Tucker Max is the author of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell which was turned into a movie, and the recently released Assholes Finish First, and in addition, hosts his own website.
This guy is hilarious. Be warned: he's offensive, a drunk, and generally an asshole. That is exactly what his books are about. If you can hack it, read them. I have never laughed so hard while reading a book in my life. In fact, some of my old roommates liked his first book so much that they stole it from me a week before I was going to move out and I was forced to purchase a new copy.
Yesterday night, Tucker was at Joseph Beth in Rookwood for a book signing, so Jeff and I went. I must say, I was a little worried he was going to be a total d-bag. I mean, his books are funny, but even as you read it you think: "Man, this guys is hilarious, but also kind of a d-bag, but also kind of awesome". In person, he was a completely normal, cool guy. He actually reminds me a little of Jeff, but on a much more extreme scale.
Some of my favorite parts of Q&A:
Q: Do you think you'll ever get married?
A: Oh hell yeah. Definitely.. Here's the thing-- getting drunk and doing stupid shit and having a lot of sex is funny when you're, like, 24. Being that single guy at 44? Well, that guy is kinda f*cking creepy. I mean, look, when you're 10, you play with G.I. Joes-- when you're 20 you play with yourself, and when you're 30 you play with your girlfriend."
Q: (From some girl) Do you need any new material?
A: I get this question a lot. Just because I sleep with you, doesn't mean you'll be in one of my books. You gotta think- would any of these assholes out here want to ready about me?
He over all was pretty interesting to listen to, and I think I'm going to enjoy his new book more having met him.
Jeff and I couldn't find the camera, so we had to take cell phone pictures.. Still doesn't look too bad though.
Denise, I'm still awesome- Tucker Max