Ok, I’ll say it.. I think Tucker Max is funny. I do not have the slightest clue why, and I’m pretty ashamed of it, but I can’t help it.
I’ve read all of his books, because I am a helpless, dedicated fan. (Everyone has their guilty pleasures, I’m just open about mine). ‘I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell’ was, without a doubt, the best of all of the raunchy, outrageous books that he has published. I was disappointed with his later books due to a good amount of the stories being repeats from his premier best seller.
Now don’t get me wrong, this is not the type of book that I normally read when I want to broaden my horizons… this is the type of book you read when you don’t want to THINK about anything, you just want pure entertainment.
For anyone who isn’t familiar with the infamous Tucker Max:
He is a pig. He is THAT frat guy who is known by everyone. All the girls know they should just ignore him and steer clear (they never do). He is the guy who sleeps with all of those insecure girls and treats them like complete shit so that he has something to tell his friends. He is probably the raunchiest, most deplorable, misogynistic man on the planet. His stories get old after a while because it usually the same situation being repeated in different places with different people.
But, to be honest, it is a best seller for a reason. The man is pretty funny. People like disgusting, disrespectful men that they cannot bring home to their mothers. About 99% of people know what these books are about before they pick them up. They realize that the sexcapades of a college frat-boy who lacks humanity is the basis for this entire series of books. That being said, don’t read it if it is not your cup of tea.
This guy is proud of himself and made a boat-load of money from these books, that is quite an accomplishment for someone who is merely being himself. I will say that one thing that could be tweaked is Max’s writing. He went to school to be a lawyer, not an author, so at least he has that going for him.. but the books reads as if it has been written by a 15 year old. If you can tolerate bad writing skills and want to laugh at the misfortune of others, then I’d say to pick some of his books up. After all, what have you got to lose? (Besides your faith in humanity).