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Tasteful Nudes and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation

Tasteful Nudes and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation I run into Dave Hill all the time at the coffee shop in our neighborhood He s always unshaven and badly hungover with some year old groupie from Cleveland in tow and he s just as funny then as he

  • Title: Tasteful Nudes and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation
  • Author: DaveHill
  • ISBN: 9781250002037
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I run into Dave Hill all the time at the coffee shop in our neighborhood He s always unshaven and badly hungover, with some 16 year old groupie from Cleveland in tow and he s just as funny then as he is in Tasteful Nudes He is my idol Malcolm Gladwell Dave Hill speaks, rocks, and now writes with a voice so powerful and funny and compelling that I m pretty sure he s c I run into Dave Hill all the time at the coffee shop in our neighborhood He s always unshaven and badly hungover, with some 16 year old groupie from Cleveland in tow and he s just as funny then as he is in Tasteful Nudes He is my idol Malcolm Gladwell Dave Hill speaks, rocks, and now writes with a voice so powerful and funny and compelling that I m pretty sure he s channeling some weird god from another dimension Basically, this dude is a comedic Cthulhu, and when you read this book, you will either go COMPLETELY MAD or BECOME A SLAVE TO HIS MAD GENIUS Pray for the latter John Hodgman This book should affirm Dave Hill s rightful place as a major American humor writer You will laugh Buy two and brighten a friend s life as well Dick CavettFrom the Book Jacket Dear ridiculously attractive person who just so happens to be holding Tasteful Nudes in his or her soft and supple yet commanding hands,Hi My name is Dave, and this is my very first collection of essays As you can probably imagine, it pretty much has everything In fact, if you like stories about stolen meat, animal attacks, young love, death, naked people, clergymen, rock n roll, irritable Canadians, and prison, you have just hit a street called Easy because my book talks about all that stuff and a bunch of other stuff, too.Getting back to that prison thing for a second I can think of almost no better place to read my book than from within the confines of a correctional facility For starters, you will definitely have the time Also, cozying up with a good book in front of your fellow inmates is a great way to show them a softer side that for some reason no one ever wants to hear about in the yard.Fear not, though, non convicts, my book makes for a solid read outside of prison, too At the beach, on the subway, while whitewater rafting, during couples counseling, under local anesthesia I have personally seen to it that my book is totally readable in all these scenarios, as well as in most other scenarios out there today It will make you laugh, cry, and maybe even think so much that you will forget all your problems while simultaneously creating a few new ones In limited instances it has been known to cause severe dehydration and the occasional groin pull, but honestly I don t know what that s about That said, it s probably not a bad idea to keep a glass of water handy and really stretch things out before strapping yourself in for a literary thrill ride you will want to experience again and again until you are either dead or your eyesight fails completely, whichever comes first In fact, if I end up being wrong about any of this stuff, you can kick me right in the privates Also, I will send you a nice ham serves twenty In short, you really can t lose on this one.Your man,Dave Hill

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    1. Hmm how to describe Dave Hill. When I've seen him on TV, he seems sweet, naive, wide-eyed and quite harmless in his pastel jackets - that is until he lets out a zinger that comes from left fieldThis book is exactly like that. You get autobiographical essays that start out innocently enough but then take you on a wild ride that ends in a sudden snort or a spray of coffee on your cat or unfortunate friend. People will ask you to explain but it's a little too complicated and I'm afraid something wi [...]

    2. I loved this book, but my husband hated it. We both lost sleep over it. Mine, because I was compelled to keep reading with my trusty flashlight way after bedtime. My husband's, because my loud laughing repeatedly awoke him. Dave is the rare celebrity author who is actually a skilled writer; many times I wondered how he crafted so many sentences so cleverly and economically (clearly this is a skill I do not personally possess). This book provided sweet relief after Steve Jobs' biography, which fe [...]

    3. I'm steadying my old table with my Sedaris books so I can make room on my prominently displayed book shelf for Dave Hill's trilogy.

    4. I first discovered, and subsequently fell in love with, Mr. Dave Hill through Twitter. His tweeting marathon about his friendship with Kim Jong Il was pure comedy gold (check out the gems here: mrdavehill.tumblr/post/183). His quirky, self-deprecating humor is right up my alley, and this wonderful collection of surprisingly well-written, and laugh-out-loud funny essays did not disappoint. A warning that the last chapter, dedicated to his mother, is written in a more serious tone - but it's beaut [...]

    5. I am a Dave Hill fan. I have always thought he is very funny. This book, however, exceeded my sky-high expectations. I have read books by other comedians. Too often they start off slow with childhood stories meant to shed light on why they became comedians. Not Dave. I'm barely into the book and he is on a boat with naked people eating from a buffet. Some guy's dripping wiener is too close to the vinaigrette and I am hooked. Word of warning: this book is seriously funny. Be prepared for odd look [...]

    6. Tasteful Nudes is hilarious. I don't say that lightly. I give that to Fear & Loathing or Women not much else. I have to confess that this author slays me as a comedian. Being funny as a comedian is not a recipe for being funny as a writer. But he is. He's got a cadence, rhythm, and music that will remind you of Twain, and he's so, so fun to read as he plows through the modern day with that prose. Warren Fahy (Author of FRAGMENT)(less)

    7. Take the funniest book you've read and multiply it by six. Thats what you've got with Dave Hill, an American original

    8. this was supposed to be SOOOO funny. eggers, burroughs, etc. HorribleI tried to read and kept reading and it was like bad slapstick. he tries so hard but not funny at alljust my opinion

    9. Very funny collection of essays by Dave Hill. Some very silly (his lunch with an online porn star) and some, suprisingly poignant (the last essay about missing his late mother). Good all-around

    10. I don't think this book will be for everyone as I feel like you would either get Dave Hill or you won't, and if you don't you'd probably find this a bit strange. However, that being said, I absolutely loved Tasteful Nudes! Each chapter stands alone, so you can dip into it whenever you get a spare few minutes or if you are in desperate need of a laugh and if you like Dave Hill then you will laugh a lot reading about his life which although farcical at points, doesn't ever veer into that "right yo [...]

    11. Ugh, this book just wasn’t for me. I’ve written before how I have a hard time with nonfiction, specifically essays/memoirs. I guess I just don’t get why I’m supposed to care about these stories, and that was definitely magnified in Tasteful Nudes since I know nothing about the author. In addition, a second strike was that his humor simply doesn’t match with mine. I get what he’s trying to do, and the voice he’s trying to adopt, and I understand (or hope) that he’s not really as a [...]

    12. I have to admit that reading a memoir of someone you've never heard of is probably not a great idea, but it sounded like it could be funny, so I put in for the First-Reads giveaway, which I was lucky enough to win.The book was good enough. I never dreaded opening it, or groaned that "I can't wait to be done with this book," but I was never dying to crack it open, either. The collection of anecdotes about Mr. Hill's life are entertaining, but rarely laugh-inducing. The chapter at the end is touch [...]

    13. I greatly enjoyed this book, sometimes even laughing out loud. The self-deprecating humor and pleasurable writing style made it quick and fun. I saw some similarities between this book and one of my all time favorites, Working Stiff: The Misadventures of an Accidental Sexpert. While most of the time I was laughing, there was one chapter that left me saying "GET OUT OF MY HEAD, DAVE!" and that was A Funny Feeling. There is also one point I would like to make: I used to live in Chicago, and I cert [...]

    14. So, so, so funny!!! I laughed out loud over and over - with tears in my eyes! Each chapter had it's own unique style and message, yet all with the same sweet, sincere yet crazy humor - where did he come from? I've never read a humor book that made me laugh this much - it is addicting! Tell me when the next book is out! If you like "The Office" or any other goofy, somewhat twisted yet situational stories, you will love this book.

    15. Laugh out loud funny - to me, most especially his chapter 'A Funny Feeling'. What I loved about this book, in particular, was (that) the humor wasn't forced. I so wish I could erase this book from my memory just so I could have the pleasure of reading it (fresh) again. Hope for more from Dave Hill.

    16. Dave has an incredibly funny and unique comedic voice, with his seemingly unwarranted confidence and his undeniable charm that really comes through in his writing. At times laughing out loud and at others silently relating or holding back tears, Dave has written what is hopefully the first of many hilarious and entertaining reads.

    17. I heard Dave Hill on This American Life and it was do hilarious that I thought his book was bound to be uproarious. Many of the reviews reinforced this idea. Unfortunately, although there are certainly clever moments, very few are hilarious (I think I chuckled out loud once). This book is much more a memoir than a collection of hilarious essays. I enjoyed it, but was also glad to be finished.

    18. Very funny! I am so glad I won this book and was introduced to Dave Hill. I love his sense of humor. He reminds me of a male version of Chelsea Handler! Looking forward to reading more by this author.

    19. I think many of Hill's stories were relatable like finding our way as we enter adulthood and building self confidence. One of the most frustrating aspects of the author wasn't so much that he wasn't funny and he was tying too hard. It was his apologetic remarks after making fun of something. Tell your stories and stop worrying about offending someone. It takes away from the humor. Maybe that's why he lacks such confidence.

    20. Dave Hill and I go way back. Since he's from Cleveland, I went to see one of his bands in concert. After the gig I went up to Dave, shook his hand, and told him, "Great show." And I didn't say it because Dave is a Clevelander like me. I said it because he just rocked the house and was covered and sweat and planned on being my friend for a long, long time.More than a decade later, Dave's written a book. Since he's from Cleveland, I read the book, and I now tell Dave, "Great book." Dave's book chr [...]

    21. I heard Dave Hill on the Come to Papa podcast and fell under the spell of his charm and radio good looks. They mentioned a book he had written called Tasteful Nudes, and while it sounded a little more R rated than I like my books, the host Tom Papa raved how it felt it was the most brilliant and entertaining book of humour he had ever read in any of his lifetimes (I’m paraphrasing). I like a good book of humour and so I sought it out. I read it. And now I am reporting on the reading experience [...]

    22. I lost track of how many times this book made me genuinely laugh out loud. I first heard of Dave Hill on This American Life when he told a story of a homeless man in New York City who threw a pop bottle of pee at him. I expected to see that story appear again in Tasteful Nudes, but Hill has had so many interesting and humorous experiences that he didn't even need to include it. The book is broken into chapters by topics and events, such as the time he interviewed people on a nudist ship, when he [...]

    23. Is Dave Hill a cool guy whose book I should invest my time in reading? You might be asking yourself. Well, he once had the same roadies as Danzig and his book jacket says he always smells nice, so this was enough for me to give it a go. I really enjoyed this book. It spoke “of finding that one thing that you love doing more than anything else in the world and doing it to the point where people worry you have some kind of medical condition”.Hill writes really touchingly about his mother. He a [...]

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