Has anyone read "Too Fat To Fish"?

Discussion in 'Howard Stern' started by ProperModulation, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. ProperModulation

    ProperModulation Green Type of Tube

    I ordered my copy today (as well as the audio CD) and I can't wait to dig into it.

    Edit: Argh! Noticed too late that I spelled it wrong in the thread title. Oh well...
  2. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Artie should've texted the books title to his publisher.
    We'd all be reading 2 Fat 2 fish. :D
  3. VinnyM27

    VinnyM27 Active Member

    And would Howard have been pissed about that....would we have been buying into Prince's bullshit or would Artie have been cleaver?

    Maybe Howard wouldn't have even noticed because his eyes might be shot since from most accounts, it was not dark at that Prince concert and that the spotlight was probably TOO damn bright.

    "BETH! We got go cause it's too dark and too late....BETH!"
    (I might not be her biggest fan when she imposes on the show but I will not argue that she will every damn penny for putting up with that pain in the ass....I'm a fan but I couldn't live with him!).

    About the book, want to buy and read it but am reading other stuff right now. When I have time closer to the holidays.
  4. me_rubin

    me_rubin Member

    Why buy both the cd and the book? Did you need someone to read it to you so you can follow along?

    Perhaps you too have trouble pronouncing all those large words that Artie chooses to use in his NJ lexicon.

    I figure if sirius stock is not at 16 cents, his book price will drop to less than a buck after christmas. I'll wait util then to read it.

    Actually I'm surprised that someone from the SFN has not posted the MP3's up for the public to download yet.
  5. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    Yes. Read it last week. While the book was very funny, we've heard many of the stories before. The best part was the new stories about his dad, his suicide attempt and the forward is absolutely one of the funniest things I've ever read in my life. Laugh out loud, hold your gut funny. It's truly unique and not what I expected, but hilariously funny. Now I know people are going to call me a ass-licking suck-up (but what else is new in a forum where a thread about Artie's book suddenly becomes about Beth :confused:).

    By the way, at the other place we had an discussion about how the sidekick on another "rival" show wasn't outselling Robin's enema doctor in book sales, and the usual trolls said we could never expect a sidekick book to be a best seller, and it was Larry King, not Howard, who drove the "Doctor's" book sales because Howard was irrelevant.

    Errrm, Too Fat To Fish - #1 NYT Best Seller List tomorrow. I guess that puts that argument, as well as the "Howard is irrelevant" argument to rest, huh?
  6. electricpotato

    electricpotato New Member

    I'm currently reading it.
    I'm about 125 pages into it.
    So far it's good but I haven't really gotten into the meat and potatoes of it.
    The funniest part so far is how the phrase "too fat to fish" came about. He goes into a lot more detail than he did on the show.
  7. ProperModulation

    ProperModulation Green Type of Tube

    I got them both to support Artie. Plus I travel a lot and I wanted the audiobook on my Ipod so that I could listen to it again after reading the actual book.

    Even if some tool from SFN did post the MP3s I would still buy the CD rather than steal it.
  8. flowerfeeder

    flowerfeeder Member

    I read it last week as well. 100% correct.
  9. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    That forward was some of the best shit Howard has put out since Private Parts. I literally had tears in my eyes. I won't ruin it for anybody else; but it's some of his best ball busting ever, although his heart is in the right place throughout.
  10. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member


    it could also be that the blitzkrieg of advertising on the Late Night talk circuit along with other radio(terrestrial, NPR, Carolla) also helped to move thousands of units?

    Going on Late Night shows to help sell a product can be a decent promotional vehicle, it's a shame that Howard feels so strongly against doing it, especially now when the company needs him more than ever.
  11. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    Jesus man. I like you and all, but do we really have to have that crap in every fucking thread? At least I actually read the fucking book before I added my slightly off-topic comment about the sales ranking compared to sidekicks on other shows.

    Oh and by the way, if I remember correctly the "other" sidekick also had the same media blitzkrieg . . . and he was beat soundly by a book that taught the benefits of squirting coffee up your ass. You make the call.
  12. I'm reading the book right now and love it. Yeah, some of the stories are the same, but a lot more detail. Great read. Buy it, don't download it.
  13. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    I was throwing in a counter thought to the ending of your post, where you infer that Howard is still relevant because of Artie's #1 placement on the New York Times Best Seller List. I'm pointing out that doing three late night talk shows as well as a few choicely placed segments on terrestrial radio couldn't have hurt either. Or it could also be that the product that Artie is pushing this time is better than the product he pushed last time. ahem....beer league...

    Maybe this strengthens your case, but I really don't know what other sidekick you're talking about. I'm just exploring of the business model that up until the time that Howard didn't want the pressure of having to be funny on late night talk shows, was a business model that seems to work for people, Howard included.
  14. VinnyM27

    VinnyM27 Active Member

    I think Howard gets more (not all, more) credit for the book being a success than the late night shows. On most shows, he was the second guest and frankly, I don't think a Natalie Portman led episode of Letterman is killing in the ratings (especially when she had nothing to advertise).
  15. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    One question before I answer - Did you read the book?

    Now, let's be honest here. You were taking my post and using it as yet another segue into the thriving cottage industry here at DRC - blaming Howard for the failure of sat radio. Which is a fine topic, but what the fuck does it have to do with Too Fat To Fish?

    Shit, at least I was comparing a book to a book. It's quite a stretch to compare selling a book to saving an entire industry.

    By the way, about you reading the book? I don't think Vinny did either, and he felt it necessary to make the thread about Beth. I see a pattern here. One I expected from him, I expected more from you.:eek:
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
  16. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    By the way Packie, not to rub it in, but as announced in another thread:

    Best Selling Men's Cologne

    Check out #1 (and I don't think ol' Ronnie had a "Media Blitzkrieg"). ;)

    Still think Howard's irrelevant?
  17. IronJabroni

    IronJabroni Well-Known Member

    uhh, wow! it was #2 5 minutes ago
  18. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    It's a discontinued item, so strippers and regular chicks are stocking up for their men at Christmas time.
  19. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    I have the audio book, but I've only listened to the opening chapter.

    I didn't blame Howard for the failure of satellite radio. I saw a correlation between a business plan that was used in 2006 by Howard and by Artie in 2008. I think my point to be lost on you. I think you're extrapolating from my post what you might see from others that post here.
  20. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    Who said he was irrelevant?

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