped listening to ACS well over a year ago, I really only listen to Adam and Drew and Reasonable Doubt these days, so I think my enjoyment of this book was augmented by the fact that it wasn't all the same old crap I've heard before.We still differ in some beliefs, but this was s It used to be when Adam came out with a new book, I'd like it, but none of it would be new-to-me material because whatever was presented in written form was rehashings of stuff he discussed to death on his podcasts.I stopped listening to ACS well over a year ago, I really only listen to Adam and Drew and Reasonable Doubt these days, so I think my enjoyment of this book was augmented by the fact that it wasn't all the same old crap I've heard before.We still differ in some beliefs, but this was still thoroughly entertaining and Adam made some good points. He also was spot on in the racial chapter. Adam's Crystal Brain strikes again.
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  • Kristen
    January 1, 1970
    Don’t read if you’re easily offended and consider words violence. Scratch that - you’re exactly the person who should read it. Hysterical and a must read for those feeling triggered, hoarding TP, binge listening to CNN, Vox or Fox, wondering how many victim groups you can fit into or if you’re one of those fools who think Trump is Hitler. (Also, pickup a book about Hitler so you can get yourself perspective.)Recommend the Audible version as it’s multiple hours of great delivery and asides.
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  • David Crayk
    January 1, 1970
    Politically Correct It’s NotAdam’s book is a no holds barred look at our society through a comic lens. The difference being that as he teeters on the edge we get a clise look at what ails us. The book makes you laugh, and it makes you ponder on our future as a “soft” society that might have just went over the edge to oblivion.
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    If you have ever watched Love Line or the Man Show you know what to expect from Carolla. There are a few things I agree with him. However, he is the guy that is always right and you will never be able to tell him any differently. There are a few topics Carolla addressed that he needs to either do more research on or get exposure to it.
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  • Mike
    January 1, 1970
    At first, I was uncomfortable with the vulgarity of the book, then I realized that would have made Adam say “See, this is what I’m talking about!” Once I got over the vulgarity, I found I agreed with most of this book. It truly is a shame what’s happening in our society. Adam calls it out very clearly!
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  • Jason Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    I agree with a lot of what Carolla says in his commentary on progressive American culture. It would possibly be better as a stand-up routine. I think some of the language was over the top. Often, his point was dulled by the shock of language or discussing his penis, masturbation, or oral sex. About halfway through I was just tired and wanted to be done.
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  • Andrea Walters
    January 1, 1970
    RefreshingAdams book was exactly what I needed. Filled with irony and satire, it shines light on the good bad and ugly culture of this time. Never taking himself too seriously. Funny and real. And FU if you can't take a joke! Lol
  • Kevin Findley
    January 1, 1970
    The content is funny, but Carolla's editor (if he had one) didn't do him any favors when it comes to readability. Honestly, wait until the book is about 50% off at Wal-Mart or somewhere else so you get your money's worth.Find it. Buy it (maybe). Read it.
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  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    This book is so refreshing in the author’s reaction to today’s cancel culture. We need to hear the other side of topics...no just what the mainstream media touts as “fact.” I laughed at so many of his metaphors, however, if you’re offended by crass language, this may not be the read for you.
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  • rick
    January 1, 1970
    Great readFor those that listen to the podcast There is going to be some material that repeats. All in all covering a broad range of topics In the only way Adam can.For those faint of heart There is some cursing.
  • Gail
    January 1, 1970
    What a fun read. I’m an Adam Corolla fan and enjoy his podcasts so it was easy for me to enjoy his most recent book. I appreciate his thoughtful and humorous take on this entire Safe Space phenomenon that’s going on today. It’s also laugh out loud funny!
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  • Michael Dunn
    January 1, 1970
    In a time where the freedom of speech is really being tested, Adam really pushes back at the cancel culture. It was refreshing to read something that has the courage to challenge the mass media muck. This book dredges hot topics where common sense has gone out the window. Thank you for a great book Adam Carolla!
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  • John Schilling
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting Wish the bad language was toned down otherwise he makes many good points. Easy read, read through quickly. Wish his wife would have had a chapter on her thoughts, that would have been entertaining.
  • Andreas Mattwandel
    January 1, 1970
    Honestly a lot of this is fun comedian complain-y junk food but it’s all tied together in a really concise and meaningful way that feels so incredibly relevant for our time. Also I just needed a break from the heavy stuff I’ve been reading so this was a good palette-cleanser.
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  • Ann Cox
    January 1, 1970
    Potty mouth
  • Sasha
    January 1, 1970
    Adam never disspoints. Adam's combination of wit, pragmatisism and realism make for a quick enjoyable read and very relevent for these uncertain times.
  • Mj
    January 1, 1970
    Very funny but it could have been done Seinfeld style. No body parts, not so much cursing but had some pretty funny views. Not for "progressives."
  • Jillian Infusino
    January 1, 1970
    Quick and easy read, but so funny. Couldn’t stop laughing every few pages. Nothing offended me but some stuff might offend others. Adam & his crystal brain win again. Quick and easy read, but so funny. Couldn’t stop laughing every few pages. Nothing offended me but some stuff might offend others. Adam & his crystal brain win again.
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  • Todd Stapleton
    January 1, 1970
    I’m a fan of his no-nonsense approach to society. He’s like an unapologetic Jordan Peterson with a much smaller vocabulary. Personal responsibility!
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