Why We Suck
Why We Suck A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid By Leary, Denis Book - 2008

Relatively predictable for anyone who's ever heard Dr. Leary before, but still a pretty enjoyable read. Angry, profanity-laced, and carefully constructed to make sure that something in the book offends every single reader, Why We Suck is by turns memoir, self-help guide, social criticism, and good old fashioned rant (plus recipes - don't miss those!). Most surprising: the genuine reverence Leary has for Oprah Winfrey and what she is able to get done from her unique position in our culture. Following only the "Irish Trinity" of Kennedy, Jesus, and Dad (plus of course his mother and his wife), Oprah appears to round out Leary's top 6 most respected people. If you like your social criticism with a heavy dose of sarcasm (and the more-than-occasional mention of the Bruins and the Red Sox), and you're able to laugh at yourself, Why We Suck is a fun way to spend a couple of hours.

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