I Had the Right to Remain Silent-- but I Didnt Have the Ability

I Had the Right to Remain Silent-- but I Didnt Have the Ability

Book - 2006
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Following Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour to the page, Ron White (affectionately known as “Tater Salad”) delivers the laughs in his distinctive and beloved down-home style. Fans of Ron White’s “perfectly-phrased everyman gripes and raunchy, grinning asides*” will find much to appreciate here. He riffs on everything from obnoxious designer sunglass salesmen to his wife’s wealthy but stingy family, and he revisits some of his most famous characters, such as his troublesome dog Sluggo (“He ran away all day. He was gone for ten hours. So, to punish him, when he came home I took him for a walk.”).Best of all, White’s hilarious material is accompanied here by clever artistic interpretations, courtesy of illustrator Matthew Schulz. BACKCOVER: “Ron White’s comedy is about as understated as a chainsaw, and twice as sharp.” —STAR TRIBUNE(MINNEAPOLIS) “White’s inspired comic mind finds a dozen sources of humor where the average comic would find only one or two, while making a fine art of the deadpan style.” —DAILY VARIETY
Publisher: New York, N.Y. , U.S.A. : Dutton, 2006.
ISBN: 9780525949619
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 22 cm.


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Jul 14, 2012

Ron White is very funny and he got his start from meeting Jeff Foxworthy at an open mic night a long time ago.The book was kind of a letdown for me because much of it is jokes that I've heard in his stand-up specials on Comedy Central and CMT. After each joke, there is a cartoon of the joke on the opposite page. The result was I finished a 400 page book in 5 hours. It's funnier for people who are not familar with his comedy specials.

Feb 01, 2011

This was a good book. It was divided into "sets" (his standup material, basically) and background on his life (how he got started in comedy, time he spent in Mexico, etc.) The sets were funny, and the story of how he got started in comedy was interesting. The last set/section of background wasn't quite as good. A lot of White's appeal is his delivery, so I might have enjoyed it more if I had gotten this in audiobook format -- read by the author.


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