In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks - Adam Carolla

In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks

By Adam Carolla

  • Release Date: 2010-11-02
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
From 677 Ratings


A couple years back, I was at the Phoenix airport bar.  It was empty except for one heavy-set, gray bearded, grizzled guy who looked like he just rode his donkey into town after a long day of panning for silver in them thar hills.  He ordered a Jack Daniels straight up, and that's when I overheard the young guy with the earring behind the bar asking him if he had ID.  At first the old sea captain just laughed.  But the guy with the twinkle in his ear asked again.  At this point it became apparent that he was serious.  Dan Haggerty's dad fired back, "You've got to be kidding me, son."  The bartender replied, "New policy.  Everyone has to show their ID."  Then I watched Burl Ives reluctantly reach into his dungarees and pull out his military identification card from World War II.

It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys.  What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers.  Adam Carolla has had enough of this insanity and he's here to help us get our collective balls back. 

In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks is Adam's comedic gospel of modern America. He rips into the absurdity of the culture that demonized the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, turned the nation's bathrooms into a lawless free-for-all of urine and fecal matter, and put its citizens at the mercy of a bunch of minimum wagers with axes to grind. Peppered between complaints Carolla shares candid anecdotes from his day to day life as well as his past—Sunday football at Jimmy Kimmel's house, his attempts to raise his kids in a society that he mostly disagrees with, his big showbiz break, and much, much more. Brilliantly showcasing Adam's spot-on sense of humor, this book cements his status as a cultural commentator/comedian/complainer extraordinaire. 

ADAM CAROLLA is a radio and television host, comedian, and actor. He is the host of the Adam Carolla Podcast, before which he hosted a weekday morning radio program broadcast from Los Angeles, and syndicated by CBS Radio. Besides these shows, Carolla is well known as the co-host of the radio show Loveline (and its television incarnation on MTV), as the co-creator and co-host of Comedy Central's The Man Show, and as the co-creator and the performer on Comedy Central and MTV's Crank Yankers and is a frequent contributor and contestant on ABC's top-rated program "Dancing with the Stars". Carolla also starred in, co-wrote, and co-produced the award-winning independent film, The Hammer. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two children.


  • Carolla does it again

    By nyjimmy
    Classic Adam, funny, insightful and realistic. Great read. JK
  • Aceman at his best.

    By Rara's Daddy 1984
    No one speaks up for the American who's put up with too much dumb crap like Adam Carolla. He's not too political and when he is bridging it, he nails all sides. He's not to chauvinist or feminine, but he tells both sexes when they're being idiots. He brings back the concept of judgement at it's finest. I flipped through this book in a couple of lunch breaks at work.
  • Mostly ok

    By Nick create
    I mostly enjoyed the authors very direct, unambiguous opinions. He began loosing me when he started griping about individual foods and I disagree with his parenting advice.
  • Fantastic!

    By TwinMama2008
    Despite the multiple references to the fact he's an Athiest (which I am not) I appreciate a spot-on observational humorist. This book had me agreeing and laughing out loud most pages. It's an awesome read.
  • Very funny and hilariously realistic

    By Lflask
    A great read, this book is full of funny stories and very realistic takes on everyday topics. I really enjoyed it and bet you will also.
  • Loudmouth or average Joe's common sense??

    By irishbull44
    I don't always agree with Adam but I find that under that grumpy smartasstical exterior is a wise common sense based genius. I love his podcast and this book is GREAT!!! Even if you have the printed version of the book the audio is different and well worth the purchase. Thank you Adam!!!
  • Funny!

    By Number 01 Fan
    It's like having Adam Carolla's voice shouting funny things in your head. Patton Oswalt said "it was a unique reading experience" and I agree. Well worth it.
  • ACE on a trike?!?

    By Shane Allaire
    Awesome book Adam. Just read Rich Man Poor Man as well. Can't wait for your next one!
  • Big Fan

    By AreJ
    Big fan of Adam's and loved the book. Can't wait for the next book project.
  • Side ache!

    By MikeyCash
    In classic Adam Carolla style, full of complaints, full of laughs and full of sound advice from the "factory of comedy" named Adam Carolla.