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It makes me so sad that he grew up with such violence (in his own home, no less). He should be congratulated for his stellar work ethic. I was shocked to once again learn someone earning big bucks didn't understand you have to pay tax until after the IRS came after him. We really need to do more to educate folks about how government works.
I really didn’t know much at all about Kevin Hart, but I did know his name and that he was a comedian and actor. This is his story. As the heading says—it’s raw and crude, but honest and has some excellent insights. My personal favorite was early in the book in adjusting the perception you have of your story. After all, it is your story and you get to define it positively or negatively.
I can’t remember why I have this book. I think Kevin Hart is hilarious but it isn’t the sort of book I’d normally read. I like to watch the guy’s comedy but I’m no super fan.
But I ran across the book and read it because it was there and I was pleasantly surprised.
The book is just as much about Mr. Hart’s parents as it is about him. His mother is a remarkable woman. She instilled great character in her son, and she worked her tail off to raise him. I loved reading about her. Her laser focus on preparing Mr. Hart for his future and her determination to present him to the world at age 18 as an honest, decent, hardworking, respectful person is evident.
As for his dad, enough of us know what it’s like to have a junkie or alcoholic and absent parent. Mr. Hart dealt with it well.
So I liked the book. Anyone who enjoys his comedy would like it as well. Anyone who admires persistence, determination, and true grit would like it as well. My only beef is that he lapsed into cliches a good bit.
needlessly raw. probably to market to adolescent boys. Kevin Hart's story is worth the read however but could have been told without profanity.
The older I get, the less tolerance I have for gratuitous sex, profanity and violence in literature or movies. I read this book to see what my 14 year old son found so funny. The more than occasional obscenity was a turn off and resulted in my not finishing the book. Basically, after 4 chapters, I skimmed the book to the end.
The parts my son thought were funny, I did not. Also with age, I've discovered that I comedy isn't funny anymore. (well most of it anyway...)
This book was a very entertaining book chronicling Kevin Hart. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two thirds of the book and found quite a few insights therein. The last third of the book was not as interesting to me as it was more about how success was achieved and the trip yo the top. I found the family portion much better. Almost did not finish the book. Overall entertaining and funny in most places. Just the entourage portion not so good, just harder to relate.
Probably a good read for someone whose trying to find themself and needs to learn about how to be persistent and keep trying through any adversity that comes your way. I just didn't like the way he used people to get what he wanted, especially his wife and her family. However, she didn't recognize her worth or require him to respect her and all she sacrificed so he could accomplish his dream.
It was a good book, mainly talked about his adventures in making it big. His mom was a big part of it and he went in detail about his tumultuous relationship with his ex-wife. He only talks about his current wife very briefly at the end but it was a back and forth dialogue written into a chapter which seemed really weird (like, Kevin: Hey babe remember how we met? Wife: Yea I remember...) or something like that.