Best actor & entertainer biographies according to redditors

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u/unitedWeStand206 · 286 pointsr/gifs

I feel for the guy. Mick Foley. He's not traditionally marketable.

Most people don't know that after diving, getting actually hurt, then getting back up onto the top of the cage. Mankind also got choke-slammed through the top of the cage (a scary, unplanned accident that he said hurt him worse than the 30 foot dive he took earlier), in which he fell 20 feet, and the metal fence/cage flipped over, and knocked out his two front teeth.

I shit you not, Mick Foley wrote a book about his 20 year career, didn't use a ghost writer, and it is fascinating, heart wrenching, heart warming book.

It's called, "Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks". I can't recommend it enough. Easy read. Simply amazing. He's actually a damn fine storyteller.
You can see a pic from the back cover of his book that lists just a FEW of his injuries in his career, like a ear got ripped off, and 200+ stitches.

Here's a more complete list of his injuries:

  • Six concussions from 1986 to 1998
  • One broken jaw in 1986
  • Two broken noses in 1993
  • One broken cheekbone in 1998
  • Lost four front teeth from 1989 to 1998
  • Two-thirds of his ear ripped off in 1993
  • A separated shoulder in 1990
  • A fractured left shoulder in 1989
  • A dislocated shoulder in 1998
  • Second degree burn on his shoulder in 1995
  • Second degree burns on his arm in 1995
  • 54 stitches on his left arm in 1995
  • A broken right wrist in 1989
  • Bone chips in his right elbow in 1996
  • Six broken ribs from 1991 to 1998
  • A torn abdominal in 1992
  • A torn ACL
  • A broken toe in 1991
  • A total of over 300 stitches in his arms, head, eyebrows, hands, ears, shin, cheek and lip
  • Thousands of thumbtack holes
u/Agent_Slevin · 143 pointsr/Showerthoughts

I hate to break it to you (or maybe you're excited!) but he already wrote one ~15 years ago. It's called "The Rock Says" and is actually a decent read!

u/FartNight · 115 pointsr/Fuckthealtright

He said it.

>A book by John O’Donnell, former president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, quoted Trump’s criticism of a black accountant: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.” Trump at first denied the remarks, but later said in a 1997 Playboy interview that “the stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true.”

u/nomnommish · 105 pointsr/Cooking

He is also a really good writer. His book, Kitchen Confidential is just so incredibly honest and forthright. I really connected with Anthony Bourdain after reading the book.

u/nine25 · 82 pointsr/SquaredCircle

Nasties were reckless and unsafe as fuck

> I had one more match before the surgery-a Chicago street fight (an anything-goes, falls-count-anywhere match) that would team me and Maxx in a war with the Nasty Boys. I knew it was my last match, but I just couldn’t get up for it. I wondered, “How am I going to get through this without stinking the place up?” The answer was simple. Survival. Jerry Saggs broke a pool cue over my head, and Brian Knobbs nearly dented my skull. The Nasties were sloppy as hell, and more than a little dangerous, but they knew how to brawl. About a minute into this thing, I realized that I’d better start fighting or I was going to get killed out there. About three minutes in, I realized we were in the midst of something pretty special. Saggs attempted to piledrive me on a table for the finish. The table buckled under our weight and we crashed to the ramp. As I got up, Saggs pushed me and I fell backward off the five-foot ramp and onto the cold, hard concrete below. I didn’t land flat, however, and I knew that my shoulder was injured. But at least I’d earned the right to rest, right? Not quite yet. Saggs hopped down off the ramp, and I winced when I saw Knobbs throw him a scoop shovel. It was plastic, but I knew with this crazy bastard swinging, it would hurt just the same. He raised the shovel high overhead, almost like an axe. I remembered what DeNucci had taught us about protecting our teeth and nose, and I turned my head to the side. Saggs proceeded to hit me about as hard as another human being could, but at least I’d be out of WCW.

Have a Nice Day!

u/Louis_Farizee · 81 pointsr/television

This book, which was written with the full knowledge and cooperation of Batali, contains several scenes of borderline or actual sexual harassment by Batali. And it’s always explained away as, that’s just how celebrity chefs are.

Reading that book when it first came out gave me a new respect for what a talented chef he is, while leaving me disgusted by what a shitty human he is.

Crazy to think that book was published just a decade ago.

u/Mametaro · 48 pointsr/todayilearned

Or you could read Yeager: An Autobiography

u/albino-rhino · 44 pointsr/HumansBeingBros

I guess I get to be the turd in the punch bowl.

Mario Batali is being really nice to a famous celebrity, in said celebrity's moment of need. Which, good for you Mario; that's great.

But you still stole tons of money from your workers. And there are stories about your conduct elsewhere.

So, I mean, well done here but maybe apply the same attitude to everybody.

u/HeterosexualMail · 42 pointsr/MasterofNone

Well... yeah. That pretty much his claim to fame.

u/SlylingualPro · 29 pointsr/AsABlackMan

Since you're being dismissive and it seems from your comment history you're a child. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and just leave this here to educate you and anyone else that might hold your opinions .

This will show you why Trump isn't responsible for any unemployment rates.

This will explain to you why unemployment rates are actually not at an all time low.

And as for his racism?

Trump’s real-estate company tried to avoid renting apartments to African-Americans in the 1970s and gave preferential treatment to whites, according to the federal government. Source

Then in 1989 Trump took out full page ads in NYC newspapers to advocate for the death penalty for 5 black and Latino teenagers accused of murder. He has made calls for their death as recently as 2016, more than ten years after they were proven innocent by DNA evidence. Source

He constantly re-tweets and endorses white supremacists Source

In the 80's a former employee of Trump named Kip Brown had this to say,"When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” Source

In a 1991 Book Titled TRUMPED John O’Donnell, former president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino says that Trump told him, “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.” TRUMP HIMSELF CONFIRMED THIS STATEMENT

Trump Casinos have had to pay $200,000 in fines for accommodating racist gamblers by removing black card dealers from tables. Source

There are several more examples. But I doubt you'll read them anyway.

u/radeon9800pro · 29 pointsr/videos

I posted this down in response to someone else but yeah, it's very, very difficult.

>If anyone wants to actually see how hard this is, they should grab an Xbox 360 or a Playstation 3 and buy Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition on the digital store for about $15. The game has a Challenge Mode and as an homage to Daigo, they made one of the challenges this EXACT scenario.

> But I think you'll quickly realize how difficult what Daigo did in this video. If you're not familiar with the game, I imagine it will take you an entire night to do just 3 out of the 16 or 17 parry's Daigo strung together in that original video and several days to do it precisely as Daigo did. And back when Daigo did it, he didn't have the conventions of a PS3/360 to sit in training mode and practice. He literally dumped quarters into arcade machines at an arcade, set the scenario up by building the meter, having a friend execute the Super and then try to parry it. And on top of that, he did it in the heat of a high stakes tournament against the best American player at the time, Justin Wong.

This moment is iconic in Street Fighter. The Pro Players of today that play Street Fighter for countless hours and literally do this for a living, have practiced this "moment" just for fun. Some of them have practiced it so much that some can even do it without looking at the screen.

EDIT: I gotta say, Daigo is really an interesting dude and if anyone is interested, there's a lot of media about him out there. He recently wrote a book that had a huge impact on a lot of competitive gamers and how they view gaming and if you think yourself to be a competitive person, I'd suggest giving the book a read simply because its quite reflective to anyone that has a competitive nature. They have documentaries about the guy, he has a manga being written about him and in Japan, they literally sing tales of the things Daigo Umehara has done in Street Fighter over the course of 20+ years. In 2015, Daigo took second place at Capcom Cup 2015 and he took the entirity of his $60,000 prize and donated it to the NYU EVO Sholarship Fund:

>I would like to donate all my prize winnings from the Capcom Pro Tour Finals to the community. It’s simply because I would not have existed without community and I owe you.

The guy is really fascinating and a living legend.

u/Arctorkovich · 27 pointsr/todayilearned

Awesome. I own a copy of Craig's autobiography. A pretty good read about a very rock'n'roll life and his struggles with alcohol and drug abuse.

u/IphtashuFitz · 25 pointsr/politics

A few more examples:

  • In this book a former president of Trump Plaza Hotel wrote that he heard Trump say things like:
    > Laziness is a trait in blacks.

    >Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.

  • Shortly after the Central Park rape you mentioned (the Central Park Five), he said on national TV:
    > 'A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white in terms of the job market. I think sometimes a black may think they don't have an advantage or this and that. . . . I've said on one occasion, even about myself, if I were starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I believe they do have an actual advantage.'
  • A worker at the Trump Castle in the 1980's reported that :
    > When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor.
  • In 1993 when he owned a casino in Connecticut near one of the casinos there that's owned/operated by an indian tribe, he said:
    > They don't look like Indians to me. They don't look like Indians to Indians.
  • And a very clear example that he continues to use to this day is the grouping of minority groups in his speeches. He regularly refers to "the Muslims" or "the Hispanics" or "the Mexicans" or "the blacks". Grouping people together in terms solely based on their race is a pretty clear cut case of racism to most people.
u/Coldcoffees · 24 pointsr/SquaredCircle

What I read: Death of WCW

My review: Having conducted the Wreddit census and finding that a small number of users had never read a wrestling book, I envisaged a 'book club' type idea for the sub since even I myself hadn't read a wrestling book for over ten years. I picked up the Death of WCW wanting to explore the Monday Night Wars. Given the alleged revisionist history-filled WWE Network series covering the battle between WWF and WCW, I wanted to explore a more reliable source. From the offset, the Death of WCW features annecdotes and history lessons featuring wrestling personalities big and small with a fun, comedic undertone. I've been a regular visitor to numerous social media platforms including wrestling message boards and so arrogantly would have expected to know of a lot of funny annecdotes and angles within different promotions in the 90s - how I was wrong. The Death of WCW is still incredibly informative to even the most hardcore fan with a reasonably unbiased perspective throughout. Facts and statistics throughout, there is no room for bias in Death of WCW. I was taken aback by the number of times I found myself putting the book down and doing further research into stories within the book itself and angles executed by the wonderful mess of a circus that WCW was. A clear, concise view of the events that led to the death of WCW with a fun, easy reading style; the Death of WCW is a must for every wrestling fan, particularly those interested in the Monday Night Wars.

Rating (out of 5): 4/5

u/destro23 · 23 pointsr/changemyview

Here are two of the most direct examples of Trump being racist:

From an article in "The New Yorker": "Brown also used to work in the casinos, at the Showboat, bussing tables, and at Trump’s Castle, stripping and waxing floors. “When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,”

Why would the Casino managers think to do this? Either they had been told to by Trump himself (A notorious micromanager) or they had been around him long enough to learn that having black employees in public facing roles would upset Trump.

From the book "Trumped!: The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump" Trump was reported to have said: "Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.” Trump himself later said of the book: "The stuff O’Donnell (the author) wrote about me is probably true.”

That is textbook racism.

u/Golgsri · 23 pointsr/television

The best part of The Man Inside Me is that it also doubles as another running joke: Tobias is an albino black man.

u/pakoito · 21 pointsr/Kappa
u/BeccaGets · 15 pointsr/KitchenConfidential

Short answer is that I don't know. A lot of it is history I think. In the old days, cook was a rock bottom position for ex soldiers and ex (hopefully) criminals. It was people who couldn't get jobs anywhere else. While the romanticism of the profession has grown thanks mostly to reality TV, it's still a place for refugees. You get a lot of people who have seen a lot of shit, for whom something like "quit fiddling with your balls and get me a chicken parm on the fly!" isn't going to hit them the way it would hit Diane from accounting.

About 2/3rds of the crew I work with (both front of and back of house) are recovering drug addicts. Five of them used to live in their cars, one of them still does. Most of them have been married, multiple times, I think only two of them still are still with their married partners. All the BOH are completely socially inept and the only leg up FOH has on them is that they've learned to fake it for the customers. Fake humping someone (as long as you're not groping) while they're bent over scrubbing under the griddle is probably just on the edge of what's considered inappropriate. And by on the edge, I mean just barely okay.

It was a shock to me, coming from the world I started my career in. But more shocking was finding out that it's not just the kitchen I ended up in.

I hate to use terms like "serious harassment" because all harassment is serious. It's only one step down from something as offensive as "legitimate rape". I also know more than well enough that harassment is in the eye of the victim. In fortune 500 land, I've seen people fired for doing things I found perfectly okay that someone else thought was harassing to themselves. But the people you're more likely to find in kitchens are the kind of people who are less likely to find anything offensive, and it creates that kind of environment.

I don't know if it's better or worse. I wasn't a big fan of the fear and self-censorship that went on back in office-land. And as a fairly trolly woman, I like the fact that I find that anything I'd do or say myself is well on the side of okay in terms of kitchen appropriateness, despite some of it being clearly not so in office-land. But I can also totally imagine someone who's not expecting it to find it to be a very harassing environment.

If you're really curious about the depths and history of the environment, shell out 12 bucks for Anthony Bourdain's book.

It won't tell you why it's the way it is, but it'll certainly give you a better idea of what the way it is actually is and maybe a jumping off point for more research and more pointed questions.

u/d0nt-panic · 14 pointsr/QuotesPorn

Her book, Yes Please, is great. I listened to the audiobook, which added a lot to the experience for me

u/UnsystematicHo · 12 pointsr/videos

A moth goes into a podiatrist's office. The podiatrist says, "What's the problem?"

The moth says, "Where do I begin with my problems? Every day I go to work for Gregory Vassilievich, and all day long I toil. But what is my work? I am a bureaucrat, and so every day I joylessly move papers from one place to another and then back again. I no longer know what it is that actually do, and I don't even know if Gregory Vassilievich knows. He only knows that he has power over me, and this seems to bring him much happiness. And where is my happiness? It is when I awake in the morning and I do not know who I am. In that single moment I am happy. In that single moment, before the memory of who I am strikes me like a cane. And I take to the streets and walk in a malaise, here and then there and then here again. And then it is time for work. Others stopped asking me what I do for a living long ago, for they know I will have no answer and will fix my empty eyes upon them, and they fear my melancholia might prove so deep as to be contagious. Sometimes, Doc, in the deepest dark of night, I awake in my bed and I turn to my right, and with horror I see some old lady lying on my arm. An old lady that I once loved, Doc, in whose flesh I once found splendor and now see only decay, an old lady who insults me by her very existence."

"Once, Doc, when I was young, I flew into a spiderweb and was trapped. In my panic, I smashed my wings till the dust flew from them, but it did not free me and only alerted the spider. The spider moved toward me and I became still, and the spider stopped. I had heard many stories from my elders about spiders, about how they would sink their fangs into your cephalothorax and you would be paralyzed but aware as the spider slowly devoured you. So I remained as still as possible, but when the spider again began moving toward me, I smashed my wing again into my cage of silk, and this time it worked. I cut into the web and freed myself and flew skyward. I was free and filled with joy, but this joy soon turned to horror: I looked down and saw that in my escape I had taken with me a single strand of silk, and at the end of the strand was the spider, who was scrambling upward toward me. Was I to die high in the sky, where no spider should be? I flew this way, then that, and finally I freed myself from the strand and watched as it floated earthward with the spider. But days later a strange feeling descended upon my soul. Doc, I began to feel that my life was that single strand of silk, with a deadly spider racing up it and toward me. And felt that I had already been bitten by his venomous fangs and that was living in a state of paralysis, as life devoured me whole."

"My daughter, Alexandria, fell to the cold of last winter. The cold took her, as it did many of us. And so my family mourned. And I placed on my countenance the look of grief, Doc, but it was a masquerade. I felt no grief for my dead daughter but only envy. And so I have one child now, a boy, whose name is Stephan Mikhailovitch Smokovnikov, and I tell you now, Doc, with great and deep shame, the terrible truth. I no longer love him. When I look into his eyes, all I see is the same cowardice that I see when catch a glimpse of my own eyes in a mirror. It is this cowardice that keeps me living, Doc, that keeps me moving from place to place, saying hello and goodbye, eating though hunger has long left me, walking without destination, and, at night, lying beside the strange old lady in this burlesque of a life I endure. If only the cowardice would abate for the time needed to reach over and pick up the cocked and loaded pistol that lies on my bedside table, then I might finally end this facade once and for all. But, alas, the cowardice takes no breaks; it is what defines me, it is what frames my life, it is what I am. And yet I cannot resign my self to my own life. Instead, despair is my constant companion as I walk here and then there, without dreams, without hope, and without love."

"Moth," says the podiatrist, "your tale has moved me and it is clear you need help, but it is help I cannot provide. You must see a psychiatrist and tell him of your troubles. Why on earth did you come to my office?"
The moth says, "Because the light was on."

^(This is from Norm MacDonald's book Based on a True Story: A Memoir.) ^(It's a great book,) ^(you should buy it.)

u/kazoom_kaza · 12 pointsr/AskTrumpSupporters

A 1991 book by John O’Donnell, former president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, quoted Trump’s criticism of a black accountant: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.” Trump at first denied the remarks, but later said in a 1997 Playboy interview that “the stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true.”

> That's not true. I've already fact checked. Give me a source.

what source did you use to "fact check" this statement?

u/carrotbosco · 9 pointsr/funny
u/griffco · 9 pointsr/StandUpComedy

Not an understatement.
“Dostoyevsky by way of 30 Rockefeller Center . . . the best new book I’ve read this year or last.”—The Wall Street Journal

u/thatpj · 9 pointsr/SquaredCircle

What I Read : the Death of WCW

Having grown up as a channel switcher during the Attitude Era, the selling point of "week to week analysis" of WCW's rise and ultimate fall intrigued me. But from the very start, I kinda knew this book wasn't for me. While there are a few funny bits here and there, I am left with disappointment of what could have been.

I was pretty taken a back by the tone of the book. It sounded like a Reddit commenter had written it. The 3 intros where he virtually said the same thing was the one of the most narcissistic things i have ever read. It read like an amateur. If you are going to beat your chest and tell the reader that you told them so, that you had better go down into the finest details why that is the case. The book failed to do so. Instead resorting to the refrain which comes up way too often in this book: It's shit.

WCW is never given a fair chance from the outset. Even as it's rising the author goes to great pains to point out how shitty it is. Even when it is selling out shows, the author points out how shitty it is. Even when it is killing it in the ratings, the author points out how shitty it is. So that when it is actual shit, you are no longer left with feeling that may have been the downfall of WCW.

Speaking of actual shit, for a 456 page book, I was expecting the big moments in WCW to be examined and critiqued. Instead they are passed off in a sentence or two. Or even dismissed outright as the author chooses not the explain it. Now, I thought I was reading a book about what led to downfall of WCW but it seems like anything but is discussed.

Instead of exploring the big moments, it takes more time talking about the authors nitpicks over booking. Like he complained nonstop about short matches and matches that ended with interference. Well anyone who was watching WWF during the Attitude Era could tell you the same thing was happening over there.

Anyways, the book gets funny when Russo arrives because how could it not. Russo gets thoroughly destroyed from beginning to end for his tenure and it is well deserved bro. But how can you dismiss the Judy Bagwell on a pole match!?

I also liked the Lesson Not Learned inserts in the book. It does at least give some perspective back on how current WWE is making same mistakes WCW was. I also liked how it served as callbacks fro things said earlier in the book.

Anyways, I wrote too much already! Death of WCW is a good overview of what happened with WCW during the Monday night war, but it lacks the details and insight that really could have put it over.

My Rating: 2 1/2 out of 5

u/wicked_chew · 9 pointsr/pcgaming

Bringing up age to not adapt to a game is brought up in street fighter player (god) daigo umeharas Bible. its a good book! But yeah don't let age or losing get in your head. Life is always about the learning.. winning isn't everything.

u/Bonobo_Handshake · 8 pointsr/todayilearned

Isn't he the author of The Man Inside Me?

u/Weaselboy · 7 pointsr/IAmA

His book Kitchen Confidential is a good read.

u/BadWolf89 · 7 pointsr/reactiongifs

She was a writer for a big portion of the series. And I feel like you're sort of meant to hate Kelly anyway. I just finished reading her memoir and it made me appreciate her even more.

u/DrStephenFalken · 7 pointsr/todayilearned

The best book to read, the thing that rings the truest I've ever read about working as a cook / chef is this book Sous Chef it reads as if I was speaking out loud to my friend about what my day was like.

Bill Bufords Heat is also a really good read. These books may make you want to start cooking for a living. I implore you don't. Your bank account will shrink, your knees and back will go out and your social life will become destroyed.

/r/KitchenConfidential and Anthony Bourdains books are pretty good as well. Nearly any chefs Bio is good. Although Bourdains trends to tell white and sometimes black lies for dramas sake in his books.

u/GiovannidelMonaco · 6 pointsr/CFB
u/CSMastermind · 6 pointsr/pics

A pretty average New York chef who wrote several books about his experiences. His third book, Kitchen Confidential, became a cult hit based mostly on his 'no bullshit' descriptions of the service industry. It is one part autobiography, one part advice column (explaining for instance why you should never order fish on a Monday or go to a Sunday brunch), and one part philosophical screed (talking openly about sex, drugs, alcoholism, gender, race, and crime).

His notoriety from the book landed him a series of TV shows. The second of these shows, No Reservations, gained him a minor level of fame in the US. The show's popularity (among a certain audience) came largely from it's brilliant cinematography. Each episode is filmed in a different 'style' befitting the location and food. This is mixed with a propensity to visit dangerous locations and try exotic foods / experiences.

Now-a-day's Bourdain along with his crew from no reservations are doing essentially the same show on CNN (this time called Parts Unknown). The show does well among men aged 25-54 with either some college or a bachelor's degree. Unsurprisingly these demographics tend to line up with reddit's own so he's pretty popular on this site.

If you want to learn more:

Kitchen Confidential is actually a great read.

His talk at google gives a pretty good insight to his personality.

And if you're interested in filmography you should watch this talk from the producer of his show.

u/AmandoCommando · 6 pointsr/santashelpers

I have some interests similar to your girlfriend and this is on my list!

u/Vikingsjslc · 6 pointsr/Cumtown

I highly recommend his book. The term 3-dimensional chess is overused, but it honestly does apply.

u/European_Red_Fox · 6 pointsr/MLS

There is a book for only $13 or so on amazon if you really want to read into the fixing train wreck they became.

Not a direct reply to you, but anyone who is interested.

u/ADIDAS247 · 5 pointsr/books
u/interzil · 5 pointsr/restaurateur

Read. Read a lot. Reading can help prevent you from making dumb decisions in the future by learning about what problems lie ahead. Owning your own restaurant is not easy. It's really really hard. Celebs, millionaires, etc. fail on the reg trying to open up restaurants. The most you'll ever make working for a restaurant in management is $50k a year unless you have a trick up your sleeve that lands you a sweet gig (sommelier training, chef experience, connections, etc.). You also have to have a serious passion for pleasing people and hospitality. You put in hard hours for someone to be like "ew, this isnt what I want. You're inferior. You're bad at your job. Gross." Seriously, you get more respect in the military. But if you are a sick fuck who wants to try it. Be my guest. I was/am. There are some really cool aspects to it: you meet some crazy people, get to eat delicious food and drink great wine. But a lot of people cant take the stress for the more than a few years and resort to alcoholism or worse. It's difficult to explain restaurant management stress. It's like you're walking in the park and everything is perfect. Birds are singing and shit and then you see your dream girl coming towards you then BAM someone sucker punches you in the dick, she starts laughing at you, you're suddenly naked and everyone joins in the mockery.

Anyways. Read this: Setting The Table and this: Kithchen Confidential, BEFORE you even touch this dick stroking sensation: The Art of The Restaurateur. Read this shit before you lock yourself in to any deals. I'm serious. You'll thank me. Fuck these bus boys need to finish mopping the bar so I can go home and dream about P&Ls.

u/ForGoodnessJake · 5 pointsr/videos

If you haven't already, I recommend reading/listening to Craig's memoir American On Purpose. He's really such an intelligent man.

Some of my favorite late night appearances have been on his show. Two of them being Stephen Fry's appearances with an audience and without.
Craig's show was rarely about the promotion of someone's project, and much more about making a real connection. I miss that in late night television.

u/nuje10 · 5 pointsr/videos

McDonalds in Ireland has curly fries?! The fat man inside me is a bit pissed right now.

u/cocorebop · 5 pointsr/StreetFighter

Lmfao "Daigo fucking Umehara gave money away so Ricki Ortiz should too" - literally eat shit with that. Embarrassingly naive. This has got to be the most dishonest attempt at a comparison I've ever read on this website.

Daigo can comfortably afford acts of philanthropy and benefits from them because not only is he a celebrity in a way that Ricki is not (or any other fgc player who isn't Daigo), Daigo is his own brand. He does lectures, media events, he makes passive income as an author and even has manga written about him. It was beyond generous of him to give that money away, and is also indicative that he is living very comfortably. A child would understand that.

On top of that Daigo has earned more than twice as much as Ricki in lifetime tournament winnings alone, on top of being sponsored by Madcatz - and meanwhile Ricki probably isn't even getting paid a salary by EG.

Maybe you should send his agent an email and see how much Daigo charges to do a lecture at an event for your college?

I can't wait to hear your response about how Ricki got interviewed by a magazine or something. You are far beyond even attempting to be honest making a comparison like that - Daigo Umehara can afford to give away money so Ricki Ortiz should too lmfao. Holy shit.

u/boumboum34 · 4 pointsr/simpleliving

Yes it's possible. Though the current economic climate gives me pause. Peter Jenkins did it in the early 70's and wrote two books about it, A Walk Across America covering his route from Alfred, NY to New Orleans, LA, and The Walk West, covering the rest of the route, to Florence, Oregon. A 5 year trek (mostly because he kept staying with folks he met along the way for weeks or months at a time). So it can be done.

He basically did it by taking on temporary jobs along the walk whenever he ran out of money. For him, it became less about the walk, and more about the people he met along the way. That was really inspirational for me. I did a shorter version of it, a 3-week bicycle tour through 11 mountain passes in Colorado on less than $100 total, on a $10 thrift shop bike. Best three weeks of my whole life. I wish it lasted longer. I've done long walks too though nothing as spectacular.

On my bike trip, I found even going over mountains and up all those passes was a lot easier and faster on bicycle than walking. Instead of carrying 50-100 pounds on my back I put all that on my bicycle and pushed it up--then coast down the other side.

p.s. There are portable folding bicycles, that you can fold up, strap to your back, and carry, if you wish. But if backpacking is what you most want to do--then do that, and forget the bike. It's doable. :)

u/theantarctica · 4 pointsr/opieandanthony

I think i've listened to each podcast episode like 15 times now. This is going to be so good.

u/iamthewalrusssss · 4 pointsr/booksVmovies

["Yes man"] ( literally just took the title and the idea that a man starts saying yes to everything. [The book was written by an english man and is way funnier.] ( And everything in the book did happen. They didn't even used the real reason he started to say yes to everything.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/AskReddit


Sorry for shouting. But I myself didn't realise this was a book before it was a movie. And when I did, I was skeptical at best. But I was on holiday in Thailand with nothing to do by lie on a beach for 5 days. In the back packers I was staying at I found this old ratty copy of the original book. It was written by a British Comedian called Danny Wallace who.. and this bit got me... actually did it. It's a true story! It's hilarious, heart-warming and eye-opening'ly awesome.

The movie just doesn't do it justice (I know it's a cliche).

But seriously. The book was one of the best I have ever read.


u/apekingorange · 4 pointsr/Kappa
u/Quigleyer · 3 pointsr/funny

When I was a kid I read his autobiography (it was a thing a lot of the wrestlers were doing then) and he had talked about how he didn't want to do it for a while- he tried getting drafted into the NFL from college and eventually just played in the Canadian Football League before finally going to wrestling, I believe. He mentioned being very poor earlier on in life, if I correctly recall.

Here's the book, it was written long ago though- before he was ever a movie star, or before you saw wrestlers in movies.

u/artofsushi · 3 pointsr/TheVeneration

What are your top five must-own books?

Mine, in no real order are:
(I'll put in links when I get home)

  1. Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain
  2. Neuromancer - William Gibson
  3. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
  4. Larousse Gastronomique - Prosper Montagné
  5. Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein

    edit: with amazon links
u/vandaalen · 3 pointsr/asktrp

I am a professional chef and while watching people prepare food is entertaining and sometimes also educating I actually recommend you to buy books and learn the basics first.

You can then use youtube pretty well in order to watch how to do specific things, like i.e. deboning a whole chicken for a gallantine, or how to trim certain pieces of meat.

Start with french cuisine. Once you have understood how things are connected you'll actually understand everything else.

If you want something simple and entertaining for the start I'd choose Anthony Bourdaine's Les Halles Cookbook. It's amusingly written and the recipes are fairly easy and they are all legit.

Then there is Paul Bocus. Living legend with three long-term girlfriends.

And of course you want to have Escoffier at your home. Doesn't get much more classic than that.

If you want to get a sense of what drives a top notch chef, watch In Search of Perfection by Heston Blumethal. Very very good stuff.

And finally, if you want to learn something about culinary history I highly highly recommend Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany and to learn about our lifes as a chef you need to read the (admittedly exaggerated) autobiographicly Kitchen Confidential by Bourdain.

All this provided, you won't learn cooking without actually doing it.

Edit: Depending on your budget, I also heavily recommend Alain Ducasse's Grand Livre de Cuisine.

u/kennethdc · 3 pointsr/belgium

Whether it is actually better or not, that's highly debatable and according to taste. But the cuisine in London/ UK is not neglectable and has a very rich background.

One of the most influential chefs in the world such as Heston Blumenthal (which is largely inspired by Harold McGee, an American), Marco Pierre White (he partly wrote modern cuisine, also an awesome person to hear) and Michel Roux (both senior as junior) have worked their careers in the UK. Each of them have defined a part of cooking/ cuisine in their way.

Not to forget the Commonwealth as well indeed, which brought a lot to the UK.

Really been watching too much MasterChef UK/ Australia and to one of my cooking teachers who really loves to read about history/ science of food. Then again, it's awesome to hear and to know as food is a way of sharing love, express your creativity and bonds and is such an important aspect of our lives/ society/ culture.

Some books which are awesome and I also have in my collection are:

u/bluesoblue · 3 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Kind of related, A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins was a very enjoyable non fiction read. Check it out:

u/twosoon22 · 3 pointsr/SquaredCircle

Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks

u/DrunkenFist · 3 pointsr/books

They don't get much more harrowing and twisted than Mick Foley's first autobiography. It's a great read even if you're not really interested in pro wrestling.

u/Djeezus1 · 3 pointsr/TrueReddit

Wrestling's as real as theater or opera; instead of verses or arias, they do spots and promos. The latter is one of the reason the indy scene gets a more passionate following, as they understand that they cannot push the product as a con or rigged show; the only reals marks are kids until they figure it out, which, with the Internet, is quite easy.

Their history as a whole is quite intricate, from a carnival attraction in the late 1800s to a "legitimate" sport in the 1930 (at the time you had to be a real wrestler to hold the title, as you either could be betrayed by the opponent, the referee, the booker, the territory or the wrestling institution). It's only when you get to the 70s that we get a glimpse of the perverse effect of sensationalism had on the squared circle, which we see in full effect in Natch's article, such as cocaine, steroids, ring rats, ludicrous contracts, alcohol, etc.

We were lucky to have a solid 20 years of awesome wrestling, such as the WWF and NWA in the 80's and the WCW/WWE feuds in the 90s which prompted the consolidation & the end of the territory system across North America. However, it was a steep price: Natch is only one of many troubled performers that, when everything settle down, became a lost asset; and that's without including roster attrition to drug & physical abuse and crime-related incidents, which are at an all-time high in the sport's 150 year existence. Moreover, there is the lost integrity of the martial art, which at the time was for self-defense and competition, that, if performed correctly (e.g. Piledriver or chokehold) can be devastating for an opponent; most wrestlers today cannot wrestle efficiently to fully compete with another martial artist.

If you want to learn more, I can easily recommend the following books:

u/releasethestars · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm sorry to hear about your dog. It's hard to lose them, as they grow up with you. I lost my dog two years ago and it's hard to remember I won't hear the jangle of her collar anymore. If you need to talk, I'm here for you. Feel free to PM whenever. I kinda like to talk a lot so if that cheers you up i'd love to help :) Mindy Kaling is so funny, and I really want to read her book. You should watch an episode of "The Mindy Project" to cheer up as well. I guarantee you'll laugh. It's so great. <3

u/Sir__Hippo · 3 pointsr/MensLib

Unfortunately there really isn't any one book that puts all of that into a fun narrative like there is to describe all fo the things that a woman goes through pre, during, and beyond puberty. We just don't experience anywhere near the level of daily difficulty with our hormones and our anatomy to warrant a large selection on narative essay literature.

This is also compounded by our historical bias toward male centric view points making mens health the general topic, simply called Fitness, and womans health the specialty topic.

I've selected the following titles, all are a cross between narative essay and textbook. But they swing more toward a less technical lexicon

The Joy of Sex
Practical Encyclopedia of Sex and Health
The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health


For books by men I respect:
Terry Crews: Manhood: How to be a better man-or just live with one
Nick Offerman: Paddle your own canoe: One man's fundamentals for deliciuos living


To answer the question you kinda asked in your reply...

Pre-ejaculate fluid does not contain sperm. It is created by the Cowper's glands at the base of the penis, completly seperated from the testes. It is also not the same thing as semenal fluid. The misconception about pre-ejaculate comes from a few perfect storm style things occuring in a row.

A) The male must have ejaculated prior to the new pre-ejaculate.
B) Some sperm must have remain behind in the urethra
C) No urine passed through the urethra between ejaculation and new pre-ejaculate

If all of that happens, then the sperm will be picked up by the new pre-ejaculate and expelled from the urethra.

u/Ksrugi · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I grew up in Louisiana and always had these at the ready in case another Katrina came by. Barebones and lightweight in case you need to get up and move.

Multitool - Something that's sturdy, offers plenty of options, but also is lightweight. If I got washed out, this would be one of the top things I'd want coming with me.

First Aid Kit - You just never know. Water can hide a lot of nasty stuff like sharp metal edges, broken glass, etc. The kit I've linked to also comes with a multitool.
Water Filtration System - Dehydration will get you before anything else. Southern heat combined with physical exertion takes a lot out of anyone and tiny filtration systems like this will take care of you without adding bulk.

Meal Replacement Bars - You'll ideally want a few days emergency food. I recommend meal replacement bars that are high in protein and fiber and no less than 500 calories. They'll provide decent nutrition and should make you feel satiated for at least 2-4 hours. I don't have a recommendation on this one because there are so many brands and flavors.
Hand Crank Lantern - A reliable source of light that you can crank on your own. Generally, I avoid using generators and the like. I'm paranoid about electricity after flooding occurs.

Whistle - Great for alerting people without tearing up your vocal chords. It's also very, very, very good to have in case animals that shouldn't come by are nearby.
Dust Mask - If your city floods, there's going to be a lot of crud that comes up from the sewers and a lot of things accumulating inside buildings. Save your lungs and your noses.
Portable Battery - I love this age of technology we're in. Charge this a few days before the storm hits and you'll be able to keep your phone charged for days if the power goes out.
Insect Repellant - The ample amount of still water after a hurricane is prime bug nesting. A little repellant goes a long way.
Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman - Or any book really to help pass the time. This is a fantastic read though. :)

u/RiffRamBahZoo · 3 pointsr/CFBOffTopic

Watching him protest at the Women's March made me revisit some Nick Offerman books. Quality reads.

Paddle Your Own Canoe


Strongly, strongly recommend the audio books as narrated by Mr. Offerman as well. Would love to get a crack at Good Clean Fun sometime soon (his newest book).

u/slightlycreativename · 3 pointsr/AskMen

Have you read "Paddle Your Own Canoe" ? If Nick Offerman is your man crush, I highly recommend it.

u/gateauxes · 3 pointsr/internetparents

(23 F bisexual, with a varied relationship history w/ men, non-binaries, and women)

I think a major issue with TRP is that they are determined to think of women as a hive mind. You can see how easy that mindset is to get into by looking at your search history - unfortunately, asking 'what do women want' is about as useful as asking 'what do men want' - we all know there is vast variation at the individual level.

The difference between you and them is that if a woman were to walk up to you and say 'i would like to be respected and not be subordinate to you', your response would not be 'you don't really mean that, because what women really want is [insert horrifying statement]', because at the end of the day you're aware that women are individuals.

Knowing that women are in fact people is not a magic bullet to getting the girl/relationship you want, and it's worth remembering that sexism is a systemic issue, which means that women can also believe it (I really liked someone else's comment about 'lizard brain' versus human brain) and gravitate toward it.

However, I really do think I am a person, and I only date men who I won't have to convince of that fact. If a dude makes statements like 'you're not like other girls', he goes straight out the window, because I am not going to date a man who thinks 'other girls' are a monolith of shit. However, no redpill dude is ever going to come close to me, which is why it's so easy for them to reaffirm their worldview.

You are on the right track to being a trustworthy and wise person, and I would encourage you to keep on your track. Maybe look for dating advice authored by women!

edit: I grabbed a link to one google drive that's (I think) totally authored by women, talking about 'emotional labour', which is a huge thing you can be aware of if you want to be a good partner: here it is!

another link is to Nick Offerman's book/audiobook, which I listened to with my old boss (I used to do leatherwork, very manly), which I think is a really good perspective on manliness. jordan peterson may tell you that women are 'the dragon of chaos', but nick offerman is actually a success in the entertainment and woodworking world, and it does appear he's had positive relationships with women.


u/stonewolf_joe · 3 pointsr/PandR

How about Nick Offerman's book? The paperback is £9, + free next day delivery if you get an amazon prime trial :)

u/texas1st · 3 pointsr/books

Look for one about someone who is involved in something you are interested in. I've always been a plane nut, so my favorite autobiography has been Yeager: An Autobiography.

u/treelets · 3 pointsr/books

No problem, I'm glad I could be of any help at all. I'm with you, I first read the book in my late teens and didn't understand its implications until much later. All I saw was the great writing, the moving story, but stories like this have context and implications beyond themselves.

Here is a link to Iwasaki's memoir. As a person above stated, she's not an author by trade so I don't think her work will have the same literary weight, but it will be a true story told by a woman who lived it, and I think that can be very powerful in of itself. :)

u/scarlet_halo · 3 pointsr/grunge

I don't happen to own this, but I believe it might be what OP is referring to!

u/AdamGMortis · 3 pointsr/SquaredCircle

Does The Death of WCW count? It was written by RD Reynolds and Bryan Alvarez.

u/TarkatanDentist · 3 pointsr/MortalKombat
u/yoinkmasta107 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Picked this up a decade ago and I have never put it down since (metaphorically speaking).

u/blitz8181 · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

He Already Has....

I read it in the 7th Grade... The guy had a pretty bad ass ride up until that point of his book. I'm sure a continuation would be just as awesome!

u/16isagreatnumber · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary
u/shri07vora · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

Atul Gawande - Better, Complications, and checklist manifesto.

Sandeep Jauhar - Intern

Jerome Groopman - How doctor's think

Michael Collins - Hot lights, cold steel and Blue collar, blue scrubs

Samuel Shem - House of God

Brian Eule - Match day

Paul Ruggieri - Confessions of a surgeon

Emily R. Transue - On call

Okay so I was in the same position you are in right now. I wanted to read as much as I could because I truly found it fascinating. I read these books and I'm glad I did. These books just give you an idea of how hard doctors work and what the life of a doctor is like. Another recommendation is Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential. It has nothing to do with medicine but I read it and I think you should too. He talks about the life of a chef and how perfection and long long hours are demanded of him. I feel like there are some overlaps between the different settings. Chef/doctor and Restaurant/hospital. Anyways, This list should last you a long time. Hope you enjoy.

Edit: Added links.

u/octaviusromulus · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

At the very least, read Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential. I'm serious, there's nothing that could scare the shit out of you more than this book, and if you still are eager to go into the kitchen professionally, then by all means do it. (Also there's a fair bit of good advice about culinary school versus work experience.)

If you want, message me and I'll send you a copy, it's on me. :-)

u/CommentsPwnPosts · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

> never test for drugs.

After reading Kitchen Confidential this makes too much sense to me, otherwise they would have an even higher employee turnover.

u/newgrl · 2 pointsr/rareinsults

I realize that these two stories are just anecdotes to you, and you will probably never change your mind that drugs are bad man, but I'm also basing my opinion on working for over 20 years in the F&B business. I've worked behind line, waited tables, bussed, parked cars, dish dogged, tended bar, and managed front of the house. I've known both people that used alcohol and weed (and coke) to get through a shift, and those who did not. In my experience, drugs and alcohol use had very little to do with whether someone was useful in a kitchen or not.

If you are at all interested in what a crappy job it really is, you should read Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly sometime. It's a pretty no-holds-barred look at working in a restaurant in NYC in the late 80's - early 90's. It's changed some, but not all that much.

*Edited to fix link to book

u/therealjerrystaute · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I actually read a book by a guy once who did exactly that (walk across the country and write a book about it). He even met the woman he later married on the trip!

But I think he got hit by a car, too.

It's been so long since I read it, I'm unsure if the link below is to the same thing, but the author's name seems familiar.

u/the_skyis_falling · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a protal. How true that sentence is!

Thanks so much for the contest!

u/UnlimitedMetroCard · 2 pointsr/nba

Unlike Sir Anthony, Craig calls himself an American and actually wrote a book about this subject.

u/tydalt · 2 pointsr/videos

Thanks for the reply friend.

I did read his book a couple years ago. It was surprisingly good (surprising meaning I get so tired of the same ol' same ol' cookie cutter celebrity addiction stories). He is really an amazing guy and it was an amazing read.

Amazon link to the book if anyone is interested.

Tom Hardy is another celebrity addict that I admire for the way he approaches his addiction. He doesn't let it define himself as a person but realizes the power it has and the need to remain ever vigilant.

u/Sisiwakanamaru · 2 pointsr/IAmA

Hello, I read one of your sections of your new book, Yes Please about parents and it reminds me of my relationship between me and my parents. My questions are:

  • As a mother, what are some of your expectations for your relationship between you and your children when they grow older?

  • What was the idea behind Amy Poehler's Smart Girls? I think that website is really encouraging how young female acts in real life and it is good for our community.

  • What is you favorite dessert?

    Thank you, you're one of the funniest female in show business right now.
u/msim4044 · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I'm copying these ideas from another post I made on the thread for a Secret Santa but I think they still apply

u/izjustsayin · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Something I want

Something I need

Something to wear and

Something to read

This something to watch
will make me laugh,

And this will be music to my ears…

But what I want most, my dear friends, is to ease sadness and tears.

u/MarvelGirl91 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Glad to oblige. Sundays are rarely fun days for me.

    2)Sleep. Glorious sleep. When I'm done sleeping, I plan on reading a book just for fun. Perhaps on the beach, where I might have a little more sleep.

  2. My favorite special holiday recipe is sweet potato pie with pralines on top. Who am I kidding, I'd eat it everyday and twice on Tuesdays.

  3. I adore this woman, and I've been thinking I want to spend my holiday with her.

    What are your holiday plans? If that is too far away- What are you and /u/WMichaelis going to do tonight, Brain?
u/kepeca · 2 pointsr/ireland

> Would you be willing to consider not telecommuting?

This, and changing job to find somewhere that has a younger bunch of people is also a good idea.

> Finally,my last thought is try saying yes more

There's a great comedy/reality book about this theme:

u/Turrrrrr · 2 pointsr/audiobooks

Mindy Kaling's book is hilarious.

u/tracycrndll · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I wish i could eat cheesecake all day everyday....

in addition to these slutty brownies, they're the perfect combo!

Thank you

Happy cake day!

u/frodotroublebaggins · 2 pointsr/careerguidance

Honestly, if you are not passionate about library services, you should not be pursuing your MLIS. The job market is hard enough out there for people who are passionate about library services, tossing yourself in the mix (and adding to your debt while you're at it) isn't a great move.

That said, I'm also not sure about how realistic it is to pursue a career in writing for TV, but you seem pretty aware of that, and it sounds as if you've already been able to get writing positions, which seems like a good start. It sounds as if you already know what you want to do.

If you haven't read it yet, you might want to read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. I personally don't know much at all about the business of writing for TV, but scattered throughout her book was her path through writing for TV, which I thought was super interesting.

u/tearsinthesea · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would love to be the creepy smiling girl from Insidious
I love her outfit, her story is so creepy and.. I just really like her part
Even though it was not important, she was scary!

Dresses similar to that are expensive. But I think that would be a fun costume to experiment with!
I would like a book a book or a way to make me prettier lol

u/ghostofsadako · 2 pointsr/ForeverAloneWomen

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling.

She had a FA-ish youth, but the more salient point is the whole book is hilarious and uplifiting. I'd highly recommend checking it out.

u/panella · 2 pointsr/infj

I'm in the middle of 5 different books because I am a bit of a moody reader (sometimes I'm in the mood to read something funny, other times I want something mysterious, something informative, something that will give me second hand embarrassment, etc.)

Currently I'm reading:

u/Gandalfs_Soap · 2 pointsr/GiftIdeas

This is oddly specific, you can gift him a planer even if he isn't proficient with it. It is very nostalgic and as a woodworker he could understand/appreciate its use.


Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman

u/Aamoth · 2 pointsr/TheBookSnob

That looks like an interesting read, never got smitten by the Vampire/werewolf fantasy myself, but looking forward to hearing more about it.

I recently came across Paddle your own Canoe - Nick Offerman And its a great book.

Its written almost like an autobiography, but with so much humor and brilliant tidbits of information that I powered through it in a day or two, and immediatly started on one of his other books, Gumption.

u/Copterwaffle · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

oh! what about Nick Offerman's book? I haven't read it yet but it seems in line with some of the other ones you're bringing up. Or Neil Patrick Harris' Choose Your Own Autobiography seems similar, too.

I read David Cross' "I Drink for a Reason" and it was less personal analysis than light-hearted observation, but I still really enjoyed it.

Personal opinion: I read Amy Poehler's book and actually didn't enjoy it like I thought I would. There was very little least not of the caliber of Bossy Pants, and it felt more like a chronological listing of events in her life rather than any real reflection.

u/tinster9 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Cool. Last suggestion is one is one of my favorites I just remembered.

Yeager. Chuck Yeagers autobiography. A military/war/test pilot story. Absolutely incredible read. Dude was a bad ass.


u/BLUNTYEYEDFOOL · 2 pointsr/todayilearned
u/spencerkami · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is something that's on my To-Read list, but I saw you like memoirs so I'm going to recommend Geisha: A Life or Geisha of Gion as it's known here by Mineko Iwasaki. I plan to read it along side the novel Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. The reason why these intrigue me as a pair is that Iwasaki agreed to help Golden with his novel, as long as he promised not to name her as a source. He went back on his promise and she got a lot of slack for that, especially as a lot of aspects about Geisha life was misrepresented/fabricated in his novel. It was because this she wrote her autobiography as a rebuttal to the novel, in order to contrast what she really experienced with the world Golden created.

u/admorobo · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki is one of the more interesting biographies I've read. She was the inspiration for "Memoirs of a Geisha" but was ultimately displeased with the way she was portrayed and decided to write her own autobiography instead.

u/MistressMagus · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Geisha, a Life

If you'd like a different view, there's also Autobiography of a Geisha, whose author was a geisha at an onsen and writes about quite a different experience for a group of women also falling under the title of "geisha".

u/grossegeisha · 2 pointsr/gaybros

I've just finished Go ask Alice, it is pretty great :)

Geisha: A life by Mineko Iwasaki, is also one of my favorite book...

If you like comics and graphic novels, read The league of extraordinary gentlemen, Watchmen, The crow, Essex county a book about the rural lifestyle, hockey and family issues...

All of those are books I really loved and hope you will like if you read them :)

u/striker69 · 2 pointsr/videos

Seems like it

Based on a True Story: A Memoir

u/plasticsporks21 · 2 pointsr/NormMacdonald
u/Gilmeras · 2 pointsr/nashville

The University School classes are probably the best in town, but they don't release the catalog until around thanksgiving, and the classes usually occur in the first few months of the new year.

Chef Jamie Watson is a local chef who does mostly French cuisine, which is perfect for learning techniques, and he does some intensive workshops from time to time. The Salud school at Whole Foods is probably the next best option, but I haven't heard great things. You also may want to consider a book; I'd recommend this one.

u/renegade · 2 pointsr/Cooking

Another super entertaining book that isn't a cookbook is Heat. It definitely changed the way I look at cooking and ingredients, especially eggs, pasta and meat. Great read.

u/svel · 2 pointsr/Cooking

Bill Buford, in his book "Heat" writes about the beginning of french cuisine when Catherine de'Medici left Italy for France and it's subsequent evolution.

u/michaelbriggs19 · 2 pointsr/movies

I don't think the movie was based on that book! It was based on 'Yes Man' by Danny Wallace. The story of a man in London who actually said yes to everything for a year. It's literally a laugh out loud book...way better than the film.

u/realistism · 2 pointsr/movies

I agree and the original book is also a good source. It helped guided me to opportunities that I never thought I'd have.

u/stupideep · 2 pointsr/AskReddit
  • Yes Man (2005)

    As the title implies, the book basically suggests being more open to all manner of "invitations." Basically, saying "yes" more often. You'd be surprised how powerful the word is, in all honesty, when you really start to think about it.

    In fact, the most incredible times in ones lives are usually a result of saying "yes," rather than "no."

    Almost any great job, girlfriend, or experience, you had to say "yes" to going out in the first place, yes to a date, yes to accepting the job, et cetera. People say "no" a lot and there are good reasons, but sometimes the word just gets in the way of keeping life exciting.
u/globalmatt · 2 pointsr/raisingkids
u/skuppo · 2 pointsr/Music

The Journals, if you're looking for a Jagstang, they've been discontinued, but you can usually find one of the 2002 reissues on ebay.

u/mrkondumb · 2 pointsr/StreetFighter

That's rough. The e-Book is available from the Amazon US store. You may be able to make an amazon account on it (assuming you use, and then read the book through a kindle reader. (PC kindle reader is free and not bad to use).

USA Link: here

*Edit: Goofed up the link format

u/LiquidAlb · 2 pointsr/CrazyHand

They're not about Smash but they will help improve your mentality for competitive Smash.

List below:


Playing To Win: Becoming the Champion

by David Sirlin


This is a book on how competition in gaming works and having a "play to win" mentality. This means taking responsibility and accountability for everything you do and not putting excuses that only hold you back. Very helpful for your mindset. You can find a free audio version that covers most of the book here:


The Will to Keep Winning



Written by one of the world's best Street Fighter players, Daigo, this book talks a lot about consistent growth, the benefits of staying humble, innovating, taking risks, and how to play with the mentality of learning and growing rather than focusing on just the win. Despite having the word 'Winning" right in the title, the book teaches the value of focusing less on the results and more on the process.


The Inner Game of Tennis

by W. Timothy Gallwey et al.


Don’t be deterred by the title. Yes, this is a book on tennis, but it has been highly recommended by many good Smashers and It helped me out immensely. It talks about the inner workings of your mind and how to get the best out of competitive performance and practice. You can listen to a summary of the book for free here:


The Way of the Bow

by Paulo Coelho


I haven't read this one yet. i'll be honest. But I've heard many trustworthy Smashers recommend it. It is said to be about "how to overcome difficulties, steadfastness, courage to take risky decisions."

u/spectre323 · 1 pointr/SquaredCircle

I really enjoyed The Rock Says.... Most of it is pretty common knowledge now but at the time it wasn't. You get a great amount of detail how he came home with only $7 in his pocket story, his father training him, etc.

u/UncleZed · 1 pointr/AskReddit

In fourth grade I got written up in english class. Our topic was to read a biography of person of our choice. Obviously, as any fourth grader of the nineties would, I wrote a report over "The Rock Says". I read the entire book and proceeded to write a detailed essay over the history of this great man!

Well the book had about 2 minor curse words in it. I'm convinced the teacher had it in for me as she must have read the ENTIRE book to figure that out. I was written up for god knows what, all I knew was that I was in trouble. As it was one of the only assignments I actually put effort into the entire school year, I was utterly confused. My father wasn't one to put up with my bullshit OR my teachers, so he ripped her and the principle a new asshole.

I still had to write a new essay. What a cunt.

u/Werewolfdad · 1 pointr/personalfinance

I thought the same thing when I was 22-26. Then I got older and the lifestyle wore on me. If you haven't read Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, do so. It may make you reconsider.

u/MrHammers · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I believe this is artsy, I enjoy him very much as an author.

u/thatGman · 1 pointr/needadvice
u/natlach · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have a couple of books that are used and under $1, though I'd really like Kitchen Confidential.

The most random/interesting phrase/sentence I have ever heard in my life.: "I was in debate club so I'm used to sleeping next to random people."

u/ono_grindz · 1 pointr/bookclub

[Kitchen Confidential] ( by [Anthony Bourdain] (

I read this on Kindle on through their Lending Library (it might still be on there) and loved it. It's a great look inside kitchens and Bourdain is a good writer.

Edit: inserted title and author

u/mrestko · 1 pointr/food

Ramsay explains why well done steaks are bad in the YouTube video...but if that's not enough, you might want to read Kitchen Confidential if you're at all interested in learning what cooks and chefs think of well done steaks.

The short of it: By overcooking the steak, you remove all juiciness and tenderness of a good cut of beef. Beef is carefully raised and graded according to the level of fat distributed throughout the meat. When the steak is cooked correctly (medium to medium-rare) the proteins and carbohydrates on the outside of the steak caramelize and develop delicious flavor while the fat melts and becomes a carrier for the amazing steak-y goodness. The inside of the steak warms slightly but you still have enough intact proteins that you actually taste the beef.

With a well-done steak, you loose that contrast between the inside and outside of the steak and the caramelization process will have gone on too long on the outside giving you burnt charcoal instead of sublime flavor.

If you haven't tried a steak cooked medium or medium-rare, you should. I don't think you'll go back to ruined meat ever again.

u/jr_0t · 1 pointr/homelab

Technology related would for sure be The Cuckoo's Egg, and Ghost in the Wires

Not tech related, Junky, American Psycho, and Kitchen Confidential

u/swiss_miss · 1 pointr/Cooking

Ok, since no one has mentioned it yet, I feel compelled to recommend you read "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain, if you haven't already. Of course all experiences are different, but it paints a pretty vivid picture of what real kitchens are like (or at least were a few years ago). I love food and cooking as well and considered becoming a chef, but this book persuaded me otherwise. However, I think there are plenty of people that that lifestyle appeals to, so might as well check it out. Bourdain is also an entertaining writer, so if anything, you should just read it purely for fun and the love of food. (oh look, they released an updated version)

u/zydeco100 · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive
u/flalak · 1 pointr/running

A Walk Across America

Not exaclty what you're looking for, the author walked, didn't run. I read the book in high school and I enjoyed it at the time, although I couldn't really tell you much about it now.

u/FrozenHarmony · 1 pointr/books

Years ago we enjoyed A Walk Across America

u/DenofGhosts · 1 pointr/pics

Need a book to read? My English teacher read this to us in grade school.

u/Noccalula · 1 pointr/pics

Gracias for the answer. I'd love an AMA too. This reminds me of A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins, who set out to find 'America' in the wake of the Vietnam War. He came through Alabama, and even had our infamous Governor Wallace invite him to his office to wish him well.

Whether it's walking across America or just the Appalachian Trail, I hope to do the same some time soon (esp. since I graduate from AU this May). Both Peter and Anthony remind me of how possible it is.

u/The-Jake-Gatsby · 1 pointr/pics

Reminds me of a modern day version of Peter Jenkins, "A Walk Across America".

u/reverse_cigol · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Walk Across America it is a fantastic book.

u/klenow · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Will Oregon do?

u/superanth · 1 pointr/pics

This is my favorite story about crossing america on foot.

u/chimpwizard · 1 pointr/AskReddit

If you are even remotely interested in prowrestling, I would recommend Mick Foley's autobiography (Have a Nice Day!). It is very funny and gives a great insight into the life of a professional wrestler.

u/Electrivire · 1 pointr/SquaredCircle

Mick Foley is one of my favorite authors.

[Have a Nice Day] (

u/_Dimension · 1 pointr/books

Have a Nice Day:A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks by Mick Foley

Yes, it is about wrestling, but it is more about life, and it's hilarious.

u/mith · 1 pointr/gifs

Several years ago, I had a co-worker that was really into wrestling. So into it that I had to get into it myself so I'd have something to talk about with him on Tuesday and Friday mornings. He'd order all the pay-per-views and invite me over to watch them. Anyway, this was around the time Mick Foley's book came out. He ordered it and read it over a weekend, then shared it with me. The stories he tells about wrestling in Japan are sometimes too much to believe. Wrestling matches with thumbtacks or nails or broken glass, super sadistic stuff and very little of it was fake.

u/lannalibrarian · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I liked Ninety Days: A memoir:

I'm not a drug user, but it felt honest and realistic.

Also, if you heard of Craig Ferguson, he wrote a hilarious memoir ( that is also very honest about his addiction to drugs and alcohol. He also is well known for his Talk Show speech about alcoholism:

u/maq0r · 1 pointr/IAmA


My husband and I love your work and everything you've done, we both enjoy Parks and Rec twice, once while high and once while... not high. We consider you one of our gay icons in comedy. Loved you on Louie too.

Everybody knows you're really good friends with Tina Fey, any possibility of her appearing in the last season of Parks? Any other collaboration ideas?

While writing this btw I went to amazon and bought "Yes, please" right away. (

Why did you write the book if I may ask? Is it your take on Tina's Bossypants?

Thank you again! And if you're around Encino, my husband and I would throw a fab fondue party for you!

u/Dialogue_Dub · 1 pointr/infj

With only my phone on me, I'm just going to list out some of the non-fiction I've enjoyed on my commute recently.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory - Caitlin Doughty Great reading for the morbidly inclined.

Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film - Patton Oswalt I would only recommend this book for true cinema fans. It's enjoyable if you get the references and are also a procrastinating creative.

God'll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi - John Safran sort of reminds me of Jon Ronson. Good true crime, fish out of water stuff.

Yes Please - Amy Poehler Great advice, hilarious. Get it on audiobook.

Carsick - John Waters John waters being John Waters.

Manson - Jeff Guinn A super fascinating breakdown of the 1960s, and the environment that held Manson is much is a biography. I'm really excited to read his new book his writing about Jim Jones and the 1970's.

Currently on Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon, very excited about it.

u/jbbarnes88 · 1 pointr/GetMotivated

Yes Man by Danny Wallace - totally changed my way of thinking and, without being dramatic, my life. Here is a link -

u/travelguy88 · 1 pointr/travel

I like the books by Danny Wallace. They inspire me to live more in the moment, be more open-minded, and indirectly also to travel (which I'm planning on doing next year). They are also very funny. I especially like Yes Man (this is what that Jim Carey movie is based on), Are you Dave Gorman (travels around the world meeting everyone whose name is Dave Gorman :p), and Join Me: The True Story of a Man Who Started a Cult by Accident

u/Minky_Dave_the_Giant · 1 pointr/CasualUK

Semi related note, I'd recommend reading this, it's funny and may speak to you:

u/i_took_your_username · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn
u/charedj · 1 pointr/depression

Happy Birthday from New Zealand my friend!

I will give you two gifts this day:

Gift One: Watch, or read, Yes Man. It's a bit predictable and lame-yet this made my life better when I was in a dark place.

Gift Two: Happiness comes from you. To be happy, act happy-the emotions will follow.

u/purrImacatpurpur · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You might like the 4400 I loved that show... or Dollhouse... but you probably have seen that one... oh oh oh try "Persons Unknown"! It's so good... so so good...

I'm a workaholic too!! Yay!!!

I love books...

I don't know if you do.... but I thought you might like that one!

u/elvadot · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

& I forgot my obligatory cat tax: he is no Tubbs but he's alright. The litter is his, obviously.

The Books are:

Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis, a pretty savage lady

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans, here is a NYT review

Is Everyone Hanging out without Me and other Concerns by Mindy Kaling, who is basically a trollx mascot

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein, who needs no introduction!

u/samk19 · 1 pointr/RandomKindness

I would like this book because I love Mindy Kaling and I think she's hilarious.

u/english_nerd · 1 pointr/Bookies


On another note, has anyone read this? I'm super excited to find a copy.

u/GreenVoltage · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Here are some biographies that have just what you're looking for! Biographies sound boring, but you won't be able to put these ones down I promise!:

u/ChickenSoftTaco · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

IS THERE OLIVES IN IT!? (Somebody please get the reference or I'll be very sad)

I've wanted this book for a while now! Otherwise gift card is cool.

Strawberry Bubblegum

u/AffenMitWaffen · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is the first memoir he put out, and he has another one on people whom he admires, called Gumption. I have Paddle Your Own Canoe on Audible so he reads to me. It's incredibly relaxing.

u/beatbox_pantomime · 1 pointr/entwives

I started off with Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy since I have a history of depression... the principles are solid, and it's something I continue to work on every day. It would be silly to expect decades of negative reinforcement to be rewired instantly.

Other books:

The Power of Now

The Power of Habit

And this is one I haven't got yet but it's next on my list: Paddle Your Own Canoe because Nick Offerman is a BAMF.

u/happyamosfun · 1 pointr/funny

This is in his book, as is a plethora of other wise and interesting information and stories. I highly suggest the read.

u/EnderFenrir · 1 pointr/funny

Read his book paddle your own canoe, or listen to the audio book which he narrates. It gives a nice insight to him and is quite funny.

u/RonBurgundysBeard · 1 pointr/television
u/KakarotMaag · 1 pointr/funny

Just read this.

u/sonnyclips · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I was like you until senior year in high school when I started reading for pleasure. My first two books were Yeager and Malcolm X. For me reading these autobiographies moved me and taught me some stuff that made reading seem both fun and productive. Later that year I went back and read most of the required books that I faked my way through in the previous years of high school. I've since come to appreciate literature and become a reader of most every kind of book and these two books really got me started. I think it was because at that age I wanted to know what living a life was truly all about.

Don't let the fact that you didn't get fully involved in the Foundation as some impediment. The lack of a strong character based plot makes that book kind of a chore. If there are a few historical characters you are really interested in why not find the best biographies associated with them and give them a shot? It worked for me!

u/TheKnightWhoSaysMeh · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

I really enjoyed Chuck Yeager's. First read it as a teenager and returned to it several times since.

u/Nichijo · 1 pointr/fullmoviesonyoutube

Definitely not historically accurate. Same old fake cliches and stereotypes, recycled.

What really pissed me off was the title. I had read a book (Geisha: A Life an actual memoir by real geisha) a few months before seeing this movie, and went to see it, thinking it was the movie version of the book. Not quite. The book was far more interesting and informative.

Still, a pretty movie at times. Just don't be fooled into thinking the profession is accurately presented here. It's all fake.

EDIT: da book

u/sheseeksthestars · 1 pointr/travel

That movie was gorgeous.The woman who gave him the information also wrote her own account because she believed Arthur Golden misrepresented her and the life of a geisha and breached their contract (she had stipulated that he not reveal her identity). I recommend it for anyone that loved Memoirs of a Geisha.

You might already know this but I wanted to leave it in case others do not.

edit: apparently this one is also good for a look at the non-glamorous side of the geisha world.

u/bpetr · 1 pointr/books

Heat. Written by a previously untrained guy who goes to Italy to learn to cook Italian food and ends up as a chef in the kitchen of one of Mario Batali's restaurants. A great read, really engrossing. A perspective on cooking and professional chefs that I never would have seen otherwise.

u/fzzylogic · 1 pointr/Cooking

Read "Heat" by Bill Buford, he has some interesting perspective.

There's also an article out there written by Bourdain entitled "So you want to be a chef" or something similar that would give you some perspective if you're thinking of becoming a professional.

u/thatguy2366 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Pretty sure this is a movie already. But skip the movie and read the book instead. A LOT more amusing.

u/hennell · 1 pointr/pics

The book this is based on is absolutely

u/elishadarko · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think you should write about someone who meets their doppleganger, and soon after they have bad luck and terrible things begin to happen. So they have to find their doppleganger again to ask to stop all of these bad things from happening but their bad luck keeps preventing them from meeting their doppleganger again. haha i dunno.

Oh what a lovely tea party


u/didifallorwasipushed · 1 pointr/Nirvana

Cobain Unseen is a great book full of cool stuff like replica notes, sketches, tour tickets, etc from the band and Kurt. Kurt's Journals is a cool one too that is like reading his journals. Pretty much any Nirvana/Kurt book is a good read.

u/sleepy_toke · 1 pointr/Nirvana
u/EmiliusReturns · 1 pointr/Nirvana

Here it is

I'm transcribing the handwritten letters/journal entries, so people can have an easy-to-read text version of Kurt's writing. If you want the full experience, I would recommend buying the book as it's got some of Kurt's artwork and comics, and much of the journal pages are best appreciated in the original handwritten format so you can get a sense of his thought process through what he puts in margins, what he crosses out/re-orders, etc. There's some pretty neat stuff in there, like cover art and T-shirt designs, Kurt's hand-drawn designs for the JagStang, and lots of fun little doodles in the margins. The Journals aren't for everyone, but I personally enjoy the book very much, and find that a good 90% of the material isn't too personal to not be comfortable reading.

But that's just my review, others on the sub have lots of differing opinions on the book. There's been some good discussion in the past.

u/arisoncain · 1 pointr/SquaredCircle

Booker T and Mysterio are the only main event talent in that bunch that you just listed. That list is more of an indictment of the level of talent that they were able to hold onto than anything else. I bet if you spoke to Booker or Rey about their time in WCW, they probably wouldn't have many nice things to say about the way the company was managed, except for the fact that they were paid good money.

Look, I don't consider myself to really be a pro-WWE guy at all. I'm actually bummed that they bought the company. As a fan of WCW, it sucked to see all the real talent flee the ship as it was sinking. Even guys like Nash and Hall, the supposed "saviors" of WCW in it's heyday, just kind of waited for their contracts to expire. It was depressing.

I would definitely recommend you check out The Death of WCW by R.D Reynolds and Bryan Alvarez if you haven't read it yet. It's a very well-researched and detailed description of what was happening there at the time. WCW was hemorrhaging money due to their contractual practices. They were not doing good business.

u/enigmaticevil · 1 pointr/WredditCountryClub

There are some WCW fans who believe the real death knell of the WCW was moving away from the NWO storyline, which apparently was still making good money, for other stories and pushing other stars which failed one after the other. I mean the story lasted three years with WCW eclipsing WWF/E at its peak.

I think that regardless, the clock was ticking on WCW and unless it could have created another Goldberg type wrestler, another top-tier talent to help carry WCW in to the future that it was only a matter of time. Maybe you stop guys like Jericho, Benoit, and others from jumping ship but it was reliant on aging stars nearing the end of their careers and there was not a lot of potential for replacing that.

Personally I thought the nWo storyline dragged on, and what followed it was even worse. Is that Russo/Ferrara? I don't know what you can pin on them specifically. I think people often critique the whole Arquette storyline, and rightfully so, but it was an aggressive cross-promotion and IMO Ready to Rumble has always been a 'cult favourite' of mine personall but goddamn that was 'darkest timeline' tier bad. It was worse when he booked himself to be the champion. Russo, or anyone else, could have made worse choices when moving on from a story that had lasted 3+ years and what... who was a future face of the franchise?

Wrestlecrap wrote a book about the demise of WCW and it was a very interesting read. Gives a good insight in to the kind of decision making that was being made within the company and really the death of WCW is due to a cacophony of poor choices, not just taking a desperate chance on Russo when it was already too late. There's a chapter about the final year of the company and the staggering amount of money it was bleeding out... it really stood no chance thanks to those who were in charge.

u/falkan82 · 1 pointr/trumptweets

Having watched this article has AOC actually called out pelosi as a she has not. Has she said that there is a pattern to the way that pelosi has singled out 4 women of colour.....yes she has and she is right and i agree with AOC. Now i have two snippets for you first.!_(book)

This is about the book in question and has a few little tid-bits for you to sink your teeth into and incase you would like to read it.

Sorry i don't own the book myself but i did find something absolutely amazing. Did you know that there is a book about poetry by.....yep you guessed it d.j.trump. And if you want that (why would you really i mean come on) that is on Amazon as well. It has a wonderful front cover and everything. Enjoy!!

u/CuriousSkeptick · 1 pointr/Kappa

Remember to believe in and follow the LORD's teachings, and one day you too will achieve greatness and enlightenment as he has.

Praise be to the king of long sets. Amen.

u/lucksak · 1 pointr/Fighters

Ok, if this is a long the lines of what you were looking for Gootecks also has an ebook Kindle version still looks to be free, its mostly based around sf5. And so does Daigo I personally havent read either of these but might be up your alley as a look a the theory behind fighting games (admittedly skewed towards street fighter)

u/89uoh3j5nle · 1 pointr/Fighters
u/evilryuken8 · 1 pointr/Kappa

Buy yourself a Daigo book.

u/FoB_SaGeT_LiKeZ_RiCe · 0 pointsr/NormMacdonald

Daniel Kellison has gone rogue. After taping the season 3 cold open, Kellison turned to Norm, "I'm fucking sick of this schtick. I'm talented too," he bitched, "and you are wasting my range cramming me into this box." Norm, displeased with Daniel's rant, got up and left without even a mutterance. Mr. Kellison grew weary. He did not know how to take it. Norm's stoicism had broken his spirit. You might be somewhat surprised, as he was equipped to handle Adam Eget's incessant bitching. For in those occasions, Kellison would simply stick a bottle of Bacardi 151 in Eget's suck-hole. Like a pacifier, that would always shut that coke-nosed baby the hell up. But Norm, he's a complex man. Daniel did not know how to treat such a situation. He stayed up for 2 weeks straight -- just about worked himself to death -- thinking about how he would write, direct, and star in his very own youtube podcast, alongside his trusty sidekick Fred Stoller. But first, he'd need a set. "Where can I find a cheap set to use for my show?" he wondered. As you can imagine, it wouldn't take Kellison long to realize that the answer was right under his very nose. He's not hyper-intelligent by any means, but he was standing in the middle of the goddamn studio. He was bound to notice the fucking talk show desk 10 feet in front of him. Fucking retard. Anyway, long story short, he failed miserably. He had gravely overestimated his abilities. Absolutely defeated, he decided to try to win back Norm's affection. But Norm took his disloyalty as an assault on his soul. He had apparently grown despondent. In his mind, Daniel Kellison had been his right hand man for years. They had an open and loving business arrangement that allowed the two to speak freely about such matters. It wasn't the content that irked the ole chunk of coal; rather, it was the fact that Daniel had hidden this from him for 3 fucking years. You see, Norm had previously suspected that Kellison thought of himself as more than just a suit. Mr. MacDonald recalled how in season 1, Daniel would do pirouettes in front of the cameras when they weren't rolling, much too shy to be filmed. But by season 2, he finally got the courage to pursue his dreams. He used his industry connections to get a minor role in a straight-to-internet indie flick. Cuckhold Sessions 38, alongside rising star Adam Eget. The short opened to mixed reviews, but one critic commented "LMAO those bitchbois cryin cuz they wifys getin fed dat nigga dick". After seeing his performance, Norm was so moved that he decided he would give Daniel a shot at a comedy role he was writing. It was a promotional piece for his new book, Based on a True Story: A Memoir, by Norm MacDonald. Eager to ride this newfound wave of success to fame, Kellison obliged. But what he didn't realize was that this was Norm's subtle way of giving him a leg up, just as the Sandman had done for Norm. MacDonald, a virtuous and notorious empath, was able to cast aside the feelings of despair as his closest business associate refused to bare his soul to him. He surmised that he had overestimated the depth of their relationship. It was disheartening, but at least he knew where they stood in that regard; a silver lining. Once he had mentally addressed the 800 pound gorilla in his own mind, everyday became a little bit easier than the previous. Finally, he was approaching normalcy, or at least as Norm's version of normalcy. And then they filmed the cold open...

So knowing the backstory now, I'll loop back around to how this ties into Daniel Kellison photoshopping those photos:

He did it because he wanted to cheer Norm up. Hoping that if Norm saw what it would look like if he had talk show host David Letterman on Norm MacDonald Live, then Norm would return from hiatus to finish season 3. However, Daniel made multiple errors in execution. First and foremost, the fucking idiot didn't even use the actual Norm MacDonald Live set. Huge giveaway. Secondly, he used a stock image of an Egret instead of co-host Adam Eget. And lastly, he didn't bother to find a picture of Letterman in an interview. It looks like he just used a paparazzo's photograph of Dave walking to the bagel shop. So either there was an inside joke that we didn't pick up on: possibly an Adam Eget hates Jews reference? Or Norm saw right through his ruse. I thought the latter and Norm has now confirmed it.