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Summary

An unfiltered, unapologetic, hilarious, and sometimes obscene assemblage of tales from the down-and-dirty traveling comedy circuit

Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, menacing third-world police, psychotic breaks, sex offenders, and some understandable suicides. You know, just for levity. 

While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants. Not to say he hasn't rubbed elbows with fame. He's crashed its party, snorted its coke, and jumped into its pool naked, literally and often repeatedly - all while artfully dodging fame himself. 

Doug spares no legally permissible detail, and his stories couldn't be told any other way. They're weird, uncomfortable, gross, disturbing, and fucking funny. 

This Is Not Fame is by no means a story of overcoming a life of excess, immorality, and reckless buffoonery. It's an outright celebration of it. For Stanhope, the party goes on. 

©2017 Doug Stanhope (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Awful.

Doug is a deeply disturbed and awful man who should be avoided at all costs.

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  • Steve
  • Haverhill, United Kingdom
  • 08-08-18

So much better than the book.

Listening to Doug and associates tell this tale is so much better because there is much more with different characters chipping in all the time. It`s like listening to a gang of drunken friends sitting around chatting for an evening.

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Awesome book and read

I’m not hyping this up cos I’m a Stanhope fan but that was one of the best audio books I’ve heard. Not only is it ready by the man but he interjects from time to time to validate or explain further about the part in the book. This is great listen, well worth it.

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Stanhope - that’s all you need to know.

If you’re a Stanhope fan, you’re already on this. The book is just as funny as you’d imagine, but, as with the last book, it’s the interludes and asides from Doug and his friends that really make the audio book something special. With this, you get extra stories, clarifications, and some expansions. It’s a joy. Chad Shank’s reading, as always, is a thing of beauty, like a soapy t*t w@nk for the ears.

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Very good

It's a very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very much good audio book

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Fantastic, revealing, funny and a wonderful use of

The audio book format. A book that makes any day better, can't wait for the next one dug

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Funny when sober

Pure sober joy from start to finish! Normally I listen to Stanhope when I'm absolutely biccied, but this was great drive time entertainment shuttling back and forth to work!

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Funny!

Rarely do I laugh out loud. The chapter on camping out at the Glasgow bus station made me swerve the car with tear filled laughter, on my journey back to, yes, you guessed it Glasgow - truly hilarious. I think I buck the fan trend, a Brit, female, semi non alcoholic, and reasonably well employed- there’s hope for you yet Doug - not that you care ...

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  • Ed
  • 03-07-18

interesting fella

Honest and funny, Doug and Chad are great though could do without the other voices

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  • Ben
  • BARNSTAPLE, United Kingdom
  • 29-06-18

Another Fantastic Book From Doug

Great to hear Doug to read his hilarious road stories, even better to hear Chad “Golden Pipes” Shank read them! You get extra stories from Doug and his friends too (as with the previous book), so worth buying even if you have read the hard copy.

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  • FromtheCocoon
  • 11-06-18

Honest as it gets!

Doug seemed to drink way less in this book during the reading, so the flow is a lot more smooth and steady. He should uave told that one story but didn't, but there was that other story that made up for it. Very great listen, i couldn't imagine reading it. Reading is for people with time on their hands, like lazy people.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-05-18

Chad Shank

Really enjoyed Chad Shank, great voice and delivery.... oh and Doug Stanhope was reasonably okay-ish.

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  • Patrick H.
  • 18-05-18

The extras are whats worth it.

I am a big fan of Doug Stanhope, and the best part about buying the audio is the fsct that he includes so much more in the audio book version. You get a chance to hear extra stories and tidbits that arent included in the book, or explanations of things for clarity. You get the full book and more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-05-18

Stanhope is the best

Give it a whirl and laugh your balls off. And or other body parts. Bisbee

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  • gabe buzzard
  • 19-05-18

WOW!!!

I never knew a worthless drunk could create such an awesome book! it gives me hope for myself!!! one of my all time favorite books! It was even better than your last book. maybe because it didn't end in your mother dying... it's on my bucket list to go find the little town that you should be mayor of.

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  • Andrew peterson
  • 17-05-18

Amazing

Yet again Doug killed it! I have never laughed and felt so bad as much. Love ya Dougy

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  • Ryan
  • 12-08-18

Absolutely perfect.

For the second time I started a Stanhope book expecting to be disappointed, as it couldn’t possibly exceed the previous book. Second time I’m wrong. I’d read ten more Stanhope books!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-08-18

hell yeah

I have never written a review for anything ever, but this book deserved it. Finished it in two and a half days. Wished they would keep going

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-08-18

More of Doug

This book is great from start to finish. It's more stories from Stanhope and his life.

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  • William Whittaker
  • 06-08-18

Great stories.

Not only a good audio book, but a great supplement to the Doug Stanhope Podcast