Crash and Burn has ratings and reviews. Veteran comedian and radio personality Artie Lange turns an unflinching eye and his signature wit on his. Crash and Burn by Artie Lange – Veteran comedian Artie Lange turns an unflinching eye and his signature wit on his perilous descent into drug addiction,.. . At a high point in his career, Artie Lange performed a sold-out show in Carnegie Hall—and he did it with a pocketful of heroin. In the midst of a.

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Every account of drug addiction is a ‘harrowing odyssey’ and Artie Lange has supplied me with over hours of entertainment when I’d tune in to Howard Stern’s show. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. You couldn’t not know how far gone he was if you listened in but the isolation, despair, vomit and shit goes a long way to prove the life of a heroin addict is langs all that glamorous.

After 6 months of being clean, restrict your books to stories of drunken debauchery and skip the claims of redemption.

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He doesn’t mention Richard Jeni or Robin Williams, but the thought does occur: It’s hard to say that I enjoyed this book—you’d have to be really messed up to say that. InLange joined the cast of The Howard Stern Showwhere he quickly became one of the most popular characters on the show.

This memoir also reminded me that not all addiction stories have an happy ending.

Add on – I was almost finished the book when I wrote the above review the last three chapters took my heart What an amazing story! Artie tells it all–the stories behind the stories he told on the air, the suicide attempt, relapses, and somehow, continued show biz success. A guide on what is like to be a functional and successful addict, or what happens when the money doesn’t run out and you don’t have to commit crimes to get it.


It was someone recalling all the dark points in their life, and while he says he doesn’t look back on them fondly, I don’t think that is true. Artie Lange is a comedian and actor who has performed in sketch comedies, movies, TV, and radio.

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Crash and Burn is a memoir by the American comedian Artie Lange. They became a drag to read. Nov 08, Beth rated it really liked it. So if you are familiar with hearing Artie tell stories, burh should be ok with reading this. Jul 02, Mary Thomas rated it it was ok.

This book made my heart just ache for his mother. This is a DARK book, and the few glimmers of light are tentative as Artie goes through in detail the depths he went through to feed his addiction, how his attempts to climb out of the hole he created fell apart and even the end is a plea for help and understanding.

This follow-up memoir skips most of the universal life lessons in favor of story after story of excessive drug and alcohol abuse. Review “A very funny man. Touchstone; Reprint edition June 3, Language: I fall into the category of all three so this book pretty much blew my mind. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


But, come on, he made me really angry. Read more Read less. What I can say is that this book showed me the depths to which his addiction had taken him. I don’t understand how he keeps getting offered such amazing opportunities in life while being such a prick. Artie goes into an overlong description of his trip to Paris where he started drinking again, and how he met his music hero Bruce Springsteen.

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The thing that bothers me about this book though are the layers of lies he One Day at a Time I’m not sure what to think about this book. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Artie Lange Anthony Bozza. One particularly funny episode involves what Artie calls amd of the worst gigs of his career, at the Playboy Mansion.

When he recounts the Teddy story he got into a on-air fight with his assistant and stormed out of the studiohe still has to take as This is like A Million Little Pieces if it were actually true. Lange wellness, health, love, kindness, craeh and grace and thank him for his searing honesty.

From drugs to sports to falling in love, Lange tells all in Crash and Burnthe story of his life that is as shocking as it is funny, ever tempered by his characteristic humor, self-awareness, and inimitable way with words.