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Too Fat to Fish

Artie Lange

When Artie Lange joined the permanent cast of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, it was possibly the greatest thing ever to happen in the Stern universe, second only to the show's move to the wild, uncensored frontier of satellite radio. Lange provided what Stern had yet to find all in the same place: a wit quick enough to keep pace with his own, a pathetic self-image to dwarf his own, a personal history both heartbreaking and hilarious, and an ingrained sense of self-sabotage that continually keeps things interesting. A natural storyteller with a bottomless pit of material, Lange grew up in a close-knit, working-class Italian family in Union, New Jersey, a maniacal Yankees fan who pursued the two things his father said he was cut out for-sports and comedy. Tragically, Artie Lange Sr. never saw the truth in that prediction: He became a quadriplegic in an accident when Artie was eighteen and died soon after. But as with every trial in his life, from his drug addiction to his obesity to his fights with his mother, Artie mines the humor, pathos, and humanity in these events and turns them into comedy classics. True fans of the Stern Show will find Artie gold in these pages: hilarious tales that couldn't have happened to anyone else. There are stories from his days driving a Jersey cab, working as a longshoreman in Port Newark, and navigating the dark circuit of stand-up comedy. There are outrageous episodes from the frenzied heights of his coked-up days at MADtv, surprisingly moving stories from his childhood, and an account of his recent U.S.O. tour that is equally stirring and irreverent. But also in this volume are stories Artie's never told before, including some that he deemed too revealing for radio. Wild, shocking, and drop-dead hilarious, TOO FAT TO FISH is Artie Lange giving everything he's got to give. And like a true pro, the man never disappoints.

When Artie Lange joined the permanent cast of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, it was possibly the greatest thing ever to happen in the Stern universe, second only to the show's move to the wild, uncensored frontier of satellite radio. Lange provided what Stern had yet to find all in the same place: a wit quick enough to keep pace with his own, a pathetic self-image to dwarf his own, a personal history both heartbreaking and hilarious, and an ingrained sense of self-sabotage that continually keeps things interesting. A natural storyteller with a bottomless pit of material, Lange grew up in a close-knit, working-class Italian family in Union, New Jersey, a maniacal Yankees fan who pursued the two things his father said he was cut out for-sports and comedy. Tragically, Artie Lange Sr. never saw the truth in that prediction: He became a quadriplegic in an accident when Artie was eighteen and died soon after. But as with every trial in his life, from his drug addiction to his obesity to his fights with his mother, Artie mines the humor, pathos, and humanity in these events and turns them into comedy classics. True fans of the Stern Show will find Artie gold in these pages: hilarious tales that couldn't have happened to anyone else. There are stories from his days driving a Jersey cab, working as a longshoreman in Port Newark, and navigating the dark circuit of stand-up comedy. There are outrageous episodes from the frenzied heights of his coked-up days at MADtv, surprisingly moving stories from his childhood, and an account of his recent U.S.O. tour that is equally stirring and irreverent. But also in this volume are stories Artie's never told before, including some that he deemed too revealing for radio. Wild, shocking, and drop-dead hilarious, TOO FAT TO FISH is Artie Lange giving everything he's got to give. And like a true pro, the man never disappoints.
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When Artie Lange joined the permanent cast of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, it was possibly the greatest thing ever to happen in the Stern universe, second only to the show's move to the wild, uncensored frontier of satellite radio. Lange provided what Stern had yet to find all in the same place: a wit quick enough to keep pace with his own, a pathetic self-image to dwarf his own, a personal history both heartbreaking and hilarious, and an ingrained sense of self-sabotage that continually keeps things interesting. A natural storyteller with a bottomless pit of material, Lange grew up in a close-knit, working-class Italian family in Union, New Jersey, a maniacal Yankees fan who pursued the two things his father said he was cut out for-sports and comedy. Tragically, Artie Lange Sr. never saw the truth in that prediction: He became a quadriplegic in an accident when Artie was eighteen and died soon after. But as with every trial in his life, from his drug addiction to his obesity to his fights with his mother, Artie mines the humor, pathos, and humanity in these events and turns them into comedy classics. True fans of the Stern Show will find Artie gold in these pages: hilarious tales that couldn't have happened to anyone else. There are stories from his days driving a Jersey cab, working as a longshoreman in Port Newark, and navigating the dark circuit of stand-up comedy. There are outrageous episodes from the frenzied heights of his coked-up days at MADtv, surprisingly moving stories from his childhood, and an account of his recent U.S.O. tour that is equally stirring and irreverent. But also in this volume are stories Artie's never told before, including some that he deemed too revealing for radio. Wild, shocking, and drop-dead hilarious, TOO FAT TO FISH is Artie Lange giving everything he's got to give. And like a true pro, the man never disappoints.

Language:

English

Narrators:

The Reverend Bob Levy, Gary Dell'Abate, Jim Florentine

Length:

7h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:23


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:59


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:19


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:22


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:30


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:55


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:29


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:33


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:48


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:30


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:18


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:01


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:40


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:25


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:21


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:21


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:33


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:36


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:28


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:45


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:21


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:58


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:00


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:23


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:38


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:50


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:28


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:59


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:11


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:32


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:04


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:18


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:56


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:58


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:58


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:47


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:29


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:42


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:29


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:35


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:32


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

00:49